Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is the next step in the journey towards your career. Getting industry experience while studying provides you with practical skills that will greatly improve your chances of getting the job you want when you graduate.

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences has a range of WIL opportunities, from traditional placements to online project-based internships. We work with industry partners to create placements in Australia and overseas that you can undertake as a Free or Prescribed Elective, a Core Course in your Program, or a Course towards your Major.

Gain your competitive edge and choose an opportunity that will fast-track your career!

Benefits of Work Integrated Learning

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences WIL activities

School of Education

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Professional Experience is a central component of all our pre-service Education programs at UNSW and ensures that theory and practice are integrated within your coursework. The UNSW School of Education works closely with schools to guarantee our student teachers can demonstrate the National Teaching Standards.

WIL opportunities in Education:

Undergraduate Professional Experience (80 days)

Postgraduate Professional Experience (65 days)

School of Humanities & Languages

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Undertaking an internship while studying Humanities and Languages at UNSW gives you the opportunity to apply the skills you are learning in the classroom. You could graduate with real-world experience in translating and interpreting, history, philosophy, literature, languages and culture, and more!

WIL opportunities in Humanities & Languages:

Language placements

• HUMS2000 (105-120 hours)

School of Social Sciences

School of SOSS_WIL

WIL opportunities in the School of Social Sciences evolve from ongoing discussions with industry partners and practitioners, and provide a supportive transition into the workplace for our students. They provide you with a chance to put your policy, research and people skills into action and to develop a portfolio based on your real-world work experiences.

WIL opportunities in Social Sciences:

Social Work (490 hours minimum)

Social Research & Policy placements (105-120 hours)

Master of International Relations internships

• HUMS2000 (105-120 hours)

School of Arts & Media

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An Arts and Media internship allows you to gain experience while combining theoretical, practical and creative approaches. You could graduate with real-world experience in performing arts, film, television and digital media, just to name a few!

WIL opportunities in Arts and Media:

Arts & Media internship courses (100-150 hours)

• HUMS2000 (105-120 hours)

Support services

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we encourage all our students to take advantage of our WIL opportunities. If you are concerned that you may not be able to participate in one of our WIL programs due to a health condition or personal circumstance, UNSW offers a range of support services that may be able to assist.

Please visit the UNSW Support & Development for more information or contact the Faculty’s WIL Unit via

Find out more

For more information about the WIL opportunities available within the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, email