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Complete an internship with an international organization to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network with the API Global Internship program. Full-time internships will require a commitment of 32 hours a week.

API’s global internship programming will support your success and engage you in activities designed to refine specific skills, our on-site staff will orient you to the international workplace culture, and guide you through in-person and virtual cultural workshops as well as local visits. Capstone your experience by earning a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

Customized Internship Placement and Advising

On Site Services

Airport Reception

Quality Housing

Workplace and Culture Orientation

Resident Directors/Coordinators

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Experiential Programs

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

Academic Credit and Transcript (for an additional fee)

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 for STEM placements)
  • All gap interns must be 18 years old by the program start date
  • Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • Advising session
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
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What You’ll Study

CREDIT OPTIONS - Up to 6 semester credits available on some internship programs for an additional fee.

API international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.

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    Stanley Tsang

    Stanley will be your Resident Coordinator in Sydney and a resource for you while you are in Australia!

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    Laura Bahamonde

    Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

SAMPLE PLACEMENTS

Following are a few sample placements that past participants have done in Sydney. More information on placement options can be found in the lists below.

Education Internship

This elementary school has a diverse population, which is highly celebrated. Seventy percent of students are from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB), and up to 45 nationalities are represented at any one time. Internship assisting with managing sports classes and performing arts (dance, drama, and music) classes with students aged 5 to 12-year-olds.

Mechanical Engineering Internship

This organization designs safe and suitable transportation solutions with a strong focus on those who are challenged with mobility, children and vehicle owners. The internship placement duties include CAD drawing, standard analysis, vehicle inspections, and engineering report preparation.

Highlights
  • Customized internship placements
  • Workplace and Culture Orientation
  • Career Development Badge

Our internship program includes safe and secure housing in the cost of the program fee. Housing types and amenities will vary by location but may include apartments, hostels, and rental homes.

Internship participants should expect the accommodation to be centrally located and easily accessible to public transportation. Each participant’s commute will vary, as internship placements are located in different areas in each location. Average commute times range from 30 minutes up to an hour. Housing placements may be mixed gender (by apartment, not by bedroom). Participants will receive their confirmed housing assignment approximately three weeks prior to departure.