Australia

Sydney, Australia

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 8, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 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 the Southern Hemisphere’s hub for trade, finance, tech, and media production. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales, the most populous city in Australia, and the launching point for exchange of goods, services, and ideas with the country’s Asian neighbors.

Unique Experiences

  • Spend a few hours

    exploring the rare and exotic plants at the Royal Botanic Garden

  • Participate

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

  • Get a panoramic water view

    of Sydney’s landmarks on a ferry ride through Sydney Harbour

  • Number of “Sydneysiders,” or residents of Sydney

    5M+
  • hectares + Parks and nature areas in Sydney

    1M
  • Amount of fish sold each day at The Sydney Fish Market

    52 TONS

Location & Culture

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Sydney beach group
sailing in Sydney, Australia

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, and 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

  • 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
  • Step back in time with a historic walk through The Rocks – established in 1788 when Sydney was a penal colony

Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

  • Take advantage of resume guidance and hone your interviewing skills with the help of local business professionals
  • 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

    Housing accommodations include a mix of shared rooms in apartment-style or student dormitory complexes with common spaces to spend time with peers. Housing is included in the program cost.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included in the program cost. Sydney has a vibrant food scene with fresh local fruits, vegetables, and meats readily available. Australian food has influences from all corners of the globe, so there’s something for every palate.

Sydney, Australia

Where You'll Study

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    Sydney Opera House

    World-famous Sydney landmark

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    Bondi Beach

    World-class spot to lie in the sand, play rugby, or surf

  • C

    George Street

    High street shopping and civic center

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

As a 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 requirements and cultural activities in and around Sydney complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course.

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar taught in an online learning environment, complemented by a number of on-site curricular activities, such as site visits, workshops, and guest lectures. Classes, co-curricular excursions, and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.

  • Grading

    Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress toward goals.

  • Academic Culture

    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. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation.

    *Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Curriculum

Program Credit
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship and weekly co-curricular workshops, site visits, and lectures. Participation in the integrated academic seminar and co-curriculars is mandatory for all participants.

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.

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 meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Sydney culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2020 8 weeks Mar 1, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Aug 8, 2020

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Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    After you have started an application, all applicants then schedule a time to connect with Brooke, the advisor for the program. This is so you can have well informed expectations about the application, program, placement process, and available internships.