Study Abroad Internships

The Study Abroad Internship Program gives you the opportunity to reinforce your academic study with relevant industry experience. As an intern you will complete:

  • 15 days/120 hours of industry placement
  • 8 hours of professional development workshops
  • 4 Blackboard discussions
  • 4 reflective journals (400 words each)
  • 1 final project report (2500 words).

The Study Abroad Internship is worth 6 credit points. In general, students selected for the program will enrol in 3 units plus the internship.


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Study abroad internships are allocated on a competitive basis. To be considered for this program you need to:

  • satisfy the academic and English proficiency requirements for admissions into the Study Abroad Program;
  • achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale or 'B' or better on the ECTS grading scale;
  • have completed at least 1.5 years of university study;
  • sit an interview after your arrival in Sydney.

Note: Every effort will be made to offer internships to all eligible students however we cannot guarantee your placement before we interview you. In case your application to the Study Abroad Internship Program is unsuccessful, you are advised to also enrol for an additional subject. Your placement will be finalised by the third week of classes.

Internship areas

Internships are offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Advertising
  • Information Technology
  • Architecture
  • Marine Ecology
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Media and Communications
  • Environmental Science
  • Medical Research
  • Events and Public Relations
  • Not For Profit
  • Film and Television
  • Research
  • Government and Policy
  • Sport Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Arts/Curatorship

If your area of interest is not listed above, contact the Internship Program Coordinator by emailing to discuss alternative options.

Shape your future career

As a study abroad intern you will have the chance to:

  • develop familiarity with the Australian workplace culture;
  • apply your learning in real workplace situations;
  • enhance your interpersonal, communication and cross-cultural skills
  • gain a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market by developing global connections in your chosen profession.


The 2014 study abroad tuition fee base rate is $11,640 Australian dollars per semester. There are no additional fees for the internship program.

How to apply

If you are ready to apply for the Study Abroad Internship, simply your resume (CV) and a cover letter.

Closing dates

Applications for the Study Abroad Internship program must be received by:

  • For starting in March semester: 15 December
  • For starting in July semester: 31 May