Internships & employment


Internships are designed to build professional and management skills to assist the successful and effective transition to graduate employment. Further information for current students can be found on the UNSW student website.

The Co-op office occasionally has a limited number of 3-6 month internship placements for students currently in the Co-op Program. To be successful applicants will need a minimum credit WAM. Note that these internships are only available in a limited number of Co-op Program areas of study.

Visit the Co-op Program website more for details and all available internships.


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. 

Many of the career paths which are in high demand both locally and globally include: 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, Wealth Management and non-traditional areas such as IT, e-commerce and climate change.

The Job Outlook website provides a useful overview of the current industry, highlighting some of the trends and growth areas.

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