Industry-engaged learning provides you with the opportunity to experience the real-work environment and apply theoretical knowledge into practice. You will obtain a better understanding of how organisations operate, develop a clearer career plan and establish key contacts in the industry to support you throughout your work journey.
Are you ready to experience work life? Do you want to
A structured placement or learning experience can enable you to obtain the relevant professional experience you need to succeed.
Available internship opportunities:
ENT30014 Social Innovation Internship
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity (Kuching Chapter), Swinburne offers a unique opportunity for students to work hand-in-hand with volunteers from around the world to help build simple, decent homes for families in need of better housing. Students will gain greater understanding of the operations, management and leadership required within for a social enterprise.
This is a fabulous opportunity to earn credit towards your degree while developing independence and making new friends.
The internship has three aspects: appraise prospective homeowners; prepare financial and technical proposals; and construct houses at selected sites. Students will work with Habitat Kuching’s staff members in reviewing home-building applications by families from local communities.
Interactions with applicant families help students recognise some of the socio-economic challenges that confront affordable housing. Students will also learn to prepare technical design proposals for home construction, budget the cost and procure the construction materials.
During the course of the internship, students will also join volunteers and homeowners at home-building sites where they prepare the foundation, do piling, lay bricks and install roofing. Weekly seminars will supplement the students’ field experience. As a credit-bearing subject, students will be assessed through individual and group-based assignments.
Availability : Summer and Winter Terms
Open to: All students who have completed 100 credit points
Contact: Dr. George Ngui (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Download: Information flyer
Please contact Dr. George Ngui (email@example.com) for more information on internship opportunities.
Features of Capstones:
These experiences not only prepare students for their future careers and for successful employment after graduation, but also represent a wonderful resource for industry and organisations.
Available Capstone units: