Australia

Sydney, Australia

Global Internship

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Information for term Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 6 – Apr 11, 2020 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Get to know the characteristically relaxed yet globally competitive work place culture in one of the Southern Hemisphere’s hubs for trade, finance, tech, and media production. Sydney is both the capital of Australia’s business and the launching point for exchange of goods, services, and ideas with the country’s Asian neighbors.

  • Take a well-earned break

    at the magnificent, world-renowned Bondi Beach.

  • Participate

    in weekly local start-up meet-ups and annual entrepreneurship festivals.

  • Explore aboriginal art

    during a visit to the Royal National Park.

  • Number of Sydneysiders, or residents of Sydney

    5M+
  • Parks and open spaces in the city of Sydney

    400
  • tons of fish sold each day at The Sydney Fish Market - the largest in the Southern Hemisphere

    52

Location & Culture

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Sydney’s origins trace back to an area inhabited by Indigenous Australians for over 30,000 years, first visited by Europeans in the 1770’s and settled as a penal colony in 1788. With a population of around five million, Sydney is a cosmopolitan, open-minded, multicultural city. Nearly half of its residents speak a language other than English at home and 36% were born overseas. Sydney is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live globally, and it is renowned for its social inclusion, diversity, and tolerance.

Excursions & Activities

  • Step back in time with a visit to the Australian War Memorial and the Reconciliation Place in the nation’s capital, Canberra. Learn about the politics of Australia along with its rich history.
  • Kayak with your “mates” through Sydney Harbor before a traditional Australian BBQ.
  • Hike the spectacular Blue Mountains with experienced and informed guides ready to share the environmental and cultural history of the spectacular landscape.

Professional Development

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture.
  • Explore the professional working world of Sydney through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures.
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Live in a housing complex for students. Housing options include a mix of shared rooms in apartment-style dormitory complexes with common spaces to spend time with peers.

  • Meals

    You will have shared kitchen facilities to prepare meals or purchase food and drinks at local grocers. Sydney has a vibrant food scene with fresh local fruits, vegetables, and meats readily available. You’ll easily find Australian food is influenced from all corners of the globe.

Sydney, Australia

Where You'll Study

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    Sydney Opera House

    A world famous Sydney landmark.

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    Bondi Beach

    One of the most popular beaches in the world for sunbathing, rugby, volleyball, and surfing.

  • C

    George Street

    A bustling downtown shopping area filled with entertainment.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

As a CIEE Global Intern in Sydney, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Sydney complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This semester length program includes six weeks of academic coursework followed by an eight-week full-time internship and online academic seminar. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. All internships are offered in English. 

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system. The second part of the program includes an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and online academic course for 6 semester/9 quarter credits. In addition, students have the option to enroll in one additional CIEE elective course during the eight-week portion of the program. Students should expect to spend 30-32 hours per week engaged in internship project work.

  • Grading

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final exams. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • Academic Culture

    CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. The academic seminar is taught in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students participating in the Sydney Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program, and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details. *Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

  • Program Requirements

    Upon completing the two electives during the first six-week block, students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. The two electives, the seminar and the internship are all required components of the program. 

  • Program Credit

    Total credit for the program is 12-15 semester/18-22.5 quarter credits.

Curriculum

Explore finance, global heath, human rights, and more with our many course offerings.

Students will enroll in:

  • Two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system
  • Eight-week full-time internship with an integrated online academic seminar
  • Optional additional CIEE elective course: Doing Business in Asia-Pacific.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2020

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Courses offered in Sydney are listed below; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours; 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, unless otherwise noted.

The 8-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 internship hours) with a hybrid integrated academic seminar includes 30 contact hours; 6 semester / 9 quarter credits.

WEEKS 1 – 6

Students may choose between any two of the 6-week courses offered through the Open Campus program in Weeks 1- 6 (Block I). “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

WEEKS 7-14

All students enroll in the 8-week CIEE Global Internship with integrated seminar and then will have the option to enroll in one additional elective course.

REQUIRED CIEE INTERNSHIP

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSE

Students can also choose the following course:

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Sydney community and culture, and the CIEE academic program
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Spring 2020 14 weeks Nov 1, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 Apr 11, 2020

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    START AN APPLICATION
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