Sydney Australia
Berkeley Global Internships

Global Internships: Sydney, Australia

  • Summary

    Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Sydney, Australia. On this program you will:

    • Undertake a professional internship in the field of your choice
    • Earn academic credit for your internship via a ten-week online course
    • Learn about Australian culture and history through an on-site course taught at the University of Sydney
    • Live with other program participants in student housing at the University of Sydney

    Dates:

    • Sydney: May 26 – July 21, 2018
    • Online Course: June 4 – August 10, 2018
    Dates are subject to change.

    Units: 6 units
    Language of Instruction: English
    Two Required Courses:

    TBD (3 units)

    And your choice of:

    • UGIS W157: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development (3 units)

    OR

    • UGIS W158: Global Citizenship (3 units)

     

    Eligibility

    • Currently enrolled in a degree program or have graduated within the last 12 months
    • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program
    • 2.0 GPA or higher
    • At least 18 years old at the time of application

    Application:

    • Application opens February 1, 2018
    • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018

  • Courses

    In addition to your internship, you will take an on-site local culture course and an online internship course for a total of 6 Berkeley units. The on-site local culture course will be set, but you will have the option of choosing one of two online courses.

    On-site Course
    Course: TBD
    Title: TBD
    Dates: May 26 – July 21, 2018
    Instructor: TBD
    Units: 3 units
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Your choice of one of these two online courses:

    Online Course
    Option 1:
    Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W157
    Title: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
    Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018
    InstructorJoel Clark, Ph.D.
    Units: 3 units
    Prerequisites: None

    This is an online course that facilitates students' learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures as well as the development of practical strategies to promote successful internship experiences. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will guide students through all stages of their internship experience. The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world example for examining management and organizational theory and practice.

     

    Option 2:
    Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W158
    Title: Global Citizenship
    Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018
    InstructorJeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
    Units: 3 units
    Prerequisites: None

    With this course, you will be able to add a new dimension to your internship experience: a reflection on global citizenship. You will be challenged to use your internship experience as an opportunity to critically explore cultural differences, modes of conduct and values. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will stimulate you to leave the comfort zone of what you are familiar with and to explore alternative views on right and wrong, good and bad and the beautiful and the ugly. The course will also encourage you to interact with locals and to engage with the city/region/country where you live during your internship. We hope that this course will help to increase your consciousness about the challenges of being a global citizen.

    Registration

    Global Internships staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.

    Instructors

     

    Joel Clark, Ph.D.
    UGIS W157: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
    Email: joelfclark@gmail.com

    Dr. Joel Clark is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara where he earned his Ph.D. in Political Science. He has authored two books involving careers and professional development: Intern to Success (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) and Careers in Political Science (Longman, 2003). His grant work includes the development of web-based learning resources for Arlington (VA) County Schools, and the production of a 12-part video series, Democracy in America. Prior to his current appointment with Berkeley, Dr. Clark helped create and direct the University of North Carolina in Washington Program from 2004-2008. Before that, he directed the Michigan State University Washington Program from 2001 to 2004. He has taught at American University and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Clark is currently at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Career/Internship Instructor for the Social Sciences.

     

    Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
    UGIS W158: Global Citizenship
    Email: jdewulf@berkeley.edu

    Dr. Jeroen Dewulf is Associate Professor in the Department of German at Berkeley where he teaches courses in German Studies and Dutch Studies. He is also Queen Beatrix chair as well as Director of Institute of European Studies and Director of Dutch Studies.

    Born in Ostend, Belgium, Dr. Dewulf graduated in Dutch and German Philology at the University of Ghent. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Porto and a Ph.D. from the University of Bern. His areas of specialization are European Studies, particularly related to (multi)cultural identity in Belgium and the Netherlands, and Post-Colonial Studies, in particular, Dutch colonial history and literature.

  • Internship

    The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Sydney are available in a variety of fields, and internship placement is guaranteed.

    Examples of past internships:

    • Work in a boutique and fast-growing marketing agency as a ‘digital ninja’, learning directly from the CEO - a former Fortune 500 brand strategist.
    • Mine and analyse data for an established decision sciences start-up helping enterprise and government solve big business and social challenges.
    • Act as a tutor and workshop assistant in a not-for-profit creative writing centre for underprivileged youth from the greater Sydney area
    • Develop public policy for the property investment industry and advocate on their behalf to NSW policy makers, in areas like housing affordability, diversity, sustainability, and hotel and tourism policy.
    • Work on photography/styling, video or social media/writing for a multi-platform beauty website founded by the former Beauty and Health Director of Vogue Australia.

