Overseas internships

Swinburne offers overseas internships to students wanting to gain industry experience in international organisations. Overseas internships are usually short-term, unpaid opportunities in an area relevant to your studies. Swinburne partners with providers who can help you source an overseas internship and arrange visas, accommodation and social activities.

Benefits of an overseas internship

• Live and work in another country and culture
• Develop independence
• Build international career networks
• Add global work experience to your resume

Academic credit

The application process for academic credit for your internship depends on your degree and the organisation where you undertake your internship. For help on applying for academic credit contact Swinburne Abroad at overseasinternships@swin.edu.au.

Funding opportunities

8 x $1,000 scholarships available for internships taken over during Winter 2018. To apply for this scholarship please submit a one page statement to overseasinternships@swin.edu.au at the time of your internship application.

The application should outline why you decided to undertake an overseas internship and how it will add value to your studies and future career.

If you are undertaking an overseas internship with academic credit, you may be eligible for an OS-HELP Loan. For more information on funding see Fee Help and Scholarships.

CRCC Asia - Engineering Internship China Winter 2018

Engineering Internship in Shenzhen – The Silicon Valley of China

Spend 4 weeks in China’s tech-hub, Shenzhen undertaking an internship in an engineering company. Knock off four out of the twelve required weeks for EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering, while living and working in another country!

Swinburne has partnered with CRCC Asia to source internship placements tailored to your studies, interests and skills. They provide support and assistance throughout the entire process, helping with visa applications, accommodation, in-country support and activities and much more.

Travel in a cohort of other students, living in the same apartment building and doing social and cultural activities together outside of working hours. The buzzing cities of Macau and Hong Kong are both one hour from Shenzhen by ferry, and China’s famous cities of Shanghai and Beijing are only a short flight away.

 Location Shenzhen, China
Dates 21 June – 21 July 2018
Duration  4-week internship plus in-country orientation
Eligible Students  Undergraduate engineering students
Academic Credit

4 weeks credited to EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering

Cost

Approx. $5,500 – final cost TBC

Scholarships

12 x $1,000 scholarships available

Application Deadline

30 April

Inclusions

  • Tailored internship placement
  • Visa assistance
  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • Induction course and cultural training
  • Welcome pack, SIM card & city map
  • Social and cultural events
  • Weekly Mandarin lessons
  • 24 hour on-site support
  • Community outreach activities
  • Business seminar

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Daily expenses

Information sessions

Find out more about the program at one of our upcoming info sessions, joined by Alex from CRCC Asia.

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 27 March 2018 12:30-1:30pm Study Abroad office, SPW ground floor, Hawthorn campus
Wednesday 28 March 2018 10:30–11:30am Study Abroad office, SPW ground floor, Hawthorn campus

  

CRCC Asia

CRCC Asia are leading providers of international internships, working with over 600 companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City and Manchester.

Duration

Internships are for one, two or three months, although some destinations have a two-month minimum requirement.

Dates

There are select intake dates that differ between destinations. Many of these intake dates overlap with Swinburne’s semester dates, so ensure you are selecting dates that do not clash with your semester or exams.

Application deadlines

The application process begins up to 4 months prior to your desired intake date.

Costs and inclusions

Costs range from AUD$4,000 - $7,000 depending on the destination and duration of the internship. Packages are inclusive, offering specialised internship placement, accommodation, visa assistance, pre-departure information and in-country orientation, social and networking events, cultural activities and 24/7 in-country support.

Study areas

Internships are available in 14 different study areas:

  1. Architecture and real estate
  2. Business
  3. Engineering
  4. Finance and accounting
  5. Green technology
  6. Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  7. Hospitality
  8. Information and technology
  9. Logistics
  10. Legal
  11. Marketing, PR and advertising
  12. Media and creative industries
  13. NGOs, charities and not for profit
  14. Tourism and travel.

Host organisations

Some past examples of host organisations include Allianz, Hilton, American Apparel, British Chamber of Commerce, Ctrip andHabitat for Humanity. Please note that specific companies or roles are not advertised, as availability is constantly changing, and placements are sourced based on your specific skills, interests and studies.

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CISaustralia

CISaustralia offers internships for a practical experience and personal growth. Custom internships run year-round for all study areas. Interning overseas is a great addition to your resume.

Duration

Most internships are for a minimum of 4 weeks and can last anywhere up to 12 weeks. Some countries have a longer minimum requirement of 6 or 8 weeks.

Dates

CISaustralia offers flexible start dates throughout the year. They may offer suggested start dates for some locations, but internships can generally start on any Monday of the year. Many of these intake dates overlap with Swinburne’s semester dates, so ensure you are selecting dates that do not clash with your semester or exams.

Application deadlines

The application process begins 3-4 months prior to desired start date, depending on the location. Some programs may have specific start dates, please check program listing for more information.

