University students program

Many asylum seekers and refugees arrive in Australia at an early age. They complete their schooling and have the ambition to participate in further studies. As they may be the first in their family to navigate tertiary education and professional employment, the CareerSeekers university program is key in helping many young asylum seekers and refugees achieve their goals.

As university students, participants undertake their internships during university breaks and sometimes work year-round as they near the end of their degree. The program is designed for students to return to their workplace each year while completing their degree. Ultimately we want to see interns convert into full-time graduate employment at the completion of their studies.

Key aspects of the CareerSeekers University students program:

All participants have work rights.

Students study full-time during the semester and work full-time during university breaks, with the aim of returning to their internship each year of their degree.

Interns participate in year-round leadership training aligned to the CareerSeekers program.

Employers interview each participant to ensure they have the skills and attributes to be successful in their internships.

Managers of interns receive Working with Refugees briefing prior to the interns' commencement. Our team also provides support and guidance to managers for the duration of the internship to answer any questions.

Interns arrive for their first day of work after completing our extensive pre-employment training program.

Register your interest to join our employment partners on the ‘Contact us’ page.