Sydney Internships Overview

    International internships in Sydney, Australia with Global Experiences is one that will set you apart from your peers. How many people make the jaunt Down Under for a spring, fall, or summer internship abroad? For our program in Sydney, Global Experiences provides amazing international internship opportunities in the worlds of law, finance, fashion, marketing, business, communications, nonprofit management and many more to university students and recent graduates from across the globe. Global Experiences international interns have been gaining experience in the Harbour City for years, continuously building resumes and international experience along the way.

    An internship in Australia combines a professional experience with a domestic or international organization, top-notch student housing located close to transit, landmarks, and restaurants, social and cultural activities, local, Sydney-based support staff, and our Strengths-based, award winning career development.

    International internships in Sydney are available for 8 or 12 weeks in the summer, fall, or spring. If you want to explore Australia but have never been able to figure out how to spend a significant amount of time there, an internship in Australia should absolutely be under consideration.

    About Sydney

    An internship in Sydney is guaranteed to be an experience unlike any other. Australia’s financial and economic center, this metropolis down under is home to a vibrant, diverse populace, eager to innovate and compete in what has become an increasingly globalized marketplace. An international internship here allows for second-to-none experience in a culture that is as unique and diverse as any place on the planet.

    While indigenous people are believed to have inhabited the land that makes up modern Sydney as far back as 30,000 years ago, Sydney as we know it today is a relatively young city. In addition to a great tourism industry that caters to adventure and nature lovers, Sydney is also home to wonderful opportunities in the areas of business, real estate, arts/entertainment, banking, education, politics, and law. Furthermore, it is widely considered one of the most pleasant and livable cities in the entire world. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbor, and Luna Park, it’s easy to understand why so many fall in love with this harbour city by the sea.

    What to expect from the Sydney Internship Program

    Is it fashion marketing or hospitality? Graphic design or event planning? Whatever it may be, after an internship abroad in Sydney, employers will know you have what it takes. You will start out by speaking to our highly trained Enrollment Team as they carefully review each candidate following an online application and real-time phone consultations prior to acceptance into the fall, spring, or summer internship program. As Sydney is an exceptionally popular location and fills up quickly, early admission is recommended for all start dates. You don’t want to miss out on living and interning abroad in Sydney!

    Following successful navigation of the competitive selection process, participants will receive numerous hours of one-on-one, Strengths-based career development with our own Program Advising team in order to prepare for the interview process and an internship placement that matches closely with career goals and personal strengths. Travelers themselves, the Advising team will provide personalized attention throughout the pre-departure process. Global Experiences also assists our candidates through any necessary visa processes, including through close ties with consulates and embassies around the world.

    Once in Australia, participants become members of a select program that balances group and individual support via continuing career development, attendance at cultural and social activities, and networking opportunities. Location staff live in the city of Sydney permanently to provide in-the-know linkage to what’s hot and what’s not, connection to the Sydney culture and scene, and 24/7 emergency support. We even have Resident Assistants that join our summer program to provide an additional level of support, mentoring, and pastoral care throughout the program for those who have moved so far from home.

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    Program Dates & Tuition

    Sydney: 12 weeks (Spring 2016)

    Start Date: 01/23/2016

    USD Cost: $10,990

    Sydney 8: weeks (Summer 2016)

    Start Date: 06/04/2016

    USD Cost: $8,990

    Sydney: 12 weeks (Fall 2016)

    Start Date: 09/04/2016

    USD Cost: $10,990

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    Sydney Intern Testimonials

