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Internships in Australia

In addition to real-world experience, students who take on our internships also receive six elective credit points towards their degree. The program provides academic support for students to discuss and refine research approaches and addresses questions arising from the placement.

  • The United States Studies Centre offers its students an exclusive opportunity to intern at the AmCham office in Sydney. The professional placement program gives students unprecedented access to AmCham to work on issues concerning Australia-US relations in the business space.

  • Foreign policy, defence and strategy interns work with the USSC research team on pressing issues affecting Australia’s relationship with the United States.

  • Interns will work with the USSC innovation and entrepreneurship team to address real-world problems and produce analysis and insights pertinent to the growth of New South Wales and Australia.

  • Interns will develop their analytical, writing and problem solving skills as they experience the real-world application of economics and economic data in the fast-paced environment of a research centre.

  • Open to undergraduate students, this placement program is an exclusive opportunity to intern at the US Consulate in Sydney during the summer break.

Graduate outcomes

The United States Studies Centre has some of the strongest and most diverse industry links of any institution in Australia. Whether it is the Department of the Senate, The Sydney Morning Herald or even Congressional Committees in the United States, our graduates become leaders in their fields nationally and globally. Not only do we offer links to all corners of the public and private sector, but we are also leaders in research, and offer many internal and cross-disciplinary pathways for students interested in pursuing research professionally.