Students in both our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs have the opportunity to include a degree credit internship which provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of development related organisations, locally or internationally. The Master of Development Studies internships are run by the Centre for Refugee Research and include the opportunity to gain practical experience relating to social development, human rights and refugee studies.


As one of Australia's most international universities UNSW encourages students to spend a session or two overseas studying at one of our partner institutions as part of your degree. UNSW manages a large and active exchange program with over 180 different student exchange opportunities in 32 countries. Students in the Bachelor of International Studies have a required one year overseas study placement.