    I definitely think that this internship experience has helped me in creating and meeting my career goals. Global Experiences has given me a wonderful addition to my resume while providing me with real work experience and a life changing trip.
    Malissa G.
    University of Texas Permian Basin / Event Planning
    I'll definitely recommend global experiences to any of my friends who are interested in interning abroad
    Lauren B.
    University of Edinburgh / Public Relations
    The research I completed goes further than a single line on my resume; the experience has made so many unobtainable professional opportunities available.
    Grace P.
    University of California-Davis / Environmental Science
    Global Experiences gave me this opportunity and I have made many great connections because of it. Up to this point my internship in Sydney has been the greatest adventure of my life!
    Ashley P.
    Northern Illinois University / Marketing
    I was lucky to have a very interesting and diversified job and 'real Australian' colleagues, who taught me a lot about the Australian way of life.
    Jessica V.
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville / Human Resources
    I worked in the news room at one of the biggest radio stations in Sydney as a reporter and learned far more than I ever expected.
    Katie L.
    Truman State / Communications
    You can travel the world and yet never truly understand it, but living and working in a different country lets you truly learn what makes that place special.
    Jennifer H.
    California State University-Fullerton / Finance
    IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE AND TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!! I have gained so much guidance from doing an internship that I can now take back to college and apply in my current and future studies.
    Katie H.
    Baylor University / Accounting
    Global Experiences allowed me the opportunity to explore the world. I had never been abroad before and Global Experiences allowed me the resources to feel confident every step of the way!
    The research I completed goes further than a single line on my resume; the experience has made so many unobtainable professional opportunities available.
    Environmental Internship
    Global Experiences has been a great experience all around and has helped me grow personally and professionally in many different ways. I will definitely recommend this program to my friends in the future.This experience has changed my personal perspective in many positive ways. It has helped me grow to understand myself better and be more open to the way other people live.
    Event Management / University of Mississippi

    Sydney, Australia Program Inclusions

    An internship in Australia with Global Experiences is much more than just an internship placement. Our team will give you personalized attention and the resources, like housing, social events, and support, that you need throughout the program for a fun and challenging experience in Australia.

    Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

    At Global Experiences, we guarantee an internship placement to all participants accepted into the program for one of our internships in Sydney. We work with you on a one-to-one to match you with an employer that best fits your interests and qualifications. By getting to know each individual applicant, learning about your academic backgrounds, career objectives and overall expectations for your experience abroad, we are able to place you in a work environment that will help you gain valuable work experience in Sydney. We help you create an effective resume, professionally prepare you for interviews with host employers, and psychologically prepare you for the experience of living and working in Australia.

    Housing in Sydney

    Sydney interns will reside in a shared room in a shared apartment with other Global Experience participants. Interns will share two bedroom, two bathroom fully furnished flats and will have access to en-suite kitchen and laundry facilities. Weekly cleaning service is included, and a gym and pool are located in the building. The residence is within distance to public transportation, cafes, and shops.

    Social Events & Excursions

    As dedicated travelers ourselves, Global Experiences understands there’s more to your trip than your internship. While your work experience should be your top priority, it’s also important to make time to explore the city and country in which you’re living and have fun! As such, we coordinate several social events and group excursions on your behalf – all of which are included in your program. These events tend to take place every other weekend and, in Sydney, may include the following: a cruise on the lovely Sydney Harbor, a trip to the Taronga Zoo to hang out with some baby kangaroos and koalas, a day trip to the Blue Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and other fun get-togethers in and around the city.

    Other Inclusions


    • Interactive personal web portal specific to your destination and internship preparation
    • US-based dedicated Program Advisor for one-on-one consultations
    • Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
    • Personalized hour of Strengths coaching
    • Assistance with professional documents and interview preparation
    • Comprehensive group webinar series
    • Guaranteed internship placement in one of the above approved career fields
    • Visa support (if required)

    On the Ground

    • Furnished accommodation
    • Travel medical insurance
    • Local support staff and a 24/7 emergency contact
    • Welcome orientation upon arrival
    • Public transportation card loaded with first week travel funds
    • Internship monitoring and site visit
    • Group social and networking events
    • Exit orientation for professional reflection on next career steps
    • Alumni LinkedIn group access with development and employment opportunities

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    Career Fields Available in Sydney

    Sydney is a true melting pot and a global hub for business, finance, fashion, the arts, and more. It’s diverse range of industries opens the door for exciting and diverse internships in almost every career field. Hundreds of Global Experiences alumni have started their careers with our internships in Sydney. Below is a small sample of example internships by industry to help you visualize the kinds of opportunities available. There are many more, so apply today to learn more about which internships could be the best fit for you, given your background.

