Internships help students immerse in Australian culture, make life-long connections, and gain invaluable hands-on professional experience.

NYU Sydney offers two distinct internship programs: the Academic (for-credit) Internship Program and the non-credit Beyond the Classroom Program.  Review this comparison chart for more information about the two programs.  For more information about non-credit opportunities, visit the NYU Sydney Beyond the Classroom webpage.

Program Components  

The for-credit Internship 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.  Students accepted to the NYU Sydney Academic Internship Program must be available for (2) full days between Monday-Thursday for their internship. Exceptions are possible for students enrolled in laboratory science courses (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) pending internship site approval.

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.

To apply to the NYU Sydney Academic Internship Program, you must first submit a study application. Visit the NYU Study Abroad "Apply" page for more information. You will be prompted to upload a personal statement, resume, and other documents as part of your online internship application.

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Internship Placements

NYU has partnered with Internationally Educated (IE), an internship placement 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, IE conducts this entire process on participants' behalf. IE weighs opportunities based on students' academic and professional goals, resulting in one placement.

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

Internship Seminar and Fieldwork Course

Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the Fall 2019 NYU Sydney Academic Internship Program need to submit an application by March 15 (11:59pm ET).  Students will be notified of the status of their application in early April. This program is competitive and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.