Student Internships & Graduate Programs

Bright Futures with Career Start

Whether you’re making plans for post-uni life or want real-world experience while you study, Telstra’s Student and Graduate Programs light the way to bright futures.

As one of Australia’s Top 100 Graduate and Intern employers, you’ll step into a world of endless possibilities with the latest technology and the power to unlock your potential.


Connect and collaborate with industry experts to accelerate your career, while gaining access to specially designed development programs that elevate your skillset. Embrace a journey of continuous learning and growth, propelling yourself towards a brilliant future!

Graduate and Intern opportunities at Telstra

Telstra promotes Internship opportunities to reimagine your future.


FOOTAGE: We begin with someone opening a door out to sunny bushland, followed by a sunset time-lapse of city skyline.

NARRATOR: Tomorrow, it's our future. Are you going to watch it happen, or make it happen?

FOOTAGE: A person lands a flying drone into their hands.

NARRATOR: You can stand on the sidelines or sit in the driver's seat.

FOOTAGE: A night time-lapse of a large telescope dish, followed by a time-lapse of a moving train.

NARRATOR: But, if you want to make tomorrow a reality you have to be ready, future fit.

FOOTAGE: A person works alongside a server rack with a laptop in their hands.

NARRATOR: That's what we're doing, right now.

FOOTAGE: A flowing graphic in the shape of a long skinny line flows through a suburban street and across to a city skyline. A montage with this flowing graphic begins.

NARRATOR: We're Telstra. Australia's leading telco and technology company. Globally influential, creating a brilliant connected future for everyone.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic swirls through a series of workplaces before flying out to a busy city street.

NARRATOR: We're changing what we do and creating better ways to do it. We're reshaping ourselves into the telco of tomorrow. 

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic flies out of earth and towards a satellite in space before entering a blank white room. The graphic moves form the word “Imagine”.

NARRATOR: Now imagine this, you can be part of it.

FOOTAGE: Two Telstra employees stand in the blank room as floating text hovers around them. The text includes words related to modern technology; “Home Automation, Cloud Computing, 5G, AI, Java, Swift, AWS”

NARRATOR: Work with leading-edge technology, using the latest tech stack and best-practice methodologies to re-engineer tomorrow's networks.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic then creates a series of outlines in front of different Telstra staff; a satellite tower, coding symbols and a shield representing cyber security.

NARRATOR: To re-engineer tomorrow's networks. Re-write tomorrow's software. Re-design tomorrow's cybersecurity.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic forms an outline of a desk around a Telstra member seated at a chair.

NARRATOR: Rethink, what you think a telco can do.

FOOTAGE: A large outline of an earth globe is formed by the flowing graphic as it is held up by a Telstra employee.

NARRATOR: Together, we're solving the big problems on the biggest projects. The work we do, the work that you'll do, can change the world.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic forms the word “Future” before circling around more Telstra employees.

NARRATOR: Now imagine your future.

FOOTAGE: Floating text appears behind a Telstra employee, with a series of tech-based positions appearing; “Java Full Stack, AWS Developers, Software Engineers, Scrum Masters, RPA Automation.”

NARRATOR: Have you got what it takes?

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic forms a diagram that shows 4 pathways to entry; Graduate Programs, Traineeships, Intern Programs and Entry level Positions. A Telstra graduate stands aside of this looking at the options.

NARRATOR: There are four pathways to choose from. Explore your interests and hone your technical skills.

FOOTAGE: We move alongside another graduate where the flowing graphic forms the shape of a car speedometer revving up to maximum speed.

NARRATOR: We'll give you accelerated learning experiences and prepare you for the critical jobs of the future.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic moves around a member walking towards us, forming symbols used in coding as it moves.

NARRATOR: Be bold. Be brave. Experiment and learn.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic then forms the shape of a house around a person.

NARRATOR: You'll have more career opportunities than you ever imagined, with the flexibility to balance your work and home life.

FOOTAGE: The graphic swirls to the hands of an employee and creates the shape of an award ribbon.

NARRATOR: At Telstra, you can truly be yourself and achieve the things that matter most to you.

FOOTAGE: The flowing graphic forms the shape of a superhero cape behind an employee.

NARRATOR: Just imagine what your future could look like.

FOOTAGE: We cut to a green background with the text “Join Telstra” and “Reimagine tomorrow”.

NARRATOR: Join Telstra. Reimagine tomorrow.

FOOTAGE: A graphic of the Telstra logo appears with a link to the Telstra careers site:

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More about our programs

Telstra Graduate Program

Our 14-month paid Graduate Program is open to candidates who have completed their studies within the last three years, and mature-age students who have just graduated.

Career Start Internships

Our ongoing Internship Program allows students to learn and earn simultaneously, while unlocking boundless opportunities for their future! 

First Nations Careers Program

Our First Nations careers program, in partnership with CareerTrackers, provides First Nations university students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience aligned to their degree, plus a pathway into the Telstra Graduate Program.

Benefits to support you

Benefits include a great starting salary, flexible working, discounts on Telstra products and services plus hundreds of Telstra’s partners for things like travel, entertainment, cars, and more.

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Generous annual leave with Telstra’s Additional Day each year on top of four weeks annual leave.

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Paid volunteer and cultural days where you have the opportunity to make a difference. 

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What will your 'why' be?

Whether it’s rewarding career opportunities, an amazing work-life balance or being able to make a difference, you can discover why Telstra is a great place to work.