    Web Design

    Website Analytics Analysis for a Social Media Web Company

    Marketing and communications company. Interns will be involved with website analysis, Link building, Social media Marketing, Customer reporting, Administration.

    Ideal Candidate: Good skills in Web design and SEO related web work.

    Video Production

    Video Production Intern

    This organization serves local and international clients to create video production solutions for the government, corporate, and art sectors. Projects will work from inception to delivery where the intern will utilize proper equipment and software while exercising a creative flair to cater to clients in various industries.

    Ideal Candidate: Media, Film/Video Production or Digital Communications majors are desired. The candidate must be hardworking and energetic with excellent writing and communications skills. Someone with solid research skills, social media savvy, and a flair for design and aethetic visual presentation will be an extremely valuable member of the team. Preferred experience in programs such as iMovie, AirDrop, PowerPoint (Keynote), and Word (Pages), especially if the intern can provide his or her own Mac laptop.

    Event Planning

    PR and Event Management Internship

    Media profiling and publicity for products, personalities, events and issues. Brand positioning, building and promotion, Strategic communication planning and implementation. Creative Services – websites, design, video, photographic, Social Media, Media Training, Negotiated editorial, Community relations, Event Management, Promotional support, Celebrity tours and talent management and Crisis Management.

    Ideal Candidate: Third year student with communications, public relations, or event management major or experience.


    Law Placement at Full Service Boutique Firm

    This full service boutique law firm based in Sydney’s Central Business District specializes in a range of legal areas. Primary responsibilities of legal interns are to support lawyers in a wide variety of paralegal and administrative tasks while being exposed to an alternate legal system.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate should be a current law student seeking exposure to a different legal system and to gain experience in a range of legal and paralegal work.

    Communications (TV/Radio)

    Radio Journalism

    A popular radio show in Sydney is looking for an intern with a writing/journalism background for a show about business. The internship will involve writing content, interviewing guests between broadcasts, dealing with media contacts and updating social media and web content.

    Ideal Candidate: Sound like the perfect internship for you? We’ll need you to submit strong writing samples and demonstrate the ability to work with media contacts and clients, as well as show that you can source and plan show content. Only go-getters need apply.


    Copywriting and Social Media for Interior Design House

    This is a unique opportunity for a copywriter with an affinity for interior decorating and decorative art and lifestyle issues. The working environment is in a pleasant old house/showroom decorated in the Louis XV style in the best suburb in Sydney. The selected intern will write short articles, web content, blog entries and newsletter text on interior design, decor and decorative art with an emphasis on Louis XV style, French provincial interiors and lifestyle.

    Ideal Candidate: Completion of two years or graduate in one of the following – multimedia, marketing / PR, journalism / writing. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in French culture and classical decorative arts/interiors. Good English, fully proficient on apple/Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, basic Photoshop, good editorial style writing/editing in English. Video production/editing for Youtube channel preferred, proficient and familiar with updating social media sites.


    Writing Internship for E-Newspaper

    Village is a coworking space for start ups, freelancers, small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to work in a social environment, share ideas and resources and meet like-minded people. If you’re a designer, developer, consultant, writer, scientist, educator, or something in the making, Village is your place to be it. We call it a place to connect, create and collaborate.

    Ideal Candidate: You must be almost finished or recently graduated. Little training is offered, we want you to show the world what you are capable of delivering. Must be proactive, creative and tech savvy.

