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Summer: IES Intern in Sydney (Australia)

Sydney, Australia

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 2020
Jun 04, 2020
Aug 02, 2020
Feb 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Junior
Good Academic Standing
Program Type

3 - 6

Program Advisor

The Program

Welcome to Sydney!

Develop your professional skills by interning at one of a wide variety of companies in the bustling city of Sydney. Expand your professional network and learn critical skills necessary for the increasingly globalized international job market. Participate in group excursions around Australia that teach you about the cultural and historic context of your experience. 


Program Location

IES: Sydney Summer - Society, Sport, & Leadership



Sydney, with its iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge, is Australia’s cultural center. It’s also the largest city in Australia, the capital of New South Wales, and the nation’s financial and economic hub. The site of the first British colony “down under,” Sydney has grown into a cosmopolitan city that scores high marks for quality of life. In addition to its cultural opportunities, Sydney also has its fair share of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and live-music venues.  For all its excitement, however, Sydney retains a laid-back quality. The city has a wealth of parks, gardens, and outdoor pools. A short train-ride inland will bring you to the tranquil Blue Mountains; the other way lie Sydney’s surfing beaches, Bondi, Manly, and Tamarama.


An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work up to 35 hours a week. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available in Sydney.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Non-U.S. citizens must refer to their local consulate to learn about visa requirements and determine eligibility; IES Internships cannot advise on visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens.

Students must be eligible for the Australian Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) or the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417). To check eligibility, visit the Austrlian Immigration website for the Work and Holiday Visa (462) or the Working Holiday Visa (417).

Academic Calendar

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Summer 2020

Early June

Early August

Housing and Meals

Students will live in a single room, either within a five-bedroom apartment (with full kitchen facilities and IES Abroad roommates) or in a studio apartment with an en-suite bathroom and refrigerator. Meals are not provided.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
Credits NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
3 credits $8,170 $8,450
6 credits $8,860 $9,440
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,750
Meals $1,700
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $330
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $125
Personal Expenses $800
IES Summer Deposit $500
Optional Excursions $100
Total $5,355.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.



Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.