International Cooperative Education

 

Australia


   ●  Research for the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, a campus of some 1100 students. This Academy is part of the University of New South Wales. Students should be in their junior year in such fields as information technology, computer science, systems engineering, electrical engineering, math or physics. Monthly stipend Australian $ 2000
   ●  Tutorial work teaching English to children in Aboriginal Communities in the outback of the Northern Territory, with room and board
   ●  Goolarri Media www.gme.com/au Aboriginal radio and TV station in Broome, Western Australia.  Unpaid internship for film and TV majors.  3D and 2D Multimedia software programs, graphics software, create contents of TV shows.
   ●  Historical museums in Broome and Derby, Western Australia.  Unpaid internships.  Cataloging objects, help with research projects.
 

Here's what one student had to say about her internship in Australia at the Broome Historical Museum in 2007. 

"Broome was an amazing and unique experience, not only in terms of work but also culturally speaking. I gained so much information that I am still processing my experiences, each one just as valuable as the next. I am, of course, forever grateful for those who took part in allowing me to see my vision through. I would not have been able to do this without the helpful knowledge and guidance of the ICE program as well as my supervisors and host-family in Broome.

"Broome itself is a culturally artistic hub, full of intoxicating bohemian charm and humor and laid back attitudes that I as a student of the arts, humanities and social sciences felt quite content and at peace living there. I did indeed achieve my goals, which was to understand cultural integration, obtain a better understanding of another culture on an anthropological perspective to acquire and enhance my research and work experience and to gain the knowledge and respect of becoming a global citizen.

"While doing research I was given access to use "mosaic" which has been a beneficial and worthwhile experience. Having never used the data base system prior, I was able to define my skills in IST data-based collections with access to the vast collection of photographs, under guidance I was allowed to use not only critical and analytical thinking, but to become creative in my assigned projects. The Broome Historical Society is a small organization which has been run by volunteers. It has been well planned and the people in charge have a deep understanding of all aspects or running a museum."