    Interior Design

    Interior and Graphic Design Internship

    This company based in Sydney, has specialized in interior decoration and French style furniture for more than 25 years. They are currently looking to engage an Interior and Graphic Design Intern. The ideal candidate would be a student of interior and/or graphic design, with study or experience in the history of decorative arts.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Minimum second year undergraduate student. Good sense of color, design and composition. Familiar with interior design concepts and terminology. Affinity for traditional decor. Good level of English. Creative, selfmotivated and multiskilled. Advanced colour correction skills (Photoshop). Experience in InDesign. Experience with PDF creation. Photography basics would be appreciated.

    IT Computing

    Software Engineering/Computer Science Intern

    Taggle analyzes, processes, and visualizes vast amounts of data, and has a large installation of software systems that need to be developed, implemented and maintained.

    Ideal Candidate: Candidates must have proper IT experience, whether it be via coursework or real world experience. If not an IT major, candidate must have at least 3 years relevant experience

    Human Resources

    Recruiting for Finance Industry

    This company is specializes in recruiting for the finance and insurance industries connecting mid to upper level talent with some Australia’s best companies. A small dynamic company located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

    Ideal Candidate: Ideal for business, human resources or finance students that are confident, efficient and organized with strong communication skills. The intern position would start with administrative work, using a new database system and working on researching and calling potential candidates for interviews and speaking to them on the phone. There would also be opportunities to learn more about the role of recruiters, how their office works and skills such as industry research, reporting and general office management. Based on your initiative, willingness and skill you may also have opportunities to be trained to interview candidates and work on special projects with the general manager. As with all internships in a corporate environment much of the scope of the placement will depend on your performance, the skills and initiative you bring to the experience. They are looking for someone confident, efficient and organized who has strong communication skills.

    Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Hospitality Internship in a 5-Star Boutique Hotel

    Sydney is not only the home to well known international hotels, but also to a number of smaller, five star boutique hotels. This firm offers a rotational position that combines front desk work with general office administration and other key areas of need and student interest.

    Ideal Candidate: Ideal for a hospitality, hotel management or business major interested in a career in high end hotel area. Great presentation and customer service skills essential.

    Graphic Design

    Graphic Design with a Growing Fashion Company

    This company is a designer and manufacturer of fresh, wearable women’s clothing for the 20 – 35 yr old market. This cool office is located in the inner city of Sydney and offers students an opportunity to build their skills in a competitive and challenging environment. Tasks may include: working across many mediums in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create artwork; print forecasting and creation; blog posts; creating the monthly newsletters; working on print development for all overs, placements, knit designs, digital and screen prints; and special projects as assigned.

    Ideal Candidate: This is ideal for someone with an interest in fashion but has graphic design experience, and is proficient in all the Adobe creative sweet and happy working in a Mac-friendly office.

    Graphic Design

    Brand Development Graphic Design & Advertising

    This boutique marketing agency specializes in building brands through marketing strategy, social media campaigns, brand development, intelligent web design/development and marketing SEO. They work with a diverse range of clients from criminal attorney practices to airline companies. They seek an intern with an interest in brand development and strong graphic design skills including Photoshop and video editing. This position has tasks spanning across many areas such as design, social media, article writing and video creation.

    Ideal Candidate: Interest in brand development with strong graphic design skills including Photoshop and video skills also appreciated.

    Graphic Design

    Graphic Design for New Media Marketing

    This small new media and marketing company based in central Sydney has the goal to be the leading B2B marketing company for major corporations. The company is focused on social media marketing including web development, SEO, online marketing strategy and copywriting for strategic online content development. The scope of work for graphic design interns includes web design, brochures, posters and white paper design, vector arts and illustration as well as branding and logo development.

    Ideal Candidate: For this role the company is looking for a graphic design student who is seeking professional experience. Intern must be passionate, eager to learn, enjoy a small team environment and be a quick learner. Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS and at least intermediate knowledge of design and printing process preferred. Needs competency in Adobe Photoshop; Illustrator; and In design and have a portfolio ready with application.

