Internships in Sydney
CAPA has an extensive network of internship sites available in Sydney, available in businesses of every kind, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. To learn about specific placements for your major, call a CAPA Student Admissions Counselor at 1-800-793-0334.
Our local staff visit each CAPA internship site, many of which are frequent recipients of CAPA interns. Students are placed in sites, located within commuting distance of the center, that best meet their individual interests, abilities, and academic background.
You can earn 3-6 credits for an internship during a semester or summer program. Three credit internships are 15 hours per week and 6 credits are 20 hours per week. The Learning Through Internships Seminar meets 1.5 hours per week.
Starting an internship abroad with CAPA
Students participate in an interactive seminar to prepare them for their internship experience. Group orientation exercises are used to examine issues of culture and integration, and focused individual sessions examine site-specific information. All internships are contingent upon a successful interview with the internship-host organization, which will take place right after the student’s arrival and orientation. A seminar on interview techniques is presented prior to the interview.
Internship students participate in a seminar series entitled Learning through Internships. Faculty act as internship mentors to ensure that participants have academic guidance during their internships. Students produce papers, write reflective journals, and make oral presentations examining the real learning that occurs during their programs. Students produce a portfolio at the end of the internship that must meet clear academic criteria in order for the student to attain credit for the internship.
CAPA internships provide lasting results
Students are monitored throughout their internships to ensure that they are receiving appropriate training and guidance. At the end of each session, students evaluate their experience. These evaluations are shared with their home campus.