AIC Internship

Program Title: AIC Internships

Program Location: New York City or San Francisco, USA

Program Overview:
Flinders University works in partnership with The Academic Internship Council (AIC) to provide rewarding six week student internship experiences in either New York City or San Francisco, USA. Intern placements are customised based on each student’s aspirations, skills, and experience as determined through an individual pre-placement meeting.

Program Dates: January –  February 2018 (To be confirmed)

Places Available: Unlimited

Open To: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Application Due Date: To be advised

Eligibility: Undergraduates: completion of 18 units with an overall GPA of 5.0, or completion of 36 units with an overall GPA of 4.0; formal credit letter from Faculty Office
                  Postgraduates: completion of 18 units with an overall GPA of 4.0; formal credit letter from Faculty Office

Please note: the AIC program is designed around office based internships, and is not a replacement for clinical placement/practicum requirements in health related areas.

If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please contact the Learn Without Borders Team.

Credit: Students may be eligible to receive 4.5 units of elective credit towards their Flinders degree following completion of an internship. In addition, students may be required to provide an additional piece of assessment to their course/topic coordinator.

Costs: The program fee for the AIC internships depends on your destination choice: New York AU$7,615 or San Francisco AU$7,430.

The program fee covers the following costs:
• Individual career assessment meetings via Skype and program orientation webinar
• Internship placement via personalized process
• Visa services or guidance (including  J-1 visa services for the USA and SWAP/IEC visa services for Canada)
• On-site orientation to the city, program, and internship
• Housing in student residences (shared double or triple room) for the duration of the program
• Program management and full-time emergency support for duration of program
• Workshops or materials on topics such as interviewing skills and working styles
• Coaching and troubleshooting during the placement
• Professional development components such as networking reception and industry lectures
• Cultural exploration activities, including a city tour
• Mid-term review and final evaluation

In addition, supplementary costs such as travel insurance, visa/passport costs and personal expenses (airfares, meals) associated with participating in an AIC internship are the responsibility of each student.

Each participating student is responsible for payment of the program fee directly to AIC; 2 separate invoices will be issued as follows:
10% of total fee due by late October
90% of total fee due by late December

In the case of a withdrawal, AIC may withhold up to US$250 as a non-refundable deposit plus charges for non-recoverable fees (housing deposits, visa fees) incurred in arranging the internship.

Financial Assistance: To cover the associated costs, students can apply for a RA Simpson International Scholarship (valued at AU$500) and an OS Help loan (valued up to AU$6,470 for 2016). Applications are submitted through your Student Information System. For further information, contact

Information on Flinders Travel Insurance:

How to Apply:
Interested students should consult with the relevant Faculty / School Office before applying to ensure that the program is acceptable for credit towards their Flinders University degree.

1. Contact the Learn Without Borders Team at the International Centre to assess eligibility for the Program

2. Register to attend an online information session with the AIC team. Please see schedule at  AIC Internship Webinars (PDF 87KB)   

3. Contact the relevant Faculty Office for academic approval: Complete the Exchange study plan approval form to facilitate credit approval

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law including Bachelor of Arts need to contact Lauren Richards at prior to applying.

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will need to contact Anne Redman ( ) prior to applying.

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Science and Engineering will need to contact the faculty office at prior to applying.                                                                                                                        

4. Complete and submit a short term online application form to the Learn Without Borders Team providing the following supporting documents:
- Personal statement
- One academic reference
- Unofficial academic transcript (through the student system)

5. Following the application due date, the Learn Without Borders Team will acknowledge receipt of your application via email. The application and supporting documents will be forwarded to AIC for processing, and AIC will contact each nominated student via email with further instructions.

For further information, please see The Academic Internship Council (AIC) website or check out AIC New York Internship (PDF 548KB) and AIC San Francisco Internship (PDF 771KB) flyers.





Further information can be obtained by joining one of AIC Internship Webinars (PDF 87KB)
What do past Flinders AIC Interns say?

Rebecca Knott

Where: Idell & Seitel LLP
San Francisco

What: Legal Assistant

“I’ve always wanted to be involved in copyright law in the music and film industries. When I saw the email about Internships in San Francisco I decided I had to give it a shot and I’m so glad I did. On my internship I was given the opportunity to assist with a complicated research project related to copyright principles and have now gained valuable international industry experience which will help my career ambitions.”

Angela Darlington

Where: John Wiley and Sons/Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco

What: Publishing Assistant

“My San Fransisco Internship gave me a greater appreciation of my own country, as well as a more purposeful career direction. I’ve learnt so much from this internship: it looks great on my resume and it’s going to be invaluable helping me get into the publishing industry. The future is looking bright!”

Harshita Haresh Karamchandani

Where: University of California, Bio- Molecular Nanotechnology Centre,

What: Laboratory Assistant

“I was lucky enough to undertake my internship at the Bio-molecular Nanotechnology Centre at the University of California. I cannot begin to describe how awesome this experience was. I loved the US and hope to go back very soon.  I would recommend all students to take up any opportunity they get to do an international experience.”