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IES Internships Sydney Summer – Internship

IES Abroad

Much more than a stunning location, Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities - an international fusion of culture, languages, and ideas with nearly five million residents. Sydney is both energetic and engaging, a hub for innovation across a number of industries. An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

IES interns Down Under have been placed in an array of industries and work settings. Recent placement experiences include: social media marketing for a surfing company at Bondi Beach, blogging about the best in Sydney food, art and fashion for a leading PR firm, interning for the city's film festival, coordinating events on Sydney Harbour with a cruise tour line, and working at the Sydney branch of an international chamber of commerce.

You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work up to 35 hours a week. We will work with you to find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Sydney.

Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.


Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Local surf company and surf school
  • World’s largest business organization representing the interest of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions in government chambers across the globe
  • NGO improving the employability of women in need by providing free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools
  • Subscription meal-box delivery service
  • University child development and psychology lab
  • Community pet rescue and shelter
  • Debt options and solutions company working with thousands of Australians on how to better deal with unmanageable debt
  • Production company specializing in film, video, animation, and multimedia projects
  • Talent agency for social media influencers providing award-winning management and brand strategy
  • Internationally-recognized event theming, styling, prop hire, and photographic studio providing production design and staging for various events
  • Creative technology agency specializing in experiential marketing, virtual reality, data visualization, and augmented reality
  • App that allows doctors, nurses, and allied health providers to remotely monitor progress of patients

Don’t see what you're looking for here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Business
  • Non-Profit and Art Administration
  • Psychology
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Design
  • Finance
  • Film
  • Humanities
  • Hospitality
  • Media (Radio
  • TV
  • & Film)
  • Media Work

Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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