University students and graduates

Internship program for university students

The ‘Public sector internship program' provides university students with practical work-based training opportunities, through the completion of a project within a public sector organisation.

Public sector agencies are invited to submit a project proposal, suitable for an undergraduate or postgraduate student. University students enrolled in a participating unit of study are then invited to apply to undertake one of the available internship opportunities. Agencies that are successful in securing an intern will provide the intern with a workplace supervisor, and the workplace resources required to complete the internship project.

Work undertaken by interns is on an unpaid basis, typically one day per week, and may include working on a research project, policy or guidelines review, critical analysis of issues, and/or drafting strategy options.

At the successful completion of the internship project, interns will have acquired invaluable work-based experience and earned credit towards their degree, while agencies will have had an opportunity to access a free resource that is skilled, qualified and enthusiastic.

University students who are interested can now view and apply for current internship opportunities on the Internships jobs search page.

For more information on the internship program, please email

Graduate programs

The public sector is a great place to explore your career aspirations, offering a vast diversity of work to apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge. Many agencies run graduate programs with on-the-job structured training and development. While selection criteria and program structure varies between agencies, graduate programs typically are:

  • open to Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • advertised in April/May for starting the following calendar year
  • open to students completing their qualifications in the year of application, or have completed their qualifications in the last two years
  • 12-month fixed term contracts with possibility of permanency pending performance reviews.

All public sector jobs including graduate program positions are advertised here on the JobsBoard. You can create a ‘Search Profile’ to receive emails that notify you of advertised vacancies according to your customised criteria (e.g. ‘graduate’). Follow the tips for using the search function to customise your account. The job advertisement details the program structure and desired graduate disciplines.

If you are interested in working at a particular agency you can customise your search function to receive notifications whenever that agency publishes vacant positions. Alternatively, go directly to that agency’s website as most agencies have a graduate page or a ‘work with us’ section.


Recruitment dates

Applications close 19 November 2018

Office location of positions

Midland, WA

Places available

Up to 4 positions

Program duration

Our program commences in March 2019 and will run for 12 months

Appointment type

Fixed term, full time or part time

Selection criteria

From our earliest beginnings when Western Australia’s first Surveyor General began to map the length and breadth of our great State, exploration has been part of our DNA. In today’s world, this means keeping innovation at our core. That’s why Landgate was named the most innovative government agency in 2018, and the 19th most innovative business overall, by the Australian Financial Review.

We’re also all about our people and believe that by actively living our values, every member of the Landgate team contributes to making a bold, dynamic and visionary Landgate.

If you are an Australian Citizen or permanent resident completing a university degree in 2018, or have a recently completed degree from 2017, you are eligible to apply for our Graduate Program. In support of our equity and diversity objectives we are also actively seeking applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and/or people under 25.

Due to the diversity of our business, graduates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have great problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy being a team player
  • Be a creative, innovative thinker
  • Organise yourself to meet deadlines

Our values are vitally important to how we do our business - you will need to be able to demonstrate you are the right cultural fit for our business.

Program structure

Landgate’s Graduate Program is a structured program over 12 months, commencing in March 2019. Joining a public sector agency renowned for innovative practices, you will gain practical knowledge and experience across several business areas, laying the foundation for a successful career in the public sector.

Successful graduates will work on a variety of projects across the business which make use of your individual qualifications, skills, experience and interests. Additionally, you will work with people who value collaboration, flexibility and innovation.

During the program you will be supported by an experienced mentor in the business, participate in a tailored professional development program (both on and off the job), build networks with current and past graduates from within Landgate and across the public sector, and have access to our extensive wellbeing program.

Graduate program URL

Agency website