Internships & employment


Internships are designed to build professional and management skills to assist the successful and effective transition to graduate employment. The Co-op Program offers internship placements for current students who meet the minimum credit WAM. These internships are only available in a limited number of Co-op Program areas of study.


The actuarial profession is one of the most globalised professions. Recent UNSW graduates are working in roles in financial services and consulting; with software providers developing financial models for the life insurance market; in mergers and acquisitions in Australia and overseas; and directing strategy and supply chain consultancies.

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians receive a $107,000+ medium salary with projected strong future growth.

The number of people working in this field grew very strongly over 5 years: from 4,400 in 2014 to 7,200 in 2019.

Career Paths

The following career paths are in high demand both locally and globally:

  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy and Environment Consultant
  • Funds Manager
  • General and Health Insurance
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Investment, Life, General or Health Insurance
  • Public Sector: Australia Prudential Regulation Authority, Risk Management and Analysis, Superannuation Consultant and Wealth Management
  • Non-traditional areas such as IT, e-Commerce and Climate Change

Current graduate opportunities are advertised on the UNSW School of Risk and Actuarial Studies Student Forum Moodle page and on UNSW Careers and Employment.