US Studies Internship (USSC2605)


This unit will be taken by students accepted into the United States Studies Centre's internship program. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world problems through a unique internship placement in an American-based or affiliated business, government or non-government organisation located in Australia or the US. The unit provides academic support for students to discuss and refine research approaches and questions about issues arising from the placement. Assessment includes a reflective journal and research essay, based on the internship experience.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Minimum 140 working hours, with academic supervision (small group, face-to-face meetings with USSC staff every 2-4 weeks, dependent on actual internship hours and type of placement)


1x2500wd research essay (50%), 1x1500wd reflective journal (40%), 1x500wd oral (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


At least one of USSC2601, USSC2602, USSC2603, USSC2604

Additional Information

US citizens cannot be placed in an US Consulate General internship.

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.