    Opportunities can vary year-to-year due to such factors as market trends, time of year, and economic trends. Common industry sectors for internships include, but are not limited to:

    Business
    Advertising
    Human Resources
    Marketing
    Real Estate
    Sales
    Social Enterprise
    Start-ups
    Travel and Tourism

    Education
    Adolescent Outreach
    Early Childhood
    NGOs
    Research
    Youth Advocacy

    Engineering/IT
    Data Science and AI
    IT and Computer Science
    Research
    Start-ups

    Environment
    Advocacy and Campaigns
    Consulting
    NGOs
    Research

    Health, Psychology & Social Work
    Community Organizations
    Human Rights/Poverty
    Medical Research
    Mental Health
    NGOs
    Public Health

    Law & Politics
    Advocacy Groups
    Innocence Project Research
    US Studies Institute

    Media and Communications
    Broadcast News (Radio)
    Communications
    Digital Media
    Online publishing
    Fashion PR
    Event management

    Sports
    Event Management
    Marketing/Communications
    (not with a professional team)

     

    Some challenging internship fields to place in Sydney are:

    Accounting, Banking & Finance – limited options, alternate placement in other areas of business, social enterprise or NGOs.
    Agriculture – alternate placement in food kitchen or research
    Architecture and Interior Design – alternate placement in PR, graphic design or fashion
    Clinical placements in health fields (medicine, occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy etc.) – alternate placements in research or NGO/non-profit sector
    Embassy Work/International Affairs – limited options, alternate placement in non-profit sector
    Industry placements in engineering – alternate placement in computer science/IT, data or engineering research
    Film/TV – alternate placement in radio, communications or other digital media marketing
    Government, Law/Law Enforcement – alternate placement in advocacy, policy, international relations or NGO/non-profit sector
    Industry placements in pharmaceuticals – alternate placement in research
    Psychology (Counselling Placements) & Health Care – alternate placement in research or NGOs working with mental health awareness, social work.
    Sports Management – alternate placement in sports club marketing and event management
    Supply Chain Management – alternate placements in business and marketing

  • Costs

    Tuition and Program Fee

    The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:

    2018 Fees UC Students

    Visiting Students

    Tuition (6 units) $2,526 $3,300
    Program Fee $1,836 $1,836
    Total Cost $4,362 $5,136

    Fees are subject to change. All non-Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $56.

     

    Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated amounts for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.

    Estimated Expenses Amount
    International Airfare and Transportation $1,148
    Additional Meals $898
    Books $222
    Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visas, etc.) $2,158
    Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses $4,426

    It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary travel documentation for your program destination (i.e. passport, visa, etc.). This may require you to pay fees of up to a few hundred dollars depending on the type of paperwork required.

    Financial aid is available for Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.

    Tuition is based on a per unit cost:

    • The UC undergraduate student rate is $421 per unit
    • The visiting student rate for all non-UC participants is $550 per unit

    The program fee includes the following items:

    • Student accommodations
    • Excursions and program activities
    • Travel insurance, including accident/sickness medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, security extraction, and other travel assistance services
    • Other program-related costs including fees for placement services
    • $400 non-refundable deposit charged at the time you submitted your Global Internships application

    Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

     

    The following items are excluded from the program fee:

    • International airfare
    • Personal expenses (souvenirs, routine medical expenses, toiletries, etc.)
    • Meals (access to kitchen facilities will be provided)
    • Course materials (textbooks and readers)
    • Other travel expenses (passport, visa, etc.)
    • Additional meals
    • Commuting costs for the daily travel to and from your internship

  • Timeline
    Application opens February 1, 2018
    Application closes March 2, 2018
    Applicants notified of selection March 16, 2018
    Participate in Skype placement meeting with a member of the Sydney Global Internships team March 2018
    Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus deposit April 6, 2018
    Attend professional development workshops and pre-departure orientation* April-May, 2018
    Receive a provisional internship placement April-May 2018
    Interview with your direct internship supervisor via Skype/phone or during your first week in Sydney April-May 2018
    Arrive in Sydney May 26, 2018
    Attend on-site orientation activities First week of program
    Online course begins June 4, 2018
    Last day of program July 21, 2018
    Online course ends August 10, 2018

     

    * These events take place on the UC Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.

    All dates are subject to change.