Program Overview

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous in Australia. The city was recently named the 2nd best student city in the world (QS World Rankings), as well as one of the world’s top 3 most livable cities. It is widely considered the “foodie capital” of Australia, and is also known as one of the country’s top sporting cities.

In a world where borders are increasingly fluid, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross cultural communication skills. Real world international work experience at an international business, entrepreneurship, or management internship in Melbourne can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market.  

Example intern duties might include:

  • administration
  • developing marketing strategy and incorporating the strategy into business operations
  • creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data
  • client relationship management, research, and presentations

Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills.  Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently  
  • Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20181/15/2018Mid-late JuneMid-late August

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.