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Full Time Internship | Sydney

Australia | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2024
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Select Your Program Option:

  • Summer 2024

  • Summer 2025


An internship in Australia through AIFS Abroad is guaranteed to be an experience unlike any other. With a booming tourism industry and plenty to explore Sydney is perfect for any intern. Sydney is home to Australia’s financial and economic center and has plenty of great full-time internship opportunities. Among our most popular placement fields are business, real estate, arts, banking, education, politics, and law.

Come experience Australia’s open, friendly business culture while gaining professional experience and global connections. Sydney is considered one of the most pleasant and livable cities in the entire world; with over 300 days of sunshine each year and many iconic landmarks to visit, including the Sydney Opera house and great barrier reef, there will always be something new to experience. During your program with AIFS Abroad, you’ll have everything you need to have a life-changing adventure (and invaluable work experience!) while completing an Internship in Sydney.

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site, and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences 

  • Housing

    Student Residence 

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to wineries in the Hunter Valley

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    AIFS Abroad offers credit bearing courses to complement your semester or summer internship, with credits issued through Fairfield University, our school of record located in the US. Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement. Learn more.

  • Optional Excursions

    Day trip to Hunter Valley

    Day trip to Blue Mountains

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Sydney 7 Week Internship

Program is closed


May 29, 2024July 18, 2024



Application Deadline

April 10, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Non-Student

Minimum of GPA

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.


*Summer 2025 dates are being finalized and will be confirmed by August 2024.

Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The AIFS Abroad Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your internship in Sydney, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with your manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in Sydney, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

AIFS Abroad has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Sydney, but are not limited to these:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising/Marketing/PR
  • Business
  • Communication (TV/Radio)
  • Environmental Science
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Interior Design
  • Law/Legal
  • Journalism
  • NGO
  • Sports Administration
  • Video Production
  • Web Design

AIFS Abroad provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect interns’ academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • One-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer, 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

AIFS Abroad offers credit bearing courses to complement your semester or summer internship, with credits issued through Fairfield University, our school of record located in the US. Adding credit can allow interns to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for interns who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit and we cannot change university requirements.

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Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources, and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into your host community.


  • Twin shared room in a shared apartment
  • Study desk
  • Shared kitchen and communal spaces
  • Air conditioning
  • Movie room
  • Gym
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Staff at reception from 7am to 8pm Monday to Sunday
  • Secure key access for all residents

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Sydney.


With its excellent beaches and year-round mild weather, Sydney is the perfect place to try surfing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, and other aquatic activities. 


Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with over 4.6 million inhabitants with approximately 28% of the population was born elsewhere. Sydney is a consistently high-ranking world city for quality of life.

Environmental Focus

The City of Sydney introduced a Sustainable Sydney 2030 program, with various targets planned and a guide on how to reduce energy in homes and offices by 30%. The city also has an “urban forest growth strategy” which aims to increase the tree coverage in the city by planting trees and vegetation to provide cleaner air and create moisture during hot weather, thus lowering city temperatures.

Andrea Hay

Andrea is the Sydney Director of Internships and Study Abroad. Andrea moved to Australia at age 11. After graduating from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, Andrea moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked at the Australian Embassy and later at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. In her free time, Andrea enjoys running, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and 2 year old spoodle.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Australia. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Guided tour of Sydney including Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Blue Mountains day trip
  • Day trips to beautiful wineries in the picturesque Hunter Valley countryside (expect lots of kangaroo sightings!)
  • Australian Football game

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Sydney and deepen your social, historical, and cultural understanding of Australia. Previous excursions have included:

An aerial view of Blue Mountains in Australia.

Blue Mountains

Visit Echo point and scenic lookouts and waterfalls and Leura Village. Transportation by train and bus.

  • Australia
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Hunter Valley Vineyard.

Hunter Valley Winery

Winery tour, visit to vodka distillery, and kangaroo spotting. Transportation by train and private bus.

  • Australia
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline**
    April 10, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 27, 2024
  • Program Begins
    May 29, 2024
  • Program Ends
    July 18, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    July 18, 2024
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Participants can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS Abroad programs that includes a round-trip flight from 25 U.S gateways and airport transfers to and from campus. Participants who choose to book their own flights will be responsible for connecting with the group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements from the airport.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed approximately one month prior to departure. Your program fee is guaranteed, and the optional flight package is an additional fee. Please note that once we have finalized the pricing for your flights the cost may change, and you will be responsible for making the additional payment if you want to participate in the flight package. Your program advisor will be in touch should there be any changes in the price of your flights.

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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