GCC, the Global Career Centre, is a US-based international internship provider, managed by two highly experienced global education specialists, Chris McKenzie and Kate Moore, whom FEIT have worked with in the past.
This Australian summer, GCC are able to provide in-person internships for FEIT students in the southern Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
GCC will work with students to match them with local host companies. Internships will be open to all disciplines of Engineering and IT. Students will apply to FEIT in the first instance and then, if successful in the first round, will be invited to register with GCC. Local advisors in China will then work with students to source and match internships. Students will need to be actively involved in this process, working on resume and interview skills. This program is aimed at students already living in the Guangdong area and is not available remotely to students in other locations. Internships will take place at the workplace (ie. in the office or other workplace) unless COVID-19 restrictions require working from home. The program will also feature a series of activities for students, focusing on professional development and career readiness. These will be specifically tailored to students who have been studying their Australian degree remotely from China.
We have approximately 8-12 places available on this program. Should we have more applicants than places, we will rank students by WAM.
It is expected that this program will be competitive, therefore we ask students to only apply if you are serious about working with GCC to secure an internship. If students commit to this program, and then drop out, it means that another student will have missed their chance, as places are limited.
All our internship providers work with a range of organisations, both larger and small and medium sized companies. We ask that students who apply for this program have an open mind about the experience, as our providers can work with you to find an internship but cannot guarantee a large, or “big name” company.
All students who apply for this program, must be eligible to enrol in ENGR90033 Internship. Please check this before you apply and contact STOP 1 for clarification if you are unsure.
Internships will start in early December 2021 and run until February 2022.
If you are an Australian student visa holder but you are located in your home country (for example, you are a Chinese citizen who has an Australian student visa but you’re currently at home in China studying remotely), the 20 hour per fortnight work restriction on Australian student visas does not apply to you.
GCC charge a program fee for sourcing internships, working with you through the matching process, and for the program of online cross-cultural events they run. This year that fee is being paid in full by Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology in acknowledgement of many students’ changed financial circumstances due to COVID-19.
How to apply
For the GIC internships, you will make a general application to GIC and they will then work with you to place you into a suitable internship via a matching process. You will be able to express a preference about the type of organisation, location (Guangzhou or Shenzhen) and work you would like to do. While GIC cannot guarantee to match you to a specific organisation or location, they will work with you to find an internship that meets your course needs and satisfies the criteria for ENGR90033 Internship.
We have approximately 20 places available on this program. Should we have more applicants than places, we will rank students by WAM.
It is expected that this program will be competitive, therefore we ask students to only apply if you are serious about working with CIEE to secure a remote international internship. If students commit to this program, and then drop out, it means that another student has missed their chance as places are limited.
Application due date: 11:59pm Melbourne time Monday 9th August
More information about GCC: https://www.globalcareercenter.org/