Virtual Internships in Sydney is a four-credit internship opportunity. It’s critical to learn to adapt, acclimate, discover new ways to contribute, and be productive working remotely. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills.
|Term||Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
The Virtual Internship in Sydney program is a four-credit internship opportunity. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills.
You’ll work on projects from the US for an international organization while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience. You’ll apply your in-class knowledge to real-world meaningful work, gain experience working remotely, expand your skill base, earn four credits from coursework, and maximize your time.
While we’ll try to place you in your preferred location, keep in mind that our top consideration is making an appropriate match to your skills, experience, and internship goals.
For more information, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Level||3000-level course|
One 4-credit virtual internship course as well as 20 hours per week at your internship placement.
January 25: Virtual Internship course begins
February 1: Virtual Internship placement begins
May 3: Virtual internship course and placement ends
The class will meet synchronously six times throughout the semester. Our expectation is that you are able to make it to all synchronous sessions, and do not have another course that has conflicting class times. For this reason, there are two different options for class times, outlined below. You will choose either the Monday/Wednesday option or the Tuesday/Thursday option.
September 21: Virtual internship course begins
September 28: Virtual internship placement begins
December 16: Virtual internship course and placement ends
The class will meet synchronously three times throughout the semester. The schedule of those classes is:
The 4-credit virtual internship course will consist of lectures, small-group discussions, readings, posting to prompts, blogs, essays, a mock interview, and a presentation. Along with the class, you’ll be assigned projects for 20 hours per week at your internship placement. The course will help you apply in-class knowledge to your work and understand your newly developed professional skills to articulate in professional situations.
Internships are available in a variety of fields and industries, including:
Our partner with onsite contacts in Sydney will work to place you with an internship suited to your skills, experience and goals for the internship.
|Program Term||App Open Date||Deadline*|
|Fall 2020||Jul 15||Aug 6|
|Virtual Internship Course Begins||Sep 21|
|Virtual Internship Placement Begins||Sep 28|
|Placement and Course Ends||Dec 16|
|Spring 2021||Oct 5||Nov 15|
|Virtual Internship course begins||Jan 25|
|Virtual Internship placement begins||Feb 5|
|Virtual Internship placement ends||Apr 30|
|Virtual Internship course ends||May 3|
|Virtual Internship Begins (tentative)||Jun 7|
|Virtual Internship Ends (tentative)||Jul 30|
The tuition rate for this 4-credit course is the same as other undergraduate UMTC courses and will be billed to your UofM student account. If you are already taking 13 credits during fall or spring semester, you can add the virtual international internship course at no additional cost. Visit Onestop for additional information about tuition costs.
The tuition rate for this 4-credit course is the same as other undergraduate UMTC courses and will be billed to your UofM student account. Visit Onestop for additional information about tuition costs.
Virtual International Internships are not available to non-UofM students during fall or spring semester.
Non-UofM students will pay a program fee in lieu of tuition. The exact fee is forthcoming, but the cost for this 4-credit course will be approximately $2,050.
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
Applications are now open for spring semester 2021. Applications for summer 2021 will open in early 2021. Non-UofM students are only eligible to apply for the summer 2021 programs.
After completing the above application, which includes submitting a cover letter and resume, your application will be reviewed.
If accepted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application system and submit a Cancel Request.
We encourage you to reach out early in the process if you have questions about available placements, so that our advisers can help guide you to the location that works best for your skills, experience, and internship goals.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toAshley Metz or call at 612.626.6380.