Summer Internships in Australia - On Site

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Engineering and Computer Science Internships in Australia


Students will live in shared apartments with access to a kitchen, and will share bathrooms and other facilities. Coin-op laundry facilities are located a short walk away from the apartment. Location and proximity to internships will vary based on individual internship placements. 

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


Program fees include a group welcome dinner and group farewell dinner. Day to day, students will need cook for themselves and buy their own groceries which can be prepared in the kitchen provided. There will be grocery stores near accommodations. Eating out at Sydney’s many restaurants is also a fun option and readily available.

Excursions and Day Trips

Short excursions and day trips will be included as part of the program, including:

  • Blue Mountains Trip
  • Kayaking
  • Cultural activities

Additional group excursions may or may not be included, and students will have ample time to explore and travel on their own. Program staff on-site can provide many ideas on fun places to explore and advice on how to navigate independent exploration.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

About Australia

Sydney is the capital that other cities love to hate; with stunning surf and buttery beaches, glorious weather and glamorous people, world-class restaurants and outrageously fashionable bars, she seemingly has it all. And doesn't she know it.

Built around one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, Sydney's shimmering soul reveals an iconic landscape that to many signifies `Australia'. The Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, myriad sandstone headlands, lazy bays and scalloped shorelines are breathtakingly beautiful. But while her neighbours might snipe that Sydney is all about fleeting physical fun, Sydneysiders know that there's more to this city than her good looks (even if Bondi Beach on a Saturday afternoon argues otherwise). She's Australia's oldest, largest and most diverse city with captivating monuments, urban galleries, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing arts scene and an edgy multiculturalism that injects colour to her outer suburbs. Give it a couple of days and you'll quickly realize that there's so much more to Sydney than soy lattes and sunbathing.  Give it any longer and you'll probably never want to leave.

Source: Lonely Planet

Australian Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language Spoken: English

Weather and Climate

Sydney has a temperate climate, rarely dropping below 50°F at night.  It will be spring when you are there so temperatures will increase as the program goes along.

Because weather is unpredictable, bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort.  There may be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a jacket, poncho or umbrella and appropriate shoes for rain.  

Weather Forecast: Australia

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