Innovation and entrepreneurship internship

The United States Studies Centre will be offering two positions in our new Innovation and Entrepreneurship research program. This program is focused on themes and linkages in innovation and entrepreneurship between the United States and Australia and in producing analysis and insights pertinent to the growth of New South Wales and Australia.

In the digital age, all businesses need to respond to a shifting market and disruptive forces in the economy to remain competitive. The practical skills and knowledge of innovation ecosystems and practices gained in this competitive internship will provide students with highly sought-after experience.

Students will be engaged in work designed to address real-world problems and will have the opportunity to develop skills in research, analysis, writing and problem solving.

These prestigious internships will be offered for the duration of eight weeks in the following periods:

  • Summer break 2018 (15 January - 2 March)
  • Semester 1 and/or 2, 2018 in ‘burst’ mode (four separate periods of two weeks full-time work)

Undergraduate requirements

Students currently studying to complete an American Studies major, have previously completed American Studies units, or who are currently undertaking American Studies units will be given preferential entry into these programs.

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • 3rd or 4th year of study in degree
  • Distinction average within degree
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Interest/experience in business and/or economics
  • Experience in data manipulation (desired)

Students are required to complete USSC2605 in order to be accepted entry into this internship.

Postgraduate requirements

Students currently studying a Master of US Studies (in particular the ‘Business’ and ‘Politics’ streams) will be given preferential entry into these programs. Students will be considered on the basis of the following skills and experience:

  • Interest and/or experience in business and/or economics
  • Research skills
  • Extended writing skills
  • Data analysis
  • Data manipulation (desired)

Students are required to complete USSC6204, USSC6213 and/or USSC6205 in order to be accepted entry into this internship.

Apply

In order to apply for the summer intake, applicants must submit their CVs by 15 December 2017.

In order to apply for the semester intakes, students must submit their CVs by 5 February 2018 (Semester 1) and 5 July 2018 (Semester 2).

A formal interview process will be conducted to determine placement into the internship program.