Washington D.C. Placement Program (BUSS2500)


This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Washington DC (UCDC) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a learning journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the internship placement and study abroad experience. A Pass/Fail 'Learning Contract' will be developed in the first two weeks of your internship in order to provide clear guidelines for your internship learning goals/objectives (knowledge, skills and values); strategies for achieving these goals; intended output; self and supervisor assessment criteria. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Washington DC), 4 day a week internship placement (Washington DC)


performance objectives (0%), report (70%), presentation (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


48 credit points including (BUSS1000 or BUSS1001 or ECOF1003) with a minimum credit average (65%)



Additional Information

Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.

Please Note. This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (including combined Commerce degrees) and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.