Virtual opportunities

With travel restrictions still in place and many of you having to postpone their overseas plans, we’re pleased to offer you a range of virtual opportunities before the end of the year! Join our Murdoch Outbound LMS community for more information!

With no costs for airfare, accommodation, visas or other travel expenses, these are affordable and exciting opportunities, available to anyone! Including those who have work, family, and carer, cultural or other commitments, or whose capacity to travel is affected by disability or health issues. By participating, you may also be able to get credit towards your degree, please contact myself and your academic chair to discuss.

Participate in an academic and cultural program with other students from Murdoch University on one of our discipline-led programs! Embark on a Virtual Experiential Learning Program and dive into the world of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals! Or Go Global on the Hacker Exchange Virtual Innovation Sprint, and pitch your startup to a panel of investors! Many of our programs will cater for the MSP201 Real World Learning unit. Get in touch to find out more.

Gain professional experience and build an international network in your field with a virtual internship from the comfort of your house. Enhancing your career prospects and become more culturally aware as you meet and connect with people from a new country. Internships are usually at least 4 weeks in duration. Talk to your academic chair and the Work Integrated Learning team about whether your internship will count as credit towards your degree.

  • ACICIS Study Indonesia Virtual Indonesian Language Short Course

    The Virtual Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) provides intensive language training to students from beginners to advanced level in Indonesian language. Running in the university vacation periods, the program will either fast-track or supplement a student’s language studies or can be taken as an introduction or a ‘taster’ to the Indonesian language and culture for students exploring an interest in Indonesia. Students will complete intensive Indonesian language tuition incorporating language classes, cultural classes and virtual fieldtrips. Students can take a three-week module (or take two modules for a six week package), delivered by Satya Wacana Christian University.

    Program

    Virtual Indonesian Language Short Course

    Locations Indonesia
    Dates 28 June - 16 July 2021
    Credit to be determined by the applicant and their academic chair
    Application deadline 1 May 2021
    Funding A$ 1,600 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students
    More information

    Virtual Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC)

  • ACICIS Study Indonesia Virtual Internships

    The ACICIS Virtual Professional Practicum Programs provide students with a unique opportunity to gain professional experience and establish networks in Indonesia. Students undertake online Indonesian language and cultural classes, and a series of seminars, as well as a virtual professional placement (160 hour internship) with an Indonesian or international organisation. This program allows students to complete intensive study over the winter university break and complete the internship component alongside their regular university schedule.

    Program

    Virtual Internships

    Locations Indonesia
    Dates 28 June - 17 September 2021
    Intensive period (Monday to Friday): 28 June - 16 July
    Flexible period (1-2 days per week): 19 July - 17 September
    Credit WIL unit, MSP201, other tbd
    Application deadline 1 April 2021
    Funding A$ 3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students
    More information

    Virtual Practicum Programs

    Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP)
    Business Professional Practicum (BPP)
    Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP)
    Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP)
    Law Professional Practicum (LPP)

  • ACICIS Study Indonesia Virtual Public Health Study Tour

    The Virtual Public Health Study Tour (PHST) is a two-week intensive study tour that offers students a change to gain insight into the public health sector in Indonesia. Students will learn from leading health professionals and discuss approaches to health issues with Indonesian university students. The virtual tour will be facilitated by a leading academic in the field of public health who possesses specialised knowledge of Indonesia. No background in Indonesian language is required to participate in this tour. Students from the following disciplines are welcome to apply; Public Health, Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Community Health, and Health Sciences.

