Computing Internships Semester 1 2025

There will be Main Round and Supplementary Round of student applications for those who wish to participate in Computing Internships Semester 1, 2025.

Students’ Eligibility and Room Available in Degree will ONLY be assessed in the Main Round of Computing Internships Student Application. The Supplementary Round of projects nominations will ONLY be available for students who have applied with confirmation of eligible in the Main Round and also are not successful with securing a project (project) in the Main Round.

Computing Internships Semester 1 2025 Information Session will be held online at 11am Tuesday 6 August 2024. Please register HERE!

Please read carefully all the information on this page before you apply.

About the Computing Internships

These internship placements provide the opportunity to experience the professional workplace and apply knowledge and skills learnt in courses to solve real world challenges.

Learning outcomes for the course include:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a team
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Professional conduct at work including in presentation and communication
  • Positive attitude towards learning new things and tackling challenges
  • Ability to derive project requirements from understanding of user needs including use of creative approaches.

Undertaking an internship also provides insights into industry, and valuable professional work experience and networks, that will benefit your future career.

What does the internship involve?

The Computing Internships are undertaken over one semester (for 12 units of academic credit).

Participation in the internship involves 20hrs per week, consisting of:

  • 15 hours per week undertaking a project within a host organisation
  • 5 hours per week of:

    • Weekly tutorials
    • 1-on-1 and group mentoring to assist students to adapt to business environments and successfully complete their projects

Types of host organisations and projects

Host organisations represent Federal and ACT Government, private sector, SMEs and the not-for profit sector.

Internship projects provide the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills to real-world challenges. Projects are sourced for a variety of areas including software development, data science and analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Activities may include developing a proof of concept, new features for existing software products, data visualisation and automation of current manual process.

To check out computing internship projects visit the School of Computing projects.(Please search using the keyword “internship”.)

Eligibility

The eligibility for Computing Internships will only be assessed under students’ current program, when students submit the application for the Computing Internships.

Postgraduate eligibility criteria

To be eligible to be considered for the Computing internship COMP8830 you need:

  • to be enrolled in the Master of Computing AND have successfully completed COMP6442 (Software Construction) and COMP8260 (Professional Practice 2), or
  • to be enrolled in the Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision* AND have successfully completed COMP6710 (Structured Programming) or COMP6730 (Programming for Scientists) AND COMP6250/ENGN6250 (Professional Practice 1) or COMP8260/ENGN8260 (Professional Practice 2)
  • no plans to complete COMP8715 - i.e. NOT completed, NOT be enrolled in and/or NOT planning to complete COMP8715 (Computing Project) or COMP8755 (Individual Computing Project)
  • space in your program to accommodate a 12-unit internship (i.e. COMP or University Elective Space) without overloading, in a single semester (not across two semesters)
Key Dates for Semester 1 2025
Main Round Supplementary Round
Computing Internship Application 13 September to 29 September 2024
Computing Internship Supplementary Application 06 November to 13 November 2024
Host organiations assess/interview and advise preferred candidate 11 October to 31 October 2024 15 November to 05 Demcember 2024
Deadline for host organisations to confirm students offer acceptances 01 November 2024 06 December 2024
Placements and agreements finalised 31 January 2025 31 January 2025
Placements begin Week beginning 17 February 2025 Week beginning 17 February 2025
How to apply

IMPORTANT: All current available Computing Internship Projects will be listed on the School of Computing Project Opportunities page. Please search using the keyword “internship”. Look for project details that contain the sentence “This position is offered through ANU Computing Internship courses.

Please note the dates of the application rounds (see ‘Application dates’ at the top right of this page). When the application round opens, a link will be made available, where you can apply.

Please note:

  • there will be ONLY ONE Main Round of Computing Internship application.
  • You need to have applied in the Main Round to be eligible to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for new projects in the Supplementary Round of projects nominations.
  • The Supplementary Round of projects nominations will ONLY be for those applicants from the main round who are not successful with securing a project (placement) only.
  • BYO students also need to apply the Computing Internship Student Application in the Main Round with your Host organisation’s details and are confirmed eligible by CECC Student Employability.

Application

Eligibility requirements (see Eligibility above) and ‘Room Available in Degree’ (RAID) checks will be assessed at time of application. If you meet these requirements, your application will be progressed to the next stage.