Costs and inclusions

Costs range from $3,000 - $10,000 depending on location and duration. All placements include accommodation, pre-departure guide and session, internship placement and supervision, on-site orientation, social and cultural activities and on-site support.

Study areas

Internships are offered in the broad study areas of:

  • Business
  • Human Rights
  • Hospitality, Hotel and Tourism
  • Communications
  • Visual/Performing Arts and Design
  • Social Science and Humanities
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
  • Health.

Host organisations

Specific host organisations or roles are not advertised, as students are placed in a custom internship role based on their studies, interests and skills. Host organisations differ all the time, with new partners constantly being added. Some previous employers include:

  • Amnesty International
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Royal Selangor
  • Digi Telecommunications

More information

 

The Intern Group

The Intern Group provides customized international internship programs around the globe. They offer programs that are highly focused on both professional development and cultural immersion.

Duration

Most internships are for a minimum of 6 weeks, some destinations are 4 weeks. Internships can run for up to 24 weeks.

Dates

There are set starting dates which differ between each destination. Not all of these dates align well with Swinburne semester dates, but there are start dates in December/January and June/July that work with our summer and winter terms.

Application deadlines

Applications are assessed on a rolling admission basis, and are generally required 3 – 6 months prior to placement commencement date. Programs are competitive, so early applications are encouraged. Early applications get primary consideration for the most competitive roles in the Intern Group’s extensive network.

Costs and inclusions

Costs vary greatly between destination and length of time and can range anywhere from $4,000 - $10,000. Additional fees apply for summer internships (June/July) in some destinations. The program includes accommodation, internship placement, professional development events, training and tools, airport pick-up and drop-off, 24/7 emergency assistance from local staff, orientation, welcome package including maps, transport information and local sim card, social activities and events and more. The Intern Group offer discounts to Australian students who receive Youth Allowance.

Study areas

Internships are available in study areas:

  • Architecture
  • Art, photography and design
  • Business
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Government and politics
  • Hospitality, events and tourism
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Journalism and media
  • PR and marketing
  • NGOs/non-profits
  • Real estate
  • Science
  • Television and film
  • Theatre and music

Host organisations

Specific host organisations or roles are not advertised, as students are placed in a custom internship role based on their studies, interests and skills. Host organisations differ all the time, with new partners constantly being added. Some previous employers include:

  • KPMG
  • FIFA
  • Grant Thornton
  • Bancolombia

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ArtBound Initiative

ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry in New York, Berlin and Hong Kong. ABI will help you secure a tailored internship and coordinate all logistics including housing, internship visa, and insurance. 

Duration

Internships are from two months to one year. Minimum length of time can differ between destination and industry sector.

Dates

Start dates are flexible, but generally revolve around international summers (June and November). 

Application deadlines

The application process begins up to 6 months prior to your desired intake date. Application deadline for summer internships 2018 is 1 June 2018. 

Costs and inclusions

The cost for the program is $2950 USD, which includes a tailored internship placement, personalised coaching including resume and portfolio review, logistics support with visa and housing arrangements, and access to ABI’s creative network with curated events, city guides and resources on networking opportunities. Additional expenses include visa fees, insurance and housing.

Study areas

Internships are available in the areas of:

• Studio Art (for painters, photographers, ceramists, printmakers, sculptors)
• Communications
• Marketing
• Social Media
• Graphic and Web Design
• Interior Design
• Industrial Design
• TV/Film/Theater Producing
• Exhibitions and Curation
• Public Relations
• Arts Administration

Host organisations

Previous internships have been with TBWA, McCann, SCOPE, ARTNET and Residency Unlimited. Please note that specific companies or roles are not advertised, as availability is constantly changing, and placements are sourced based on your specific skills, interests and studies.

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ACICIS

ACICIS offers comprehensive internship programs in Jakarta, Indonesia that incorporate language training and industry-specific lectures and seminars.

Duration

Approximately 6 weeks, with 2 weeks intensive language classes and 4 weeks professional internship.

Dates

2 January – 16 February 2019

Application deadlines

First round: 1 July 2018
Second round: 1 September 2018

Costs and inclusions

$3,784 includes administration fee and tuition fee. Cost covers in-country orientation and all activities associated with the program such as language training and study area-specific lectures and workshops prior to internship placements. ACICIS provides in-country support with staff overseeing each of the programs. ACICIS works with the Australian Government and there may be New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible students.

Study areas

Business Professional Practicum (BPP)
• Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP)
• Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP)
• Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP)
• Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP)

Host organisations

ACICIS work with a huge range of global companies and organisations to place students in Jakarta, students select preferences of organisations and ACICIS will place accordingly. Same past host organisations include:

• ANZ
• Thiess
• QBE
• Gojek
• Campbells & Arnotts
• Australian Embassy Indonesia

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