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International Career-Building Internship
Auckland, New Zealand; Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain; Santiago, Chile; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Summer (Dec - Feb)
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International Career-Building Internship
Program dates: 10 January - 24 February 2018 (dates may vary based on location)
Application deadline: 1 October 2017
Duration: 6 weeks
Provider: International Studies Abroad (ISA)
ISA Internships offer career-driven students and recent graduates internship opportunities in 8 different countries. The team will work with you to find an internship that fits your career goals. In addition to pre-departure advising and on-site staff and support, you will have access to their Professional Development Toolbox, which is a collection of resources aimed to prepare you for your international internship and provide you with the tools to use your experiences to differentiate yourself from other graduates. An international internship provides you with real-world experiences which can help you differentiate yourself from other graduates in an increasingly competitive job market.
New Zealand (Multiple cities)
Seoul, South Korea
View the ISA website for full program details.
You must be/have:
- a current University of Sydney student
- at least 18 years old by the start date of the internship program
- proficient in English, all application and enrollment processes are in English (internships will be conducted in either English or the language of the host country, depending on participant’s comfort). For some destinations, an IELTS or TESOL test may be required for the immigration visa.
If English is not your first language contact ISA to check any further eligibility requirements.
Internships are a great way to show employers that you can apply yourself in the workplace, an international internship adds to these skills as you learn how to apply yourself in the workplace in an international context. While this opportunity will provide you with professional development and networking opportunities, there is not currently an option to receive a transcript for these 6-week internships and so it may not be possible to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney award course for this opportunity.
If your University of Sydney award course has a required internship component, please reach out to your faculty directly to see if they are able to recognise an international internship for your course.
ISA offer internships in a variety of exciting destinations.
Chile is one of Latin America’s leading countries in terms of connectivity as well as the highest ranked Latin American country in competitiveness. Combine this with a strong and rapidly growing economy and political stability, and this makes Santiago, Chile an excellent location to experience hands-on work experience in a dynamic setting.
China is an excellent location for Business and Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism, Architecture and Urban Planning, Law, Health and Communication. Most placements in China are focused on the business side of their respective field. Prospective interns interested in applying to intern in Shanghai should have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and know why they want to intern in China. All internships in Shanghai will be conducted in English, so no previous knowledge of Chinese language is required.
England’s incredibly rich history illustrated in sites such as Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Tower of London, in addition to its deep roots in theatre, arts and literature makes England an obvious choice for individuals looking for a stimulating and educational international experience. ISA interns in England will easily notice the broad, international influences that contribute to England’s unique culture.
Ireland has become a center of high-tech industry and learning, but it still maintains a sense of its historical past and Dublin is the central hub of the one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. It is an incubator for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship which has led to the emergence of a vibrant and dynamic start up culture.
Seoul, South Korea, is a fast-paced work culture that will provide an intern insight into the complex system of Korean business culture. South Korea’s economic transformation over the past few decades has been termed the “Miracle on the Han River” and remains one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Interning in Spain provides the opportunity to intern in one of the European Union’s largest economies.
Madrid, the cultural center of Spain, is an especially good location for interns interested in Business and Marketing, Communications and Journalism, and Architecture and Urban Planning.
Valencia allows interns to experience the beaches of Spain and the freedom of Europe, while interning in English or Spanish. It is it is a particularly good location for students in the Visual Art, Business and Marketing, and Social Work.
Visit the ISA website to search for internship options by location.
Program fee by location:
Santiago, Chile: 5,770 USD
Shanghai, China: 5,240 USD
London, England: 6,835 USD
Dublin, Ireland: 5,900 USD
New Zealand (Multiple cities): 5,550 USD
Seoul, South Korea: 4,970 USD
Madrid, Spain 6,330 USD
Valencia, Spain 5,885 USD
Program fee includes:
- Comprehensive advising and support (ISA guide you through the entire experience)
- Bridging Cultures program
- Professional Development Toolbox (portfolio and resume resources, career counselling, interview tips, social media profile development and more!)
- Resident staff support (they provide 24/7 emergency assistance, excursions, weekly meetings, and more!)
- International Medical Insurance
- Visa support
- Airport reception
- Cultural activities
- Digital subscription to the New York Times
Additional costs: flights, visa fees, personal expenses and travel.
See the ISA website for full details on dates, costs and what is included.
How to Apply
Application instructions for Dec-Feb 2018/2019 programs will be provided later this year. Applications are currently open for Jun-Aug 2018 programs!