Sydney Semester Internship

Arcadia Sydney Summer Internship Course Information

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You are expected to research and produce a 3,000-3,500-word academic project based on your work in the internship and independent research. Upon completion, you may be asked to submit a resource folder or a portfolio of your work and present your findings to your workplace supervisor or faculty sponsor. More information about your academic project will be given to you during your orientation in Australia. Placements are not confirmed until an on-site interview is held with the potential employer. In addition to the Academic Project, you will also complete a course that examines contemporary Australian culture and society. 

SYDI INPR 310S Work and Thought in Action: Research Project and Internship

3 semester hours of credit  

The Research Project is the core assessment component of the workplace experience. The outcome of this component is a major piece of written work that is planned, researched and prepared during the course of the internship. Ideally, it should link, in some way, the work in which the student is engaged in at the workplace with academic work the student is undertaking whilst in Australia. It may also link to prior studies. An academic supervisor is provided for each student. The student will see their supervisor several times throughout the course of the program. This project is presented and defended during the final week's oral presentation. 

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SYDI SOSM 313S Parallel Realities in the Workplace

3 semester hours of credit

This course is multidisciplinary and will provide students with an introduction to contemporary Australian society. It brings together, through seminars, field trips and discussions, many of the issues relevant to the students experience whilst working in Australia. Students will consider socially responsible issues relating to business, environment, and self-identity in the workplace. Particular focus will be given to the issues effecting urban indigenous Australians, such as education and identity. Students will conclude the course with a reflection of what they have learned. 

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For assistance with any part of the application process, contact Caitlin Barnett, your enrollment counselor, at 1-866-927-2234, or email