Many students consider either studying abroad or interning abroad. However you can actually do both at the same time for an even more immersive experience! When you study abroad with TEAN for a semester in Australia, New Zealand or China you can also have the option of interning for 1 – 2 days a week gaining real world professional experience that sets yourself apart from other students who have gone abroad.

Intern while studying abroad in Australia or New Zealand
Intern while studying abroad to gain real world professional experience and boost your resume

Internships for Academic Credit

Want international work experience? Consider studying abroad at the below universities that can also provide the credit for your internship.


University of Sydney – Internships available in a wide variety of fields.
University of New South Wales, Sydney – Internships available in the fields of communications/media and business.
University of Wollongong – Internships available in business or science research.
University of Western Australia – Kinesiology or health studies internships available.
Griffith University, Gold Coast – Community internship available in a not for profit organization.
International College of Management, Sydney – Hospitality or event management internships available.
Macquarie University – Internship available in business administration, HR and marketing

New Zealand

AUT University, Auckland – Internships available in most fields.
University of Auckland – Internships available in variety of fields within Arts & Humanities department.
Massey University, Palmerston North / Massey University, Wellington – Communications internships available
University of Canterbury, Christchurch – Internships available in a variety of fields.

Interested in the above programs? When you apply online with TEAN make sure you let your TEAN Program Manager know that you are specifically interested in the intern and study abroad program.

Internship for Professional Experience

If you want to study and intern abroad in Sydney or New Zealand but don’t need internship credit, you can apply for a regular semester study abroad program then let your TEAN Program Manager know that you also want to undertake an internship. They’ll connect you with our Internships Manager who will then help you secure an internship placement where you will be studying. These non-credit placements are available in Sydney and most of our New Zealand destinations.

For students spending a semester studying abroad in China, notify your TEAN Program Manager when you apply that you would also like to intern abroad. Once you arrive in China and your class schedule is finalized, TEAN’s Shanghai staff will work with you to source a local internship.

Study abroad and intern in Sydney, Australia
Big cities like Sydney offer many opportunities for internships

Intern after your semester abroad

Interning while studying abroad means committing 1 – 2 days per week to your work placement while also completing other courses making it more of a time commitment than simply taking a regular course load. If this sounds like lot, an alternative option is to study abroad for the Spring semester and then complete TEAN’s Australia Internship program or New Zealand Internship program for the Summer.

There are numerous ways to make a study and internship abroad work and, while it does require more commitment and effort on your part, the students that rise to the challenge find it very rewarding. Plus, just think how awesome your resume right out of college will look!

Contact us with any questions you have on studying and interning abroad at the same time.

Post updated: July 8, 20201