Internships and Projects

AGSM Student

Employers have the opportunity to engage with AGSM MBA students prior to graduation through internships and strategic consulting projects.


Internships are individual short-term projects or positions within companies, which are similar to a short-term contract.

Internships take place over eight to twelve weeks during the course of a student’s MBA and are tailored according to the company’s requirements. Tasks or projects that the student works on during their internship can range from product development to strategy implementation.

Many previous students have offered permanent roles within the company that they completed their internship with, as the experience provided an ideal way for the student and employer to assess each other.

Companies who have previously participated in the internship program

  • Macquarie Bank
  • National Australia Bank
  • Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation
  • Infosys
  • Minesite
  • Regnan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • NICTA - Australia's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence
  • EXTO Partners

If you’re interested in organising a student intern for your company please contact Career Development Centre on +61 2 9931 9377 or

AGSM MBA Strategic Consulting Projects

Strategic consulting projects provide companies with the opportunity for a team of full-time MBA students to work on a strategic company project.

The program provides substantial value and experience to all involved including the client, the team of students and the academic supervisor.

The core objective of the program is to provide students with a project challenge that demands rigorous investigation, analysis and synthesis in a team environment. The projects should allow students to be exposed to a variety of departments and disciplines within a company when possible.

Students work in teams (usually of four to five people) and are supported by an academic supervisor (an expert from the UNSW Business School) and a project facilitator from the company.

Projects run over Session 3 (September – December) and Session 4 (January to April) of each year. Teams may choose to schedule their project to include week 12 (exam week) or to complete the project in the first 10 weeks of the session.

To get involved, please contact

Companies that have previously participated in the program

  • lcatel-Lucent
  • The Smith Family
  • Starlight Foundation
  • Merck & Co.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • BT Financials
  • News Interactive
  • Telstra
  • Zurich Australia
  • Deutsche Bank
  • The Australian Stock Exchange
  • Qantas
  • AMP
  • TNT Asia
  • Disabilities Services Australia
  • Federal Airports Corporation
  • IBM Global Services
  • Australia Post
  • Colliers International
  • Australia
  • Austrade
  • SBC Warburg
  • Commonwealth Bank