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Internship & Seminar

Get out of the classroom and into the community! Immerse yourself in Australian culture, make connections, and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

Students who apply and are accepted in to the for-credit internship program are guaranteed a placement in a wide range of industries. Participants will work with our internship partner, CAPA International Education, to identify and secure an ideal placement.  Placements will take the form of a traditional internship (11 weeks, 16 hours per week). 

Students will also participate in a complementary course that allows for critical and analytical reflection on how the internship experience impacts their understanding of Australian culture and relates to personal and professional goals.  Upon successful completion of this internship program, students will be awarded 4 credits.

Note:  For students interested in pursuing a non-credit internship opportunity, please click here


Required Internship Seminar Course Description

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. 

Internship Opportunities

Responsibilities vary by agency but we require all students to be involved in projects that contribute to their understanding of the organization and its approach to social issues.  This might include project implementation, participation in relevant meetings, research, and production of documents or other materials.

Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement meeting with the CAPA team to determine the best options for the student. For more information about the placement process, please watch the short video below.

The following is a list of examples of the types of organizations in which students might be placed.  Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement meeting with the CAPA team to determine the best options for the student.  Flexibility is important as specific organizations and industry placements cannot be guaranteed:

Advertising, Business, Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Film, Healthcare, Hospitality Journalism, Politics and International Relations, Public Relations, Social Sciences

Placement Process

Watch the brief  video below for additional information about the placement process.  


Application Instructions

Note: The application is only for students intending to enroll in the 4 credit Internship Seminar & Fieldwork course.

Interested Spring 2015 NYU Sydney students should complete the online application by Friday, October 24 if they are interested in the program.  Students that fill out the application by the deadline will receive notification by November 3.

While there is no cost to participate in the internship program, students who withdraw from the program after officially committing, are subject to the financial penalty outlined in their offer letter.

For consideration to the internship program in Sydney, 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 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 from an internship experience in Sydney, and to indicate what type of internship placements you would be most interested in.  You will also be required to upload a personal statement and a resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Please note: Students must also be able to dedicate 16 hours per week (2 full days) for their internship. If you are planning to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you finalize 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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