    Program

    Virtual Public Health Study Tour

    Locations Indonesia
    Dates 3 - 17 July 2021
    Credit to be determined by the applicant and their academic chair
    Application deadline 1 May 2021
    Funding A$ 2,500 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students
    More information  Virtual Public Health Study Tour (PHST)

  • Challenges Abroad Virtual Internships

    A virtual internship will give students an insight into what it is like to work on projects regardless of geographical location. This is a perfect opportunity to work on your career goals and specific interests! With the use of modern technology, virtual internships allow students and graduates to work remotely and gain relevant industry experience with an international company. Virtual interns are provided with a unique opportunity to gain practical skills, industry connections and business experience without leaving home. Through this program, you can expect to gain practical skills in your area of study and really boost your resume with work experience at a company based overseas. This program is perfect for students who want to gain professional experience, work with an intercultural team, connect with another culture and who are looking for a lower cost (and environmentally friendly!) program option. Your virtual internship will be primarily project-based, with either one larger project over the course of the internship or several smaller ongoing assignments. Regardless of how many you undertake, each project will be substantive and you can be sure you are contributing to the business in a meaningful way. While this program allows for flexibility and independence, you will also have plenty of guidance and support from a designated supervisor.

    Program Virtual Internships
    Locations Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand
    Dates monthly, duration is 3 (full time) or 5 (part time) weeks
    Credit WIL unit, MSP201
    Application deadline Rolling basis
    More information Challenges Abroad website
    Challenges Abroad Virtual Program brochure
  • CISaustralia Virtual Internships

    A virtual internship will give students an insight into what it is like to work on projects regardless of geographical location. This is a perfect opportunity to work on your career goals and specific interests! With the use of modern technology, virtual internships allow students and graduates to work remotely and gain relevant industry experience with an international company. Virtual interns are provided with a unique opportunity to gain practical skills, industry connections and business experience without leaving home. Through this program, you can expect to gain practical skills in your area of study and really boost your resume with work experience at a company based overseas. This program is perfect for students who want to gain professional experience, work with an intercultural team, connect with another culture and who are looking for a lower cost (and environmentally friendly!) program option. Your virtual internship will be primarily project-based, with either one larger project over the course of the internship or several smaller ongoing assignments. Regardless of how many you undertake, each project will be substantive and you can be sure you are contributing to the business in a meaningful way. While this program allows for flexibility and independence, you will also have plenty of guidance and support from a designated supervisor.

    Program Virtual Internships
    Locations China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, USA
    Dates Rolling basis, duration is 4 or 8 weeks
    Credit WIL unit, MSP201
    Application deadline Rolling basis, 4 to 8 weeks prior to internship commencement
    More information CISaustralia Virtual Internships
  • Hacker Exchange Virtual Innovation Sprint

    Participate in a Growth Hacking workshop @ Tel Aviv, Q&As with VC and Angel investors @ Melbourne, a Lean Canvas workshop @ Singapore and a Pitch workshop from a TED coach @ San Francisco. Stream an experience with a Twitch influencer and have personal 1:1 matching with a Global Mentor who will have your back throughout the program and beyond. Pitch your startup to a panel of investors. Use industry-leading workplace tech such as Slack, Zoom, Notion, Remo, PitchSpot, Figma and more…

    Program Global Innovation
    Locations  USA, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Melbourne
    Dates 28 September - 3 October 2020
    Credit MSP201
    Application deadline 3 September 2020
    More information

    HEX Discovery Program

    Syllabus

  • MU discipline led: Virtual Forensic Science International Programs

    A crime scene can present itself in any form and shape, can happen anywhere and it can involve one or thousands of people, animals or items. Students will get the opportunity to expand their knowledge in forensic disciplines and practice with 3 unique blended forensic units in collaboration with overseas universities. While students can’t travel the world, the Australian Government has provided some generous scholarships and mobility grants to support virtual overseas opportunities. Murdoch University brings the world to you - the world of forensic science and its top researchers and practitioners.