    Government Politics

    Governmental Organization in Sydney

    This local government organization is focused on providing services to residents and visitors to the city of Sydney. It encourages, delivers, produces, and promotes various programs, services, and projects to support the community. Interns would be involved with key organization policies, develop project proposals, attend meetings, and research information to better Sydney’s communities.

    Ideal Candidate: Interest in local government in a big city, organizational policy development and human resources.

    Finance / Economics

    Internship Position with an Asian-Pacific Equity Finance Group

    This internship is with an equity finance group with an Asia Pacific focus. They have experience across a range of industries including technology, media, Internet, energy, retail, government and financial services. With an asset class investment strategy focusing on micro & small cap equities, they offer many unique fund management strategies. They also offer strategic and operational management consulting, human resources, accounting, tax and political capabilities. This is an opportunity to work directly with company principals in organizing strategic planning projects with current clients, in addition to writing proposals for new prospects.

    Ideal Candidate: Seniors or graduates in business, finance, or accounting. Ideal for MBA candidates seeking consulting experience. Must have a passion for understanding business and growing companies.

    Fashion Design

    Fashion Design Placement with an Innovative Designer

    This internship is with one of Australia’s most celebrated innovative designers. He has achieved international recognition for his exquisite contemporary designs so this is a very prestigious placement.

    Ideal Candidate: Internship qualifications range from beginner to advanced, but all students must display their strong work ethic by partaking in all aspects of day-to-day studio operations including running errands, archiving fabrics and assisting design/production specialists with hand stitching work. Other duties may include fabric swatch cutting, fixing embroidery and bead work, assistance in quality control and the stocktaking/pressing of fabrics & garments. Strong mentor-ship, supervision and training are provided for each task.

    Fashion Business

    Internationally Recognized Fashion Company

    This designer is well known for her resort wear, swim suits and dresses through their creative use of exotic prints from around the world. Their product line is targeted towards a high end consumer base. This is a creative and personality driven organization. Interns will do merchandising, ordering and a broad range of business tasks such as design assisting, dealing with manufacturers, assisting general manager, business development, handling wholesale accounts, coordinating fashion shows, private selling as well as ad hoc office administration. Although there is some exposure to design practices and procedures, this is not a design focused placement.

    Ideal Candidate: A background and interest in fashion business, marketing, business or merchandising. Well organized and keen to gain a well rounded experience. Strong work ethic and the right attitude is required.

    Event Planning

    Event Management for Sydney Beach Suburb

    This events management internship opportunity is with a municipally funded organization that is charged with the promotion and production of community events in a suburb of Sydney. This beach town is a tourist destination and a short ferry commute from Sydney’s Central Business District. The company is focused on four core areas: retail leasing, destination marketing and promotions, event staging and on-site management. In addition, they also produce music and entertainment activities that promote and support the local retail and business community. Internship tasks can vary greatly and interns are expected to execute a high level of strategic planning by taking an individual project from start to finish.

    Ideal Candidate: Ideal event management interns will have a background in events and business. This internship requires great presentation skills, very good Excel skills, high energy, and good organizational abilities.

    Environmental Science

    Coastal Environmental Advocacy Internship

    This Government run advocacy and community resource center is responsible for maintaining an environmental sustainable community development in the Sydney suburb of Manly Beach. Interns with a background in environmental policy and community development will obtain firsthand experience with the interaction between private business and local government in sustainable practices.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background and passion for environmental sustainability and responsible building.


    Business Sales at Boutique Hotel Chain

    Head office of an eclectic collection of unique high end boutique hotels defined by centralized management is seeking a business sales intern. This company is committed to providing the best customer service for their hotels around Australia and abroad. Interns will be working in the sales and marketing section of the organization learning how to develop new sales promotions and marketing plans.

    Ideal Candidate: Excellent communication skills both written and spoken. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel etc.) . Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task as well as a passion for developing a career in sales and marketing.

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    Sydney Internship Program Eligibility

    All Global Experiences participants must have 1-2 years of relevant university coursework and/or professional experience within their chosen internship field.

