Internships in Australia

The US Studies Centre Internship program is back!

Applications are now open for Semester 2, 2022, with one position available in our research team. In addition to real-world experience, students who take on our internships also receive six elective credit points towards their degree. The program also provides academic support for students to refine research approaches and discuss questions arising from placement.


The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics, and culture. The Centre is a national resource that builds Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America and their implications for Australia.


To be eligible to apply and be accepted into the program, undergraduate students are required to complete (or have proof of commitment to complete) USSC3703: US Studies Internship, and postgraduate students are required to complete (or have proof of commitment to complete) USSC6205: Internship Project.

Our internship generally involves the completion of at least 95 hours of professional work placement, usually over two days a week for 10 weeks during semester.

To apply for this position please send a cover letter explaining your suitability for the position to

You will also be required to submit a resume, academic transcript, and reference contact details.

Applications for Semester 2, 2022 will close on Monday, 25th July at midnight AEST.

Note: cross-institutional study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are applying from another institution, in addition to the application form you will also need to apply seperately through the cross-institutional admissions process. You can apply for Undergraduate Cross-Institutional study here, and Postgraduate Cross-Institional study here.

If you have any additional questions or enquiries, please contact our Student Affairs and Curriculum Coordinator, Madelyne Cummings by emailing

Want to know more about diverse opportunities available as part of our internship program? Head to our website and meet some of our amazing interns to find out more about their experience and achievements during their time at the USSC.

  • Our interns come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Find out why they undertook an internship at USSC, what they have worked on and what they have learned from the experience.