DFAT hosts the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network website (Website) to enable universities and approved students to access the internship and mentorship opportunities (Opportunities) made available by registered organisations (Host Organisations). DFAT does not arrange individual internships/mentorships. Students or their universities must make appropriate arrangements directly with the Host Organisations.

By registering Host Organisations or publishing Opportunities, DFAT does not endorse those organisations or Opportunities. Universities and students must make their own enquiries to confirm the suitability of a Host Organisation or Opportunity. Host Organisations must make their own enquiries to confirm the suitability of a student to take up an internship/mentorship.

DFAT is not responsible for, and accepts no liability arising from:

  • the accuracy, currency or completeness of any material on the Website;
  • the specific arrangements made between students/universities and host organisations;
  • the conduct of students or Host Organisations during or connected with an internship/mentorship.


This Website may contain links to other websites that are external to DFAT. DFAT has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. DFAT is not responsible for the content or reliability of links, or for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use. Providing links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this Website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.


DFAT applies a range of security controls to protect this Website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the internet is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

DFAT does not warrant or represent that the material will not cause damage, or is free from any computer virus or any other defects or errors. DFAT accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

DFAT is not liable to users of the material for any loss or damage however caused resulting from the use of the material.