COX offers a range of internships and scholarships as a means of recruiting outstanding graduates and fulfilling social responsibilities.
We are an employment partner of CareerTrackers, an Australia-wide Indigenous Internship Program which supports pre-professional indigenous university students to undertake paid multi-year internships. The aim is to engage the students as full-time employees upon graduation.
COX has also committed to the CareerSeekers Internship program, a non-profit organisation supporting Australia’s humanitarian entrants into professional careers. The program provides in-depth preparation and support to both refugees and people seeking asylum who are either currently studying at university, or looking to restart their professional career in Australia.
COX has committed to the program for the next 10 years, with no limited place on numbers of interns (however numbers are subject to project availability).
New South Wales
The COX University Scholarship is an initiative with UNSW, UTS and The University of Sydney. These scholarships are awarded to final year undergraduate students at each university, who have displayed a high standard of design work. The prize is supplemented by an offer of an internship. Selection is made by the respective university and a COX representative.
The Peter Hale Prize for Architecture at the University of Queensland. This prize to the top graduate in architecture is annual and offers a combination of a monetary prize and a minimum year’s employment.
The University of Western Australia COX Architecture Award. This prize is awarded to the most outstanding final year student who has also made significant contribution to the School of Design.
COX’s Adelaide branch support the University of South Australia’s internship program for both architecture and interior architecture students. In addition, the Adelaide branch also support interns participating in the Commonwealth Scholarship Program.
COX and the Allison family also established the James Allison Memorial Architecture Grant in 2021 through the University of South Australia to honour his life and enthusiasm for the architecture profession. The Grant aims to support emerging talent in the architecture field through financial support and a placement with COX.
James Allison (1978-2020) was a UniSA alumnus (Bachelor of Architecture with Honours, 2004) and experienced architect with work spanning sport, public, commercial, educational, and residential developments. James joined COX in 2010 and specialised in sports architecture as a team leader on the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment, New Perth Stadium, Sydney Football Stadium, Queensland Country Bank Stadium and was Project Architect on the WACA Media Centre.