Key information

Internship provider: Asia Internship Program (AIP)

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Dates: 15 June – 28 July 2024

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Program cost: US$3,760 (approx. A$5,740) - inclusions and exclusions can be found below

Funding:

  • A$1,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 12 February 2024

Overview

Embark on a transformative internship experience in the vibrant city of Seoul during the winter break. Seoul, the dynamic capital of South Korea, stands as a global hub for innovation and business. Positioned at the heart of the country, it serves as a bustling economic centre, offering an optimal environment for international companies.

Seoul boasts a diverse landscape of industries, including technology, finance, and cultural sectors, providing a rich tapestry of opportunities for interns. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of modernity and tradition that defines Seoul and gain invaluable professional experience in one of Asia's most dynamic and influential cities.

Study areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Business (no Accounting, Financial Planning, Public Relations, and Sports Management)
  • Engineering (no Architectural, Civil, Construction and Telecommunications)
  • Health (Health Promotion, Nutrition and Dietetics, Counselling and Therapy, Exercise Science and Physiotherapy)
  • Information Technology (no Systems Analysis, Cybersecurity, Games Development, Internet of Things, and Network Design)
  • Science (only Environmental Science)
     

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. Some study areas and majors are more difficult than others to source internships for. AIP can provide advice and guidance on alternative locations if required, but internships are not guaranteed. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.

Note for postgraduate students: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should enquire with the overseas internships advisor before applying for a program to check availability of the relevant academic unit in their course as well as the possibility to source an internship in their desired location.

Eligibility

Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet these minimum program eligibility criteria:

Undergraduate

  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150 CP (12 units) if you intend to use the international internship unit
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)
     

Postgraduate

  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g., MDA80006 Media Industry Experience, EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).

Gyeongbokgung palace, Seoul, Korea

Program costs

Inclusions

  • Internship Placement in the chosen sector
  • Private, furnished accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Welcome Pack (Transportation and SIM cards)
  • Drop-off to workplace on the first day
  • Cultural Crash Course
  • Community Events (Dinner/ Goodie Bags/ Community Events)
  • 24/7 on-the-ground support service
  • Visa Support
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)
     

Exclusions

  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship 
  • Airfares
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Daily living expenses
     

Funding

Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think
 

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants

This program has A$1,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available.

This grant can help offset travel and living expenses for your overseas internship and are available to both Domestic and International UG or PG students.

OS-HELP Loan

Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility, see Fee Help and Scholarships.

Information sessions

Find out more about the program at one of our upcoming information sessions.

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Application

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Final deadline for applications: 12 February 2024
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