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Academic Internships

Get out of the classroom and into the community!  Academic internship program help students immerse in Australian culture, make life-long connections, and gain invaluable hands-on professional experience.

NYU Sydney offers two distinct internship programs: for-credit and non-credit. To compare these two programs, review the following chart.  If you are interested in learning more about non-credit internships, click here.


Program Components  

Students in the NYU Sydney Academic Internship Program learn about Australian culture and professional life through internship placements in a wide range of industries  This for-credit program includes two components:

  1. Guaranteed (minimum 16hr/week) internship placement
  2. Participation in the Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course

In order to enroll in this program, students must participate in a competitive application process.  Successful applicants are typically adaptable, flexible, goal-oriented, and open-minded.

While there is no cost to participate in the Academic Internship Program, students that participate are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw from the program.

If you are interested in participating in this program in the spring 2016 semester, please join us for an information session on Thursday, October 1 at 12:30pm in the Wasserman Center, Presentation Room B.  RSVP via NYU CareerNet

All questions may be directed to global.internships@nyu.edu


Internship Placements

NYU has partnered with CAPA The Global Education Network, a non-profit organization, to identify custom placements for students in the academic internship program.  Unlike a traditional internship search, where students as job seekers are applying directly to organizations and weighing opportunities, CAPA conducts this entire process on participants' behalves.  CAPA weighs opportunities based on students' academic and professional goals, resulting in one placement.

Please watch this short video to better understand the placement process:

Internship opportunities vary semester by semester; therefore, no specific placement list is available.  Placement opportunities reflect trends in the context of the Australian job market.  Some sample placement industries include: Advertising, Business, Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Film, Healthcare, Hospitality Journalism, Politics and International Relations, Public Relations, Social Sciences, and more.  If you do not see your industry of interest or have questions, email global.internships@nyu.edu.


Internship Seminar and Fieldwork Course

The internship course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.The seminar portion of the course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals. 


Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the spring 2016 NYU Sydney Academic Internship Program need to submit an application by Friday, October 23 (11:59pm ET).  Students will be notified of admission by Friday, October 30.  Students are welcome to apply to the Academic Internship Program prior to acceptance to NYU Sydney.  This program is competitive and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.

To apply, students must complete the following steps:

  1. Have your resume reviewed by a career coach at the Wasserman Center using this Resume Review Form. Please note: Completion of this form is a required part of the application process. Review the form carefully for further instructions.
  2. Complete the NYU Sydney online internship application. This application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish in an internship experience in Sydney. You should indicate what type of internship placements are of most interest to you. The online application will require you to upload a personal statement and your newly edited resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Students must dedicate two full weekdays to intern, not including Fridays. If you are plan to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you begin scheduling your courses.

Questions? Email: global.internships@nyu.edu.

 


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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester


Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.

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