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Australian Internships & Writing in Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Arrive Date: September 20, 2018   End Date: December 1, 2018

Program Overview

Spend Fall Quarter in Southern Hemisphere summer! As part of the Writing and Internship Program in Sydney, Australia, you’ll gain global workplace experience by interning halftime, and, with two writing courses taught by faculty of the nationally-ranked University Writing Program, you’ll complete two thirds of the professional writing minor. Complete a third course by participating in excursions to wildlife parks, state and local parliaments, art museums, beaches, and a big night out at the incomparable Sydney Opera House. You will have the opportunity to explore food, dance, film, and music festivals in one of the most diverse and sophisticated cites in the world. Classrooms and student apartments are located in Sydney’s university district, near the central railway station; homestays provide deeper immersion into Australian culture in charming neighborhoods adjacent to the city.


Instructor: Ken Andersen

Taught in: English

Max Enrollment: 25

Program Coordinator: Brianne Holden

Courses (18 units)

University Writing Program (UWP) 104A. Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (4)

University Writing Program (UWP) 110Specialized Genres in Professional Writing: Travel Writing (4) 

University Writing Program (UWP) 192/EAP 192Internship (6, P/NP)

University Writing Program (UWP) 198Australian Life and Culture (4, P/NP)

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who have taken the necessary prerequisites

NOTE: International Students may be required to complete an English interview with program provider.


Students will participate in a professional internship for 18-20 hours per week in almost any career field and have the opportunity to receive transcript notation. After students enroll in UC Davis Quarter Abroad Sydney, there will be a separate internship application that is required in order to participate in the program. Students will receive information about deadlines for the supplementary application which will require a resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation (academic and professional), police background check, and an online application to CAPA. Final internship placement will be determined just prior to departure and may require an in-country interview. Click on the internship examples below to get an idea of the types of placements that can be offered. Please note: you apply to a specific field for your desired internship, not a specific company.

This list is not exclusive. If you'd like more information about internships, feel free to contact the program coordinator.

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