Location
  • Australia
    • Sydney
Length
8 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
40
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Price Details
Program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, centralized housing, social events and excursions, visa assistance, personalized support before and during the internship program, career development, medical/travel insurance.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities SIM cards Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Transportation Visa
Feb 21, 2024
Dec 16, 2023
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About Program

Sydney is a city with everything you could want in an international internship. The city is nestled up against the beautiful Australian coastline and offers a wide range of internships. An international internship in nearly every career field can be found in Sydney. With its scenic coast and wide range of options Sydney is the perfect place for you to intern abroad.

As an intern, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in your chosen career field all while living in one of the most beautiful cities on earth. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals. We’ll support you ever step of the way to make sure your Sydney internship is an experience you’ll never forget.

Student and young professionals from Canada or the U.S, this is the internship program for you! Please note, there is a tuition fee. All internships are unpaid as it is difficult to be paid in a foreign country.

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Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible for you! From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodation centrally located in Sydney with other AIFS Abroad interns. Your housing will have access to public transportation, ensuring it is easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • On-Site Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Sydney year-round and provides you with an insider's glimpse of the city. They are there to provide 24/7 emergency support and take all interns on a range of social events.

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If you would like to earn academic credit for your internship and ​your university does not offer academic credit for your internship, it’s possible that you can receive transfer credit through our School of Record, Fairfield University.

Scholarships

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AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

Value
$500 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 72 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.06%
  • 4 rating 5.56%
  • 3 rating 1.39%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 72 reviews
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Elise
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Sydney with AIFS is amazing

The Sydney program with AIFS is fantastic; I would recommend it to everyone. I participated in their internship program in 2023 and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Sydney is an extremely safe city with friendly people. Traveling is easy, and there are so many things to do in Sydney and Australia. Our Australian mom for the program, Andrea, is just as amazing and made the experience even better. As for the internship, I loved my experience working for the finance team in a non-profit. Also, the housing is very nice and in a great location.

18 people found this review helpful.
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Amanda
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

AIFS Internship in Sydney, Australia

I went abroad to Sydney, Australia for a three month internship with AIFS. AIFS helped me to find a company that would fit best with my work interest as well as found a great apartment for us. The location of the apartment was very central to my internship as well as close to public transport, making it easy to get around. My advisor, Andrea, was more than helpful throughout the whole process and made me feel comfortable and help adjust to the big change of being in a different country. There were a few trips planned throughout the program as well including a winery trip and a trip to the Royal National Park. It was cool to be able to meet people within the program and get to do activities together to have other people that are in the same boat as us being abroad. I would definitely recommend this program as well as the location!

20 people found this review helpful.
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Alexa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience Of My Life - Sydney Internship

Traveling to Sydney for an internship was the best next step for me both professionally and personally. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I'd do it over again in a heartbeat (I am even considering doing another program with AIFS). They check all the boxes, and all your needs are met. They provide you with insurance, housing, and all the interviews are set up for you.

Realistically this was a great option to travel for a good price while being able to add experiences and skills to your resume. Before the interviews, they help you prepare by helping you make your resume professional for interviews and let you know the next steps you need to take. It was a very valuable experience that has helped me feel more confident in my professional life.

We had amazing support in Sydney when we arrived from the on-site advisor. She was an amazing resource who assisted us with everything from navigating public transport to finding the nearest grocery store. She made sure we were prepared and checked up on us throughout our time here, which was really nice. Additionally, she ensured that our internships were going well and even vouched for us if necessary. My roommates and I felt so lucky to have had her support throughout our internships.

This experience is a great way to make friends, explore a new country, and get some professional experiences! Sydney is also a great city if you want to be social and meet tons of people! There are places to go every weekend to meet both local people your age and people who are on exchange as well. This city also has a lot of opportunities to try new things solo if you would rather do that! You get the best of both worlds here.

Pros
  • Sydney is huge and accessible - you can travel all over Sydney and farther by public transport
  • Food - the food is amazing! Especially the coffee and pastries
  • Beach town - no matter where you live in Sydney its super easy to get to the beach
19 people found this review helpful.
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Carly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Intern in Sydney, Australia!

The program makes it easy to match you to an internship. Once on-site, your advisor checks in with you throughout about your internship. They also offer fun activities included in the program that allow you to see more of the city. On the other side, this program is on the pricier side and living in Sydney is expensive. The city is a great place to explore from the markets, beaches, and surfing to the surrounding national parks and wildlife, there is always something to do. One thing I wish was different about the internship placement process is the clarity in the roles/tasks of the internship specifically for the period you are interning for, where I noticed with mine as well as other interns that it was not what they expected in terms of the assigned roles. Overall, I had a great experience and would not trade it!

37 people found this review helpful.
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Nicole
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing time down under!

I had an amazing time overall in Sydney, summer 2023, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to study or work abroad. The work mindset here in Sydney is very relax with a good mix of respect and responsibility from your coworkers and supervisors. Having the ability to work a few days a week and have time off for going out and about around the city is a plus. Most supervisors are very nice about letting interns take time off as we’re here for a short time. So, if you do come to Sydney I suggest doing as much as you can during the weekends at markets, museums, and the national parks outside the city. And maybe even visit other cities like Melbourne, Brisbane, and maybe even Tasmania like I did!

Pros
  • Amazing sites in and around Sydney
  • Really good transportation system
  • Great food choices and culture available
Cons
  • Food is pretty expensive compared to other cities abroad
  • Time Zones will affect some communication with family
  • Room and board is expensive
39 people found this review helpful.
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Gia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning in Sydney

I learned so much professionally and about myself during my internship in Sydney. There was a great balance between work and getting to explore. Andrea, our onsite coordinator planned great excursions both in the city and to surrounding areas. My host company was super welcoming and I had many networking opportunities. It was fun to make connections with different employees and companies in a new city. Everyone we interacted with was flexible and accommodating to make sure we got a well rounded experience. Thank you AIFS and Andrea!

Pros
  • Safe
  • Everyone is friendly
Cons
  • Expensive
36 people found this review helpful.
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Kateri
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Sydney, Australia

My internship experience through AIFS global experiences has been incredible. I found AIFS to be extremely supportive and informative. It would’ve been extremely difficult to find an internship abroad on my own. AIFS paired me with companies that aligned with both my academic studies and career goals. AIFS found me a place to live, set me up with health insurance, taught me how to use the transportation systems, taught me the cultural differences, and much more. AIFS also set up excursions around Australia the allowed us to bond with the other American interns in our cohort and enjoy different areas of Australia that we might have missed otherwise. It was different than study abroad because we gained unique work experiences that will better prepare us for the workforce. I would recommend this program to anyone in college, but especially to those who want to work internationally.

Pros
  • Clean
  • Safe
  • Beautiful
Cons
  • Expensive
36 people found this review helpful.
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Molly
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Love AIFS!!

AIFS was great!! Not only do they let you choose your location and field of interest, but they take you on fun excursions you probably would’ve never done by yourself! I had a great experience. Coming to Australia was truly life changing and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I actually had to switch internships because the first one was not a good fit at all. I was miserable, but AIFS helped me find a solution and a new internship. They are very supportive and wanting the best for the interns.

Pros
  • Fun, adventurous programs planned and amazing internship opportunity (made many connections)
  • Amazing food and people within the city
  • Eye opening, once in a lifetime, experience traveling throughout Sydney
Cons
  • The bed within the accommodations was extremely uncomfortable
  • Paid for laundry which was expensive
  • Taking public transportation everywhere
40 people found this review helpful.

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