    For an internship in Australia you must be able to obtain either the Working Holiday visa or Work and Holiday visa. To be eligible for a Working Holiday or Work and Holiday visa you must be between 19-30 years of age, prove you are able to financially support yourself during your time in Australia, and hold a current passport from any of the countries involved in the Working Holiday or Work and Holiday Programs (listed below).

    Please note: Expect to pay up to $450 in visa fees for the Work and Holiday or Working Holiday visa. This is not a fee imposed by Global Experiences.

    Countries eligible for the Working Holiday visa:

    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Republic of Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Republic of Korea
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • Taiwan
    • United Kingdom

    Countries eligible for the Work and Holiday visa:

    • Argentina
    • Bangladesh
    • Chile
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • USA
    • Uruguay

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    Sydney Internship Program Tuition and Schedule

    Impact your future with one of our internships in Sydney, Australia with Global Experiences. We are dedicated to helping you meet your career goals and travel dreams, which is why we created our Sydney internship program complete with social events, housing, award-winning career development, and personalized support from our team.

    Get the professional experience you need this summer, fall, or spring with an internship in Australia. Read below for more information about what is included in the program tuition, dates, tuition, and financing options.

    What’s Included


    • Interactive personal web portal specific to your destination and internship preparation
    • US-based dedicated Program Advisor for one-on-one consultations
    • Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
    • Personalized hour of Strengths coaching
    • Assistance with professional documents and interview preparation
    • Comprehensive group webinar series
    • Guaranteed internship placement in one of the above approved career fields
    • Visa support (if required)

    On the Ground

    • Furnished accommodation
    • Travel medical insurance
    • Local support staff and a 24/7 emergency contact
    • Welcome orientation upon arrival
    • Public transportation card loaded with first week travel funds
    • Internship monitoring and site visit
    • Group social and networking events
    • Exit orientation for professional reflection on next career steps
    • Alumni LinkedIn group access with development and employment opportunities

    Payment Options

    Upon acceptance to the program, we require a $1,000 USD deposit to secure your spot. The remainder of the program tuition can be paid with the following options.

    Pay in 30 Days: The program tuition balance will be due within 30 days of enrollment.

    Installment Plan: The Installment plan allows for students to break up the remaining balance into equal monthly payments. The full program tuition must be paid 30 days prior to departure. There is a 5% interest fee on installment payments. Consult the Global Experiences accounts department ( for more information.

    3 Year Plan: Through our partnership with Upstart, you’ll be able to pay off your program over a 3 year period at a low rate. Simply apply, get approved, and secure your funds for your program. You’ll then be able to pay off your program over a longer period of time, reducing your monthly payments.


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    Program Dates & Tuition

    Sydney: 12 weeks (Spring 2016)

    Start Date: 01/23/2016

    USD Cost: $10,990

    Sydney 8: weeks (Summer 2016)

    Start Date: 06/04/2016

    USD Cost: $8,990

    Sydney: 12 weeks (Fall 2016)

    Start Date: 09/04/2016

    USD Cost: $10,990

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    Financing for Internship

    Program Tuition Details and Mission Philosophy

    What goes in to our program? We pride ourselves on transparency; below you will see a breakdown of exactly what the program tuition goes towards. Global Experiences is committed to the most affordable programming while still ensuring a top tier experience for our participants..


    Internship placement, pre-departure staff, career development, visa assistance- Ensuring the highest quality and personalized program means having a committed staff spending many hours of one-on-one time with our each of our participants.

    Housing- We often negotiate contracts with housing 18 months in advance and make deposits for our students to ensure we get quality housing in the best location possible.

    Location staff, program orientation costs and social activities- We have permanently based staff in every location, and will send more staff to assist with larger groups when needed to ensure we have plenty of local support for our interns.

    Management and organizational costs- Management, marketing, rent, university program development and campus visits, technology, professional services, travel and program development and other costs.

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