About Macquarie University Summer Internships
Macquarie University began in 1964. It spreads over 135 hectares of bushland in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde, with more than 29,000 students enrolled. This includes approximately 6,000 international students from more than 80 countries studying onshore and over 1,000 students studying offshore. More than 150 student clubs and societies make it easy to meet new friends. Access to Macquarie Centre and other suburbs is easy and fast via the excellent road and public transport systems. Downtown Sydney is also only a 45 minute journey by bus, or 25 minute journey by car. Macquarie has earned its title as Australia's Innovative University and is a world-class place to study. The quality and range of studies, facilities and resources generally exceed expectations of new and existing students.
The full time internship program runs for 10 weeks, and is suited to independent students looking to take on the challenge of living and working in a new culture.
Visit their web site at: http://www.mq.edu.au
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is a free spirited and vibrant city built around one of the world's most beautiful harbors (where Sydney Opera House is located), with scores of beaches within easy reach of its cosmopolitan heart.
Visit the city website: http://www.sydney.com.au/
The Brockport Program at Macquarie University Internship offers you the opportunity to:
Develop work-based skills,
Contribute to local industry,
Establish networks and contacts,
Learn about Australian work culture,
Improve cross-cultural communication skills.
Your experience at Macquarie University will:
Introduce you to Australian society and the Australian educational system,
Make you a better student,
Expand your outlook on the world,
Build your self esteem and self confidence,
Enhance your career prospects.
Housing & Orientation
Students will be housed in studio apartment style accommodation, and will be sharing with other interns. This accommodation will be situated within short walking distance of public transportation and other amenities either near Sydney city or close to the Macquarie University campus in North Ryde.
Week one is orientation week and allows the student the chance to settle into Sydney. Weeks 2-10 are spent working 4 days per week (approximately 30 hours per week) in a local organization.
Students will be supported by a Macquarie University Internship Advisor, who is able to assist and guide students throughout their internship experience.
Students will be provided with an Internships Handbook, and will attend two professional development workshops. A city tour, two cultural activities and one out of Sydney tour are included as part of the program. Students will have access to on campus counseling services.
It is recommended that students use their internship experience to get to know their work colleagues, and to explore Sydney and its surrounding regions. Internship staff are available to help students organize weekend travel plans and trips away.
Program fee for New York State Student in $6,300.00 (est.)
Program Budget Sheet:Macquarie Internship Sum 12 NY EST.pdf
Program fee for Non New York State Students is $7,525.00 (est.)
Program Budget Sheet:Macquarie Internship Sum 12 Out EST.pdf
Does NOT Include:
Pre-departure orientation materials
Internship placement fee
Ten weeks accommodation-studio apartment style
Orientation information session on-campus
Orientation city tour of Sydney
Two Sydney based cultural activities
One 'out of Sydney' tour
Two professional development workshops
Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
Transportation to/from Australia
Mandatory Health Insurance (Australian)
Meals while in Australia
Local travel in and around Sydney
Miscellaneous expenses (entertainment, laundry, postage, etc.)
The full-time internship program is a short-term, unpaid, work based learning experience that provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an organization relevant to the student's studies.
The full-time internship program runs for 10 weeks, and is suited to independent studies looking to take on the challenge of living and working in a new culture.
For more information visit: http://www.international.mq.edu.au/internships
Students attend two workshops on campus. In week one, students attend an orientation workshop which covers program information and helpful hints about living in Sydney. Two additional workshops are held during the placement period and cover topics such as email and phone etiquette, management styles and Australian workplace culture.
Interns are required to complete the following:
Weekly reflective journals
15 minute presentation on their experience
2 page statement of completion
Program Dates for Summer 2012: Arrive June 4th and depart August 11th