Study in Australia as part of Sydney’s professional community

Earn academic credit, improve your professional skills and embrace new cultures in one of the world’s most exciting cities. This innovative internship offers you a placement in one of Sydney's leading public institutions or commercial enterprises. In addition to the internship course, you will choose two courses at the University of Technology, Sydney and one Arcadia elective (a global economics course, an environmental studies course, or a sociology course), as well as have the opportunity to take part in the Arcadia Signature Excursion: Aboriginal Culture and Life, where you meet with an Aboriginal community in Northwest Australia.

Our experienced staff look at your academic and professional background as well as your own learning objectives to find the right placement for you. In the past, we have had interns in fields including marketing, finance, politics, social welfare, public policy, journalism, communications, humanities, and visual, fine and graphic arts. Arcadia has strong ties throughout the Sydney community to ensure your placement is a perfect fit for you.

I am in debt to Arcadia's Australian staff for organizing this opportunity. As with many things meaningful, I believe that the extent to which this experience has affected me will only become more apparent in the years that follow. ”

Trevor Tetzlaff

Northwestern University Student, Sydney Internship Program

  • Placement options include: Advertising; architecture & landscape architecture; arts; business operations (including HR); entrepreneurial start-ups; environment & sustainability; film & TV; financial services; health; hospitality; journalism; law; marketing; non-governmental organizations; politics; psychology; public relations; sport; and theatre. The Placement Information and Field Guide outlines more placement details.

  • Coursework will be taken with other program participants, providing a learning community framework and an American perspective on your experience.

  • Throughout your internship, a faculty sponsor and workplace supervisor will be available to ensure that you are meeting your professional and academic objectives and putting what you have learned into context.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2017 7/16/2017 11/12/2017 12-16 $17,640 3/15/2017 More Info
Spring 2018 TBA TBA TBA TBA 11/15/2017  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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