- Last updated:
- 26 Jun 2018
My Summer Workplace (MSW) is a paid summer internship program designed for university students to learn outside the academic setting and is designed to provide an opportunity to apply university studies to real world situations while gaining valuable experience, under the guidance of a knowledgeable and experienced supervisor.
The My Summer Workplace summer internship program first launched in 2014/2015 with great outcomes for the organisation and the participants. Following the success of the inaugural program Council will continue to provide diverse placements for university students and graduates.Previous opportunities in the My Summer Workplace program relate to some of the following areas of study
- Human Resources
- Event Management
- Town Planning
- Information Technology
- International Business / Marketing
- Mechanical, Electrical or Property Economics
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Sport and Event Management.
To be eligible for participation in the MSW summer internship program, students must fulfill the following eligibility criteria
- currently enrolled in a tertiary qualification or a recent graduate (within 12 months).
- have completed a minimum of 16 units, however check the placement statement as the number of completed units may vary per placement.
The My Summer Workplace program runs for 12 weeks over the summer university break from November to February. This includes a two week break over the Christmas/New Year period.
My Summer Workplace placements are paid. Students will receive a regular payment to help with the costs of transport, food and housing.
Students are engaged 4 days per week, 7 hours per day.
How to apply
When available, placements are advertised on Council’s Current Opportunities page.
Refer to the Placement Statement for application requirements.
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) factsheet
2017/2018 Summer Interns
The My Summer Workplace program gave an opportunity for the 2017/2018 interns to gain real work experience within council
2016/2017 Summer Interns
The My Summer Workplace program was opened again in 2016/2017 for a new round of recent university graduates
2015/2016 Summer Interns
The 2015 Summer Interns were the first group of interns to kick off council's My Summer Workplace program