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Australia Summer Global Internship Program

 

An internship in Sydney, Australia places you in the middle of a dynamic business hub in the Asia/ Pacific region, providing a unique and dynamic setting, extensive cultural experiences, and global work opportunities that will give you a distinct competitive advantage.

The 8-week program combines a Global Skills class with 8 weeks of internship placement. You'll spend the first few days in class and corporate site visits that help you better understand how to do business in this region, and enable you to begin your internship better prepared. 

Students will intern full-time Monday through Friday during the 8-week internship component. These unpaid internships will give you an invaluable opportunity to enhance your global competencies, network internationally, and build your resume. 

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the Australia Summer Internship Program is $4,895 USD.  

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • Final payment payable no later than February 15, 2014.  
  • $100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.

 

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accomodations

  • Shared accommodations in Sydney's central city district. Includes kitchen facilities, close to bus, rail, cafes and shops, and internet access for duration of program

Transportation

  • Arrival in Sydney:  Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodations
  • Departure from Sydney:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome lunch and Orientation activities on day of arrival, May 2
  • Welcome dinner on Darling Harbour on day of arrival, May 2
  • Sydney walking tour on Saturday and continued Orientation activities, May 3
  • Cultural visit to Blue Mountains on Sunday, May 4
  • Group Dinner, May 9
  • Group Dinner, May 30
  • Career Evening with guest speakers, June 19
  • Farewell dinner, June 26

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, 
  2. quantity of core business courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student.  
  • Online Resume Profile Form link will be sent to accepted students to identify your ideal internship experience in alignment with your major, specialization, career goals, and particular industry or sector. Additionally, it will assist our placement team to find the best internship fit for you. 
  • For example, if you are seeking a marketing internship, do you want to market a new brand of soft drink or be involved in the creative side of marketing, working in an advertising agency hired to develop a branding strategy? Given your major, please provide similar details for your specialization as well as considering company size, multinational, or domestic.  Is a big name company crucial or is the substance of your internship more important?  Many times smaller companies yield greater responsibility to the intern.  
  • This Resume Form is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. 
  • Internship Interview:  Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience.  If you apply by the Priority Deadline, November 15, 2013, you will have an actual interview with our Australia placement team who will travel to campus in November to discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an interview spot.  If you apply after that time, you will interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship placements will be disclosed at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.

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 $375)
  • Required 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 prepare students to better understand the dynamics of 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 depart.

Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course.  Students should not self-enroll.

Bullet Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors 
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Able to obtain a 462 Working Holiday Visa to Australia.  (Must be a U.S. Citizen ONLY)
  • Valid Visa:  to apply or renew your passport, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2015)

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Schedule

  • Depart USA Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Arrive in Sydney, Australia on Friday, May 2
  • Depart Australia on Saturday, June 28

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • Application OPENS:  September 15, 2013
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2014
  • Deadline for Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2014, 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 ONLY APPLY TO ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Click on the link below,

  • start by Creating an Account,
  • click on "Search Programs" tab, 
  • select "Summer 2014" in the "Term" field and select your desired location. 

Bullet Depositis and Payments

Payment Option:

  • Payment details and link will be sent via your Acceptance Email
  • $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions
  • Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2014

*Your deposit is only refundable if you are not accepted into the program.

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 study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Students should carry their insurance card with them at all times while traveling in-country.
  • 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.
  • To register for HTH Supplemental Insurance, please consult "Applying Online for Supplemental Travel Insurance" found at the Office of International Affairs insurance website.

Bullet Passports

  • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
  • All students (international and domestic) 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.

 

If you are a US citizen, 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 Visa. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an email stating what type of VISA to obtain. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE EMAIL BEFORE OBTAINING YOUR VISA.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JOYCE STEFFAN AT steffan.10@osu.edu
  • Obtaining a visa can be a complex process, however, recruiters 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 (2) months before your departure date.
  • For United States citizens, please consult the U.S. Department of State for specific visa requirements.
  • International students must confirm their eligibility to return to the U.S. after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa). The costs associated with U.S. visas are not covered by the program.
  • 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, 
  2. quantity of core business courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student.  
  • Online Resume Profile Form link will be sent to accepted students to identify your ideal internship experience in alignment with your major, specialization, career goals, and particular industry or sector. Additionally, it will assist our placement team to find the best internship fit for you. 
  • For example, if you are seeking a marketing internship, do you want to market a new brand of soft drink or be involved in the creative side of marketing, working in an advertising agency hired to develop a branding strategy? Given your major, please provide similar details for your specialization as well as considering company size, multinational, or domestic.  Is a big name company crucial or is the substance of your internship more important?  Many times smaller companies yield greater responsibility to the intern.  
  • This Resume Form is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. 
  • Internship Interview:  Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience.  If you are admitted by the November 15 Priority Deadline, you will have an actual interview with our Australia placement team who will travel to campus in late November to discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an interview spot. If you apply after that time, you will interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship placements will be disclosed at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.

Resident Director

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