    ProgramVirtual discipline-led Programs
    LocationsEurope: England, Italy
    Asia: Malaysia
    DatesSemester 1
    CreditVLS300; available for students from other disciplines as a General Elective
    Application deadline22 February
    Eligible coursesForensic Science, Law, Criminology, Psychology, Biosecurity
    More InformationMurdoch Outbound LMS Community
  • MU discipline led: Virtual Sustainable Community Development Practicum in Les Village, Bali

    Applications are invited from upper level undergraduate and honours students who wish to gain community-based practical and/or research experience through a virtual practicum placement in north Bali, Indonesia during Winter or Summer Term. This for-credit practicum is funded through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant Program. It involves a virtual placement with a Non-Government Organisation located in the rural coastal community of Les village, north Bali. This Practicum enables students with social and/or natural science backgrounds to work on community projects while exploring questions concerning local livelihoods, conditions enabling environmental and social resilience, and the role of government and NGO programs designed to engage local participation in natural resource conservation and sustainable community development. Indonesian language ability is not required for participation in this Practicum, although some informal Indonesian language instruction will be included in the program.

    ProgramVirtual discipline-led Program
    LocationsAsia: Indonesia (Bali)
    DatesWinter break
    CreditAST384
    Application deadline12 February
    Eligible coursesAnthropology, Asian Studies, Community Development, Environmental/Marine Science, Indonesian, Geography, International Aid and Development, Sociology, Sustainable Development, Tourism
    More InformationMurdoch Outbound LMS Community
  • People and Friends Global Entrepreneurship - Global Goals Experiential Learning Programs

    Embark on a virtual journey and dive into the world of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (short: SDGs or Global Goals). Visit globally known companies, such as VISA and SAP, and hear from selected guest speakers featuring UN Global Goals Advocates and supporting organizations. Become an active member in the global SDG community by adopting a goal and becoming its goalkeeper and by becoming an entrepreneur and developing an SDG-related Start-up Project. Get the chance to submit your project to the UN Action Awards – winners will be invited to the UN’s annual event in New York City.

    Program Virtual Experiential Learning Program
    Location USA
    Dates 6 - 19 December 2020
    Credit MSP201
    Application deadline 23 October 2020
    More information Global Goals - Virtual Experiential Learning Program
  • People and Friends Global Entrepreneurship - Virtual Experiential Learning Programs

    Embark on a virtual journey to Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.S.. Get to virtually meet managers from well-known global brands, such as Porsche, Boeing, Dolce & Gabbana and Facebook. In addition, you become short-term entrepreneurs yourselves when working on your own Start-up Challenge Projects and learn about the differences between the American, German, Italian, Hong Kong and Singaporean start-up ecosystems. Add to your global network when going on the various virtual industry visits where you meet with corporate managers and local entrepreneurs. Watch five virtual guest speakers giving an overview of the different start-up ecosystems to help you to understand each country’s entrepreneurship culture. Learn to analyse your own strengths and weaknesses, work together efficiently as a virtual team and refine your virtual presentation skills when you pitch the final project results in front of a virtual jury of professionals.

    Program Experiential Learning
    Locations USA, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore
    Dates 22 November - 5 December 2020
    Credit MSP201
    Application deadline 9 October 2020
    More information Virtual Experiential Learning Program
  • The Intern Group Internships

    TIG virtual internships provide students with the opportunity to realize their potential. Students will gain invaluable professional experience, grow their network and make their resume shine, wherever they are. TIG offers virtual internships in all career fields, within 3,000+ leading organizations around the world. They are partnered with some of the most prestigious organizations in the world, through to small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial startups. 

    Program Virtual Internships
    Locations Europe: Barcelona, Dublin, London, Madrid
    North America: California, New York City, Toronto
    South America: Chile, Colombo
    Asia: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok
    Africa: South Africa
    Dates Rolling basis, duration is 4 or 24 weeks
    Credit WIL unit, MSP201
    Application deadline Rolling basis, check with The Intern Group
    More information The Intern Group Virtual Internships
Daniel on a mountain
Make the most of these chances, say yes to as much as possible, network and make friends. Daniel – internships in China, Tonga and Mongolia