Internships in Sydney, Australia or Auckland, New Zealand
Intake #1: May 12- July 15
Intake #2: June 18- August 19
The Office of Experiential Learning is providing an option for students interested in obtaining practical knowledge and experience outside the USA through the creation of an internship program in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand for credit at UCF
These internships are an excellent opportunity for participants to gain real-life experience within intended career fields while learning and developing the skills needed to become successful professionals. The internship abroad brings new cultures and places to the student’s experience and provides the opportunity to develop new skills of cross-cultural communication and adaptation.
Prospective students will receive an internship based upon an evaluation of skills, interests, and professional goals with a company in their location of preference, Sydney or Auckland. Students will be offered internships which directly reflect or relate to their own course of study to ensure personal and academic relevance. Internships are available in Fashion, Finance, Banking, Marketing, Advertising, Non-Profit, Architecture, Healthcare, Human Resources, IT, Entertainment, Import & Export, Manufacturing, Environment, Media, Real Estate and Social Services. Students in additional areas should make their request to Study Abroad to see if they can be accommodated.
Participants in this program will register for a 3 credit hour internship course at UCF. The specific course work will be administered through UCF Experiential Learning, unless your college or department requires direct supervision of your program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to participate in this program. This program is for junior and senior level students.
Students must submit a resume and statement of interest in order to be considered for this program. The statement should include why you want to participate in an internship in Australia or New Zealand and what you hope to get out of the experience. Please send both documents as Word attachments to Oliver McSurley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students will be evaluated through a combination of experiential learning with the company and through academic assignments covering skills development, cultural experiences, reflection and a project. While in country, students will be interning approximately 32 hours per week.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in their host city on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the lodging. Check flight schedules carefully before booking. To arrive by the starting day of the program, flights must depart the USA two days before the start of the program. Students should not purchase their flights until after the applicants have been informed to do so. Please note that there is an optional group flight that is arranged through a partner organization. This flight is not included in the program fee.
This program does require a visa. Our partner organization will be advising on the visa process.
- Acquire an international and global perspective on the individual’s own career choice.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of Australian culture and society as preparation to becoming a globally minded professional.
- Apply theory learned in other courses in a major-related internship and develop real-life skills and competencies needed to become a successful professional through experiential learning.
- Obtain and demonstrate advanced cross-cultural adaptation and communication skills.
- Compare and contrast the life/work experience in the USA and Australia or New Zealand
(subject to amendment):
Internships in Sydney, Australia: $5,985
Internships in Auckland, New Zealand: $5,985
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet
Payment 1: $1,000 due 28 February
Payment 2: $4,985 due 30 March
Deadline to apply is 02/01/2017
Deadline to commit to the program is 02/11/2017