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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Inbound (Jan), Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2), Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
  • Restrictions: Non-Sydney applicants only
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Program Description:


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Sydney Internships
Do you want to maximise your Study Abroad experience whilst at the University of Sydney?
This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Australian business culture and shape your future career. Apply for Sydney Abroad Internships (ARTS2600), a 6 credit point unit of study which includes a 120 hour* industry or research work placement.
*minimum 120 hours placement can be increased if necessary for credit transfer back to home university

There are several intakes for 2022:
- Short Term Session A, 26 May to 7 July
- Semester 2, mid July to late November

And for 2023:
- Summer Session, early January to mid February
- Spring Friendly, early January to early June
- Semester 1, mid February to late June

The Benefits
Sydney Abroad Interns have the chance to develop familiarity with the Australian workplace culture while applying their academic learning in real workplace situations. They also enhance their communication, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills and gain a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market by developing global connections.

Applicants for Sydney Abroad Internships need to:
•       Be an applicant and satisfy all requirements of one of our Study Abroad programs
•       Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or ‘B’ or better on the ECTS grading scale
•       Completed at least 1 year of university study

Placement Process
Students must be accepted to one of our exciting Study Abroad programs before applying for an internship.  Interested students will nominate ARTS2600 as one of their units.  From there, the Internship Team will provide you with detailed information about the opportunities available during your program as well as information about how to create a stellar application.  Applying for an internship takes some commitment as you will need to write targeted cover letters for up to 5 internship positions, plus submit a resume, and a letter or letters of recommendation from a former employer, professor, or coach. Placements are competitive and the better your application, the higher chance you have of being accepted for a position.

Taking the internship unit, ARTS2600, contributes no extra fees and students receive a final grade that appears on their University of Sydney transcript.

The Internship Placement
Our host partners offer placements in the following roles and industries. This list is non-exhaustive and we can accommodate other placement interests as required.
Industry Placements:
•       Accounting, Economics and Finance
•       Advertising, Marketing and Sales
•       Architecture and Urban Planning
•       Business and Management
•       Charity
•       Education and Tutoring
•       Engineering and Information Technology
•       Events, Public Relations and Social Media
•       Policy
•       Media and Communications
•       Retail and Fashion

Research Placements:
•       Students are matched with an academic from the University of Sydney to learn research methods and assist with a research project in their field of study


Guaranteed Accommodation
We are pleased to be able to offer guaranteed accommodation at our preferred accommodation providers, Queen Mary Building (QMB) and Urbanest.  Students are provided with accommodation information soon after receiving an offer letter for one of our programs.  The guarantee is subject to completing an application process by the deadline set for the program the student will be joining us and specific room types on offer may vary from one intake to the next.
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Queen Mary Building (QMB) is our featured on-campus accommodation option and always a popular option for students.  Enjoy the benefits of your own single room with access to shared bathrooms on each floor, together with lots of opportunities to socialise with your fellow students.  Facilities include a gym, theatre, music rooms, communal kitchen & dining room, lounge areas, 24/7 security staff presence, and more.  Plus there’s a cool rooftop terrace with an AWESOME view of the city!). 
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Urbanest is another of preferred accommodation providers and always one of the most popular options with students, with several convenient locations in fun areas that are just an easy 5-15 minute walk to campus.  You’ll have access lots of social and study spaces, a fully equipped gym and yoga room, TV and video games room, coin-operated laundry, and outdoor BBQ create providing heaps of opportunity to get to know students from all around the world. Rooms are fully furnished and rent is inclusive of all utilities and 20GB of internet per month.  All locations have a 24/7 dedicated on-site team, CCTV, and swipe card access for all rooms.

