Coordinated by academic Dr Rodney Taveira, the program provides academic support for students to refine research approaches and discuss questions arising from placement.

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.

The internship program requires the completion of 140 hours of professional work placement, over two days a week for 10 weeks during the semester.

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

If you are interested in applying for our undergraduate internship program, but don't meet the pre-requisites for USSC3703: US Studies Internship you may be eligible for an enrolment exception request. More information about this process can be found here.


Applications for Semester 1, 2024 will open in 2024.

Meet our faculty

USSC lecturers are some of the highest-rated on campus. With expertise spanning US politics, culture and foreign policy, our academic team will help you add a global perspective to your degree.


The United States Studies Centre’s research programs provide high-quality analysis and distinct perspectives on trends shaping the national interests of the United States and Australia.

International opportunities

Join us at the United States Studies Centre's Study Abroad program and envision yourself living and studying in the lively city of Los Angeles. Break boundaries, embrace adventure, and create unforgettable memories with us!