The application process will include the following steps:

  • Completion of an application form - including nomination of your preferred internship projects, and submission of the following documents and information:

    • Details of your current degree program including the Program Rules year that you are following, your major (if applicable) and specialisation (if applicable) and other details of your current degree program for the Eligibility and Room Available in Degree to undertake Assessment.
    • An Expression of Interest (EOI) (limit 350 words) for each organisation you wish to apply to (for organisations with multiple projects only submit one Expression of Interest but state clearly which project/s you wish to be considered for).
    • A current resume or CV (Main Round only)

      There are some points you may wish to consider in the information you include in your resume and EOI regarding your personal and private information. The following are items students should consider in their Resume or EOI to limit privacy risks, but also present a more professional Resume:

      Photograph: in Australia photographs are generally not expected to be included in resumes and as a result their inclusion may make a Resume appear less professional. We would recommend that photographs be removed from resumes. If you would like for a potential employer to see your photo you can include a link to your LinkedIn account.

      Date of birth: date of birth is not required for Australian resumes. Your age should not be considered relevant to an employment decision. As a result, and to protect your personal information, you should remove your date of birth from your Resume.

  • Applications from eligible students will be sent to your nominated host organisations for shortlisting
  • Host organisation interviews
  • Offers will be made to students selected by the host organisations.
  • Students are not allowed to change placements after they have accepted an offer from the Host organisation.

Important

  • When selecting the Organisations and Projects, you must check:

    • the delivery mode
    • student location requirements, and
    • project’s special requirements/special conditions. E.g. some internships require Australian citizenship or may require security clearance.
    • select only those projects that you meet all the requirements.
  • You will be asked to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for each organisation you wish to apply to. For organisations with multiple projects, submit one EOI, but state clearly which project/s you wish to be considered for.
  • If you do not follow the document naming conventions outlined in the Computing Internships Application form, your applications will not be put forward to the Organisations.
Main Round and Supplementary Round

Main Round

  • There will only be ONE main round of applications for the Computing Internship. Ensure you are aware of the dates, posted above on this page and/or you can also note the Key Dates for the semester at Internship Program - ANU School of Computing.

Supplementary Round

  • A Supplementary Round may occur when Hosts do not find a suitable candidate through the Main Round
  • A Supplementary Round may also consist of new Hosts and Projects who did not participate in the Main Round.
  • Updated CV will NOT be accepted in the Supplementary Round.
  • Eligibility: The Supplementary Round in only open to students who meet ALL of the following:

    • applied during the Main Round, and
    • were found eligible for the Main Round, and
    • have not yet secured a placement

Supplementary Round projects

  • As an eligible candidate, the Supplementary Round provides another opportunity for students to apply for a placement.
  • To find the projects available for the Supplementary Round, go to the School of Computing Projects page when the Supplementary Round dates open.
  • How to apply: If you are eligible, you will receive an email with instructions and application link, when the Supplementary Round opens.
Bring your own (BYO) project

If you are intending to bring your own project (BYO) to the Computing Internship program, please note it needs to be a paid internship in Australia.

Please note the following steps:

  1. Please contact the course convenor to discuss your intentions, as soon as possible.
  2. Students intending to utilise BYO projects must still apply via the usual application method of submitting the Computing Internship Student Application in the Main round with details of your Host Organisation.
  3. Your Host must submit the project proposal by the required dates. See ‘Propose an Internship Project’ information at Internship Program - ANU School of Computing.
  4. If/when your project is approved and if/when you have been assessed as eligible through the usual application process, you will be contacted by CECC Employability with further instructions. See key dates.
Resources to help you apply

CAREERS SKILLS CONSULTATIONS

ANU Careers and Employability is offering appointments. Find more details.

ANU Careers Consultant is offering Careers Drop-in Sessions on every Tuesday from 2pm - 4pm from Week 1 to Week 12 in semester 2 2024(except the semester break) at the CSIT Building Meeting Room S215 (next to CECC Student Service Counter on level 2).

Please come and meet our ANU Careers Consultant.

WORKSHOPS

ANU Careers and Employability will be offering Expression of Interest writing skills Workshop and Interview Tips and Tricks Workshop for Computing students.

Details will be published on this page soon.

More resources

For more useful resources and tools for your application and interview preparations, see ANU Careers.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

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