Study & Intern in Sydney

Study & Intern in Sydney — Internships

Internships

Over 1000 internship placements are available in almost any field. 2nd semester sophomore, junior, or senior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA is preferred for internships applicants. You will earn 3 summer or 6 semester credits through the internship combined with the Learning through Internships course. All students find out their internship placement about 2 weeks prior to departure. Students are required to submit additional application materials in order to apply for the internship. These material can be found under the Apply tab. Please note that internships are not open to Freshmen.  

Academic Credit

Students participating in the 6-credit internship will enroll in the Global Internship Program course and work 20 hours/week. They are eligible for a 12-credit reduced course-load due to the time commitment required for the internship. Students have the option of participating in a 3-credit internship, but the preference is for students to complete the 6-credit internship. 

Students participating in the 3-credit option will enroll in the Global Internship Program course and work 15 hours/week but are not eligible for the 12-credit reduced course load. If you anticipate taking 12 credits, rather than 13 or more, the Learning Abroad Center recommends that you submit a “13 Credit Exemption Request” to your college advising office. This form can be found on the One Stop Student Services website

Applying for an Internship

Within the CAPA application, students will indicate that they would like to participate in an internship. Students will provide CAPA with the required application materials and give them their top 3 areas of interests for potential placements. Students are encouraged to speak to CAPA directly or work with their academic advisers to determine their 3 choices. CAPA uses this information to find a placement. Students are informed of their placement 2 weeks prior to departure.

Internship Placements

Sample internship placements can be found here and information about the internship process can be found here. Past internships have been in the fields listed below, but this is not a complete list. If you do not see the field you are interested in, inquire at the Learning Abroad Center about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.

Review the CAPA Internship Handbook for additional information about the internship process and expectations.

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