The Intern Group offers first-class internships across all career fields, year-round placing talented international participants in internships in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and Latin America. The Intern Group is regularly featured in the world’s top media, including CNN, Time, WSJ and Forbes. UAlbany is pleased to offer 8-week summer internships in Melbourne, Australia to Global Distinction candidates as well as other UAlbany and SUNY students, particularly those looking to live and work in Australia.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
The Intern Group’s international internship program in Australia is the perfect way for students to climb the career ladder and travel the world. Melbourne is home to the headquarters of many of the world’s most well-known companies, making it the perfect city for an international internship.
The Intern Group offers international internships across all career fields, from Engineering to PR and Marketing, and TIG alumni have interned with corporations and NGOs alike. No matter your interests or background, there’s something for everyone in Melbourne.
Review The Intern Group’s website for more information regarding program offerings and placement options.
You will earn 8 credits for an 8-week internship (1 credit/week) after the successful completion of an online internship reflection course (GEB3000: International Internship Program via The Intern Group) offered by Florida A&M University. Grading is Pass/Fail.
From the course syllabus: "This course is designed to assist, enhance, and monitor a student’s progress while completing an international experiential learning assignment. The course consists of an international internship role; related sessions and materials delivered in the internship city; and an online component through the course management system. At the conclusion of this course, it is expected that the student will have cultivated a higher level of professional and career development, critical thinking skills, global and cultural awareness, communication skills, and teamwork skills; and the ability to apply all of these to future professional and educational opportunities."
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
The Intern Group student-living accommodations are located in one of the most safe and centralized areas of Melbourne. Each intern has their own private bedroom, and the accommodation includes a free gym, swimming pool, and multiple student common areas to relax in and meet people.
Although meals are not included in the program, all participants will have access to a kitchen where they can cook with fellow interns and roommates. There are also many affordable restaurants in Melbourne.
ESTIMATE OF COSTS
Review this program’s Estimate of Costs. Note, there may be several tabs in the Estimate of Costs. Please be sure that you are reviewing the tab for your anticipated location.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Applicants must be UAlbany or SUNY students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have accumulated at least 24 college-level credits before the start of their international internship. Before applying, please check the UAlbany Education Abroad Subject fields to ensure that The Intern Group offers an internship in your future career field in Melbourne.
The Intern Group organizes regular optional events for program participants on a weekly basis. Whether it is trips to museums, cinemas, or restaurants in Melbourne, or day-trips outside of the city, interns will always have plenty of things to do while in Australia. Program excursions include:
- Australia vineyard tour
- Eureka tower tour
- Local sporting event
- Wildlife experience
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships webpage. Pay special attention to the new Great Dane Internship Scholarship.
The Intern Group also offers various funding opportunities listed on their Financing webpage, including financial aid, grants and scholarship resources.
- SUNY Albany students receive a $300 USD discount towards any program with The Intern Group
- Pell Grant-eligible students will receive a $500 discount, courtesy of The Intern Group.
- You can also receive $300 USD for referring a friend to the program and $1,000 for referring your sibling to the program.
- Check The Intern Group’s financing page to see if you’re eligible for any other honor society discount
- Global Distinction candidates are eligible to apply for a partial flight voucher.
In Their Own Words
“The Intern Group Program was such a fun experience! This experience was one of the most amazing in my life. I traveled across the world and was going into a job that I really knew nothing about. Thanks to the placement from the Intern Group (Thanks Pip & Jessie!) I was put into an environment where I learned so much about myself and about the startup ecosystem, which is something I never thought I would care about. The Intern Group helped push me to excel with professional development sessions. They also made the experience so much fun with events almost every week (Thanks Alana!), where I got to hang out with other interns. I now work full time for the company I was placed at by The Intern Group! Basically, The Intern Group is AWESOME & I totally recommend doing their program!”
-Olivia, The Intern Group Australia alumna
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About the City
Australia is the perfect destination for an international internship. Adventure meets professional development in Melbourne, Australia’s biggest port city that is home to five of the ten largest corporations on the continent.
Melbourne is a leader in biotechnology, publishing, finance, fashion, logistics, technology, marketing, and many other industries. Whether you’re pursuing a career in the humanities or in business, Australia has an opportunity for everyone. Plus, the wildlife is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
While The Intern Group provides advising, students are responsible for acquiring and paying for their own visa. For more eligibility-related questions, please refer to the Eligibility section on The Intern Group’s website.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Summer programs: December
06/06/2020 to 07/31/2020
About the Program
Your internship program includes an internship placement in your first or second choice of career field, accommodation, visa assistance, cultural and social activities, professional development workshops, transportation, access to Talk Space, and a one-on-one career coaching session.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare for the overall education abroad experience. The summer semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the week before the end of Spring UAlbany classes.
Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will attend a mandatory orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by The Intern Group.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary. The Intern Group also provides you with access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months using Talk Space. The Intern Group’s 24/7 staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter while abroad.