The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Sydney, Australia. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location. The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Sydney internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in business and economics, communications, marketing, accounting, IT, environmental science, tourism, global affairs, government, and graphic design.
Internships and Placement
The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience.
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Housing in Sydney is in a serviced apartment complex located close to central station. Students share a double room, with a person of the same gender, in a shared apartment with other students interning abroad. Each apartment is two-bedroom, two-bathroom and is fully furnished with 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.
US Citizens will be required to obtain a work visa. Global Experiences will assist in any documentation required for the visa application process. All non-US citizens should review the Australian Embassy website
to verify if a visa is required for entry.