About our IT internship program
Begin your career with a supportive network that fosters positive culture, meaningful work and where no two days are the same. By joining eHealth NSW you are part of the digital transformation of NSW Health and improving care to the patients of NSW.
The eHealth NSW IT internship program is a 12-month, development focused opportunity targeted at university students in their final year of an undergraduate degree, studying ICT/IT/Business/Commerce or a Health-related discipline.
Successful interns can look forward to working across a broad range of projects and initiatives in a technical or project support capacity in a greater good focused and collaborative environment.
Meet the interns
Meet some of our interns and learn about a typical day for an IT intern, whether that’s working with different teams, meeting with our customers, or preparing for future crises, or reviewing security alerts across all NSW Health.
IT internship features
- Receive a mentor, buddy and growth and development plan aimed at supporting your ongoing development
- Enjoy a range of health and wellbeing offerings including flexibility, discounted gym rates and free flu vaccinations
- Receive study support including study and exam leave if you are studying
- Benefit from salary packaging and salary sacrifice to superannuation
- Join an organisation which is committed to diversity and inclusion, especially women’s development, through our Women’s Leadership Community of Practice.
eHealth NSW Intern Program FAQs
Our IT internship is a 12-month program targeted at university students in their final year of an undergraduate/postgraduate degree, studying IT/business/commerce or a health-related discipline. Our IT internship is designed to offer you with real-world job experience in the government sector as you continue to study and work on initiatives that benefit the people of NSW.
Applications open around late August/early September.
To be considered for a position in eHealth's NSW IT intern program, qualified individuals must complete an application on the NSW Health online recruiting platform. The process is simple and you will be able to follow your progress throughout the process.
The application process is two stages. The first includes the written application answering a set of questions and the second are activities to be completed on assessment day.
From application to letter of offer the process approximately takes three months.
Applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or hold a valid visa with permission to work. You must also be in your second last year of an Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree to complete the internship in your final year of your degree. Successful candidates will be required to work a minimum of three days (24 hours) and a maximum of five days (38 hours) per week for the duration of the internship, if you are unable to do so you will not be eligible.
4.1 Targeted Candidates
Targeted position that are identified for eligible persons under GSE Rule 26 is limited to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people or people with a disability only. For candidates who identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander a qualification or degree in IT/Business/Commerce/Health-related discipline desired but not essential. You will also be required to work a minimum of three days up to five full business days (based on your availability) for the duration of your internship.
4.2 Covid Vaccination Requirements
All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.
The level of IT experience required will depend on which area of the business you are applying to. Project and business support intern positions generally do not require IT experience, whereas technology intern positions may require specific IT knowledge and experience. Please refer to the business descriptions, which will be available once the positions are advertised.
More importantly, we want to see your passion and willingness to learn as our program is designed to develop your skills and growth in your given area.
From day one, our internship's purpose is to provide you real-world experience so you can apply what you've learned in class.
Successful candidates will be expected to attend professional development courses during the duration of the program to upskill themselves for a new working environment. Interns are required to meet with their managers on a frequent basis to discuss their performance and development that will help them reach their career goals. You will have many opportunities to engage with your cohort to form strong bonds and develop your professional relationships through networking.
Internships are available across many interesting and rewarding areas including:
- Project and change management
- Clinical and customer engagement
- Data and analytics
- Cyber and information security
- Corporate applications
- Cloud services; and many more.
Yes, eHealth NSW partners with the Australasian College of Health Service Management and offers placements for their Health Management Internship Program (HMIP). To be eligible applicants must
- have graduated with a Bachelor level degree in a relevant field
- be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident at the time of their application
- have at least three years full-time work experience following graduation. Experience in a health-related field is looked on favourably but is not essential.
Read more about the Australasian College of Health Service Managements internship program.