Other Accommodation Options
Sydney is a diverse and exciting city to experience and there are seemingly endless options for where you might like to live.  As you are considering your options, keep in mind that most rents are quoted in price per week and the price can vary depending on a variety of factors, including:
Location (proximity to campus, public transport, and other popular areas
Bedroom style (shared or single room)
Bathroom style (ensuite or shared with other students)
Utilities and internet (sometimes included in the rest, sometimes it is an extra fee)
Application fee
On Campus Accommodation
The University manages several residences where you can enjoy the freedom of affordable self-catered accommodation close to everything you need.  CLICK HERE to check out more information about these University-managed accommodation options.  Get started with your application by clicking the red “Apply now” box on the right side of the page. 
The University also offers several residential colleges.  Rich in heritage and tradition, every college offers a supportive living experience that will allow you to excel in your studies and enjoy a busy social calendar.  CLICK HERE for more information on the options, including links to each college’s website.  Each college maintains its own application form and students must apply directly to the college they wish to live in.
Off Campus Accommodation
There are also lots of off campus accommodation options that are really popular with students as well – while they are not on campus they are all quite close to the University as well as a range of exciting entertainment, shopping, dining, and public transportation.
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UniLodge Sydney
TheSTEPS Central Park
Iglu Central
Privately Sourced Accommodation
Sydney is a large city and there are many suburbs that are an easy walk, bike ride, or commute by public transport. It’s a good idea not to make any permanent arrangements for privately sourced accommodation prior to arrival, as it is important to inspect properties before committing to any tenancy agreements.
Where to live?
There’s a range of dynamic and exciting suburbs near the University of Sydney.  From the bustle of Newtown’s King Street to the relaxed village vibe of Glebe, you won’t have to travel far from the main campus to discover the charms of Sydney’s inner west.  Check out the information about surrounding suburbs for a taste of the lifestyle in the area.
Short-Term/Temporary accommodation on arrival
Some students decide to arrange their semester-long accommodation after they have arrived in Sydney.  In this case students often book a hostel for a week or two upon arrival so that they have a “home base” to settle in to while they look for their semester-long accommodation.  The University’s accommodation office maintains a page with recommended options for short-term accommodation.  Past students have also utilised services like Hostel World and Trip Advisor to research short-term accommodation options.  You may also wish to consider homestay-style accommodation for your initial weeks in Sydney.
Other ways to find privately sourced accommodation
Many accommodation options and offers for share houses/apartments can be found on non-University affiliated websites. Check out these house hunting tips for advice including setting a budget, where to search, and knowing your legal rights as a tenant.

Useful Information

Social and Events Calendar
Sydney Abroad hosts a variety of social events for our Study Abroad students.  Our social calendar is not shy of exciting adventures with each semester including a range of activities like:
  • Breakfast with Koalas – private tour of Sydney’s wildlife zoo followed by a buffet breakfast under a Koala canopy
  • Learn-to-Surf Camp
  • Hunter Valley Weekend Away
  • Aussie BBQs
  • Blue Mountains scenic trips
  • ...and much more!
MATES Abroad – Social Mentoring Program
Each semester, hundreds of Study Abroad students opt-in and are paired with enthusiastic Australian student mentors to ease their transition into Sydney life, foster an international culture, and share exciting adventures in Australia together.
The MATES Abroad Program includes:
  • Meeting and connecting with their Aussie mentors, pre-arrival via email, phone or social media
  • Arrival help and support in the initial days/weeks of life in Sydney
  • Travelling on a mode of Sydney transport
  • Experiencing something quintessentially “Australian” together
  • Sharing the mentor’s friends by inviting the international mates to meet more local students
Each mentor participates in a mentor training workshop and provides regular feedback to Sydney Abroad.  Our MATES Abroad Mentors play an integral role in the life of our inbound students as they experience Studying Abroad at the University of Sydney.
Check out our Facebook group for the MATES Abroad program!

How to Apply

Students must apply for one of our exciting Study Abroad programs before we can commence processing expressions of interest for ARTS2600, our internship program unit of study.  Information about program dates, academic information, and how to apply can be found on the following program pages:

Semester or Year Study Abroad
Short Term Study Abroad
Spring Friendly Study Abroad