Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

Engineering and Information technology

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
3 September 2018

What you'll receive

The WSP Sustainability Internship Program is an initiative between the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT and WSP. The internship program offers a summer placement within WSP's sustainability team in Brisbane running 19 November 2018 - 22 February 2019. This will exclude two weeks over the summer holiday period, 22 December 2018 - 7 January 2019.


You must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Descent form
  • be enrolled at QUT at the census date
  • maintain a full-time study load and grade point average of 4
  • be studying externally or on-campus.

How to apply

To apply for this internship you must:

  • fill out the 2018-2019 WSP Sustainability Internship Program application form and supply a written response to:
    • what you believe are the 3 most urgent sustainable development issues facing our cities today
    • how you think sustainability professionals can address some of these issues through the design of our buildings, precincts and transport networks (500-1000 words)
    • what projects that WSP have worked on that inspire you the most and why. With these projects in mind, what type of projects and tasks you hope to work on during your time with WSP (250-500 words)
    • tell us a little more about yourself, including your career aspirations, community involvement, and personal interests and hobbies. (250-500 words).

Read the WSP Sustainability Internship Guidelines (PDF file, 157.1 KB)

What happens next?

If successful, you'll receive an employment contract with WSP. Acceptance of offers cannot be deferred. If you meet the merit criteria but are not successful in the first round of offers, you may be placed on a reserve list. In the event that a selected applicant declines an internship offer, an offer may be subsequently made to you.


The Internship recipient will need to enter into a binding agreement with the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT which specifies the conditions of the Internship. These conditions will require the recipient to:

  • maintain a 4 grade point average
  • submit results and confirmation of continued enrolment promptly at the end of each semester
  • maintain active communication with the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT at all times
  • attend the official Internship Induction program · give consent to photographs being taken for the purposes of promotional activities including media, webpage/s by the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT and WSP.
  • When the agreement has been signed by both parties, a copy will be returned for the Internship recipient’s records.

Detailed information about the Internship conditions will be provided to successful applicants. The recipient of an Internship will need to consent to QUT providing WSP with certain personal information about the recipient in relation to the Internship, for example, the recipient’s name and image, email address, telephone number, course details, grade point average.

About the scholarship

WSP is a globally recognised firm with local beginnings stretching more than 130 years ago. Offering consulting and engineering services in a wide range of disciplines, WSP provide clients the same personalised services as a specialist firm while at the same time leveraging worldwide expertise to undertake the most complex projects and assisting clients to realise their ambitions.

WSP anticipate trends in order to propose innovative ideas for clients to meet their business objectives, all the while asking questions, looking at complex problems from different angles and finding solutions that break paradigms. WSP are problem-solvers who evolve, improve, modernise and excel, and whose solutions will shape the communities of tomorrow and help societies thrive sustainably. WSP embrace change and have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence, and strive to promote young recruits because they believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

Vist WESP Australia for more on the internship program.

Contact us

Oodgeroo Unit

1800 645 513

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