“My internship is an amazing opportunity, I get hands-on experience and insight into how a top tier firm operates.”

– Jamilla Shirzad, Herbert Smith Freehills Intern

What is CareerSeekers?

Start your future today.

We partner with leading Australian employers to create paid internships for full-time university students who are asylum seekers or refugees. An internship provides industry experience, a local professional network, and insight into career options.

Internships are suitable for full-time university students in degrees that don’t typically require a mandatory placement. Internships last 12 weeks and are completed over the summer university break, or split between the winter and summer university breaks.

Can I take part?

Your path. Your choices.
Your future.

There is no cost to participants, but interns are expected to actively participate in the program.

Currently, the program is open to students who are:

  • An asylum seeker or refugee enrolled in full-time tertiary studies
  • Attending university in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane
  • Completing studies in or after next year
  • Completing one of the following degrees: Science (non-medical), Engineering (all types), Commerce / Business (all majors), Information Technology, Mathematics, Law, Arts
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (consistent with the current policies of many employers regarding interning at their offices and sites)

How to register

Fill out the ‘Interns’ registration form and one of our Advisors will contact you.


In the meantime, check out our current list of employers to see where you could soon be interning.

Who’s involved