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Australia Summer Global Internship Program

A global internship in Sydney, Australia places you in the middle of a dynamic business hub in the Asia/ Pacific region.  The economy of Australia is one of the largest capitalist economies in the world with a GDP of US$1.5 trillion as of 2013.  

This setting will provide an extensive cultural experience and a global work opportunity that can give you a distinct competitive advantage.

The 8-week program places students in full-time, unpaid internship opportunities that enhance global competencies, create international networks, and build resumes. 

 

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the 2015 Australia Summer Global Internship Program is $4,800 USD.  

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • $3,800 Non-Refundable final program fee payable no later than February 15, 2015.  

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accomodations

  • Shared accommodations in Sydney's central city district at Oaks Castlereagh Sydney which includes furnished apartment with kitchen facilities, close to bus, rail, cafes, and shops.  Also included is Internet access for duration of program.

Transportation

  • Depart from USA on Weds, May 6, 2015
  • Arrival in Sydney, Friday, May 8:  Airport group flight pick-up and transfer to accommodations for check-in
  • Depart from Sydney, Saturday, July 4:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome Lunch and Orientation activities on day of arrival, Friday, May 8
  • Welcome Dinner on day of arrival, Friday, May 8
  • Sydney walking tour and continued Orientation activities, Saturday, May 9
  • Free Day, Sunday, May 10
  • Internship Start Date, Monday, May 11
  • Internship End Date, Friday, July 3
  • Farewell Dinner, Friday, July 3

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in their resume
  2. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the Australian economy before your internship interview!
  • Priority Interview Deadline, November 15, 2014:  If you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit before this date, you will have an actual interview with our Australia Placement Team who will travel to campus several times during the fall semester to interview you and discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  If you apply after that time, you may be required to interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of their final placements at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.  A partial listing of previous internship sites for Sydney 2014 are listed below and is intended to give you examples of the caliber of companies where OSU students have worked:
  • 3M
  • Aegon
  • Apostle Asset Management
  • Art of Multimedia
  • Clarity Pharmaceuticals
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Emerson Network Power
  • Export Council of Australia
  • First Advisors
  • Gazal
  • Morning Star
  • Niche Marketing Group
  • Novotech
  • Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC)
  • United Technologies
  • Westpac

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from Sydney, Australia (approximately $2,000)
  • 462 Working Holiday Visa fees (approximately $400)
  • Required OSU International HTH Student Health Insurance (approximately $75)
  • Food in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Transportation in-city (bus, train, ferry, will vary based on internship location, approximately $25 per week)
  • Entertainment in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Weekend excursions (varies per individual)

 

Bullet Course Description

BUSADM 4189, Doing Business in AUSTRALIA

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students. Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in Australia course will be mostly an on-line format, however, there will be 2 required in-class sessions to prepare students to better understand the dynamics of mitigating risk while traveling, doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the Australian culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to be safe and successful during their internship.

Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course.  Students should not self-enroll.  Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course.  The required in-class sessions will be Weds evenings, 8 - 10 pm, on April 8 and April 22.

Bullet Eligibility Requirements

Australia Summer Global Internship Program is open to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Business minors or Entrepreneurship minors will be considered.
  • Rising Junior or Rising Senior by May 2015; No students graduating in Spring term will be eligible.
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Able to obtain a 462 Working Holiday Visa to Australia.  (Must be U.S. Citizen ONLY)
  • Valid Passport:  to apply or renew your passport, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2016)

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Schedule

  • Depart USA Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • Arrive in Sydney, Australia on Friday, May 8
  • Depart Australia on Saturday, July 4, 2015

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Deadlines

  • Application OPENS:  Weds, August 27, 2014
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2015
  • Deposit Payment: Two weeks after receipt of Acceptance Email
  • Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2015, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

YOU CAN APPLY TO ONLY ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!

  • Applications will open Weds, August 27, 2014.

 

  • CLICK HERE TO APPLY after August 27

Bullet Deposits and Payments

Payment Option:

  • Payment link and details will be sent via your Acceptance Email
  • $1,000 Non-Refundable Deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions.  An interview will not be scheduled if you have NOT paid your Deposit.
  • Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2015.  Late fees will be assessed if you do not pay the remaining program fee by this date.

 

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted into the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email.

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in global programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Information will be sent via email in late January how to apply for this insurance.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.

Bullet Passports

  • Costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
  • All students must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required. 
  • Please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Vaccinations

  • If needed, vaccination costs are not included in the total price of the program.
  • Vaccinations vary by individual and location. As it may be a substantial cost, please consider this expense before registering.

 

Students should visit the Center for Disease Control website for suggested vaccinations and related health information for travel in their destination country.

Bullet Visas

  • You will need a valid 462 Working Holiday Visa to participate in your internship. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an email with instructions how to apply for this visa.  PLEASE WAIT FOR THE EMAIL BEFORE OBTAINING YOUR VISA.  
  • Obtaining a visa can be a complex process, however, we will assist you through the process to ensure that you are securing the correct visa. However, you will have to do all the necessary work to complete the actual end result.
  • The costs associated with applying for a visa to your program country is not included in the total price of the program.
  • Visas vary by destination and student nationality. To better understand visa requirements, students should consult the embassy of the country where they will be located.
  • As it may take some time to process a visa, please prepare in advance, applying for a visa at least two (3) months before your departure date.
  • For United States citizens, please consult the U.S. Department of State for specific visa requirements.
  • International students are not eligible to participate in the Summer Global Internship Program in Australia because of visa restrictions.
  • Internship Placement

    • Placement is in an 8-week unpaid position with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
    • students' previous work and leadership experiences, which will be reflected in a professionally formatted resume.  It is STRONGLY recommeded that students complete the QUIC Certification through Fisher's Office of Career Managment prior to starting the interview process.
    1. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, which is very important as you consider the kind of internship in which you would like to participate.  For example, you would not be hired for a higher-level finance position if you have not completed any finance specialization courses.
    2. interview with the Placement Team confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty 
    • Internship Interviews will be conducted on-campus several times during the fall semester.  Students will have an in-person interview with our Australia placement team who will travel to campus to discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure a favorable interview spot.  If you apply after Dec 15, you may interview via Skype or by phone.
    • Internship Placement:  Every attempt will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to be able to concisely describe the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc) will increase your chances of being placed in your desired position.  Be sure to research the Australian economy before your internship interview!
    • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects you in the best possible way.  Please work with the Office of Career Management to present a professionally formatted, error-free resume.
    • Internship Placements will be disclosed at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.  A partial listing of previous internship sites for Sydney 2014 are listed below and is intended to give you examples of the caliber of companies where OSU students have worked:
    • 3M
    • Aegon
    • Apostle Asset Management
    • Art of Multimedia
    • Clarity Pharmaceuticals
    • Crowe Horwath
    • Emerson Network Power
    • Export Council of Australia
    • First Advisors
    • Gazal
    • Morning Star
    • Niche Marketing Group
    • Novotech
    • Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC)
    • United Technologies
    • Westpac