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I-PREP is a work preparation program that connects skilled and talented international students from the University of Tasmania with your business.

Engaging with the I-PREP program is simple. We’ll match your organisation with talented students assessing their employability skills through a competitive recruitment and selection process. We’ll prepare the students and supervisors prior to the placement, as well as the evaluation and feedback process after internships are completed.

When you start to build relationships with our international students, and you will discover there are many benefits to working alongside someone with a youthful and energetic, global perspective.

Business benefits

There are many benefits to hosting an international student as an intern including:

  • Opportunity to identify talent
  • Sponsored internships for up to $3,000
  • An extra pair of willing and capable hands
  • Access to students with a youthful perspective, energy and global knowledge
  • Enrich and diversify your organisational culture
  • Evaluate a potential future employee through supported recruitment, on boarding and performance management
  • Enhanced visibility of your organisation to the University of Tasmania and their graduates.
  • Building professional networks for your organisation and the intern.
  • The opportunity to develop and mentor the future employees and leaders of Tasmania.

Download the Internship information for employers (PDF 522.1 KB).

Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more information about the I-PREP program, download our Frequently Asked Questions for Employers (PDF 589KB).

Get involved

We are now accepting expressions of interest from employers interested in participating in the 2022 I-PREP program. Please contact

Participating employers

The University of Tasmania would like to acknowledge the following employers hosting interns in previous years: