Australian undergraduates have ranked Water Corporation first in a national survey of Top Intern Programs offered by employers for 2016.


The ranking is compiled by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) for an annually published list of the Top 25 Intern Programs in Australia.


Water Corporation Chief Executive Officer Sue Murphy said she was thrilled that a program run by the Corporation for more than 20 years to help and encourage university students was so highly regarded.


“Our interns are future leaders in the fields of engineering, science, finance and human resources and they make an enormous contribution during their time with us,” Mrs Murphy said.


Mrs Murphy said Water Corporation employed undergraduates usually in their final year of study for 12 weeks during the Christmas vacation period to work on a project relevant to their degree.


“We ensure the interns go out and visit our critical assets including desalination plants and pumping stations so they are able to develop a good understanding of the scale and importance of the work we undertake at Water Corporation for our two million-plus customers,” she said.


“We expect a lot from our interns and more than half each year go onto employment in Water Corporation’s three-year graduate program.”


Key facts:


  • The Top 25 Intern Programs in Australia is created from a survey of 800 undergraduates who were part of their employer’s intern program in during the 2015-16 year.
  • More information about the Top 25 Intern Programs can be found at
  • For details of Water Corporation’s intern and graduate programs go to Water Corporation career entry programs

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