Bank of Beirut Internship

  • Destination: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dates: 24 June to 19 July 2019
  • Total cost of the program $2,000 (not including flights)
  • Eligible students can receive OS-HELP up to $6,791
  • Preferable student to have a Lebanese background decent

About the Program

An opportunity to intern in the head office of a international bank in Lebanon for a period of 4 weeks and 4 weeks of work related activities back in Sydney. You will visit the Cedars of Lebanon, climb the stairs of Harissa, walk the old steps of Byblos, and have dinners in the old town of Batroun. You can obtain academic credit points for your participation in this program through 200920 Enterprise Internship unit.


  • Students must have completed 160 credit points
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above over your whole academic record to date
  • Applicants must have an interest in and appreciation of Lebanese culture


  • Accommodation will be provided by the Bank of Beirut together with a small allowance for spending

Program Cost

  • The Total cost of the program is $2,000 AUD
  • You will need to pay for:
    • International flights to/from destination - $1500 to $2,000
    • Personal expenses - varies between $200 to $500 (some allowance will be provided)
    • Miscellaneous - $500

How to Apply - Deadline 8 June 2019

STEP 1: Register Your Interest

  • To be considered for this opportunity, you will be required to submit your Expression of Interest (and CV) by 8 June 2019 and answer the following questions:
    1. What is your motivation for participating in the program? (up to 50 words)
    2. What do you hope to achieve from participating in the program? (up to 50 words)
    3. How do you see the program contributing to your career? (up to 50 words)

STEP 2: Apply for Academic Approval

  • Discuss your preferred option with your Academic Course Adviser (ACA) or placement coordinator - visit your School website and see 'Contact'
  • To receive recognition for your overseas experience, it is important that you seek advice from your Academic Course Advisor and apply for academic approval at least 3 months prior to commencement. Find out how to apply for Academic Approval below: 

STEP 3: Apply for OS-HELP

  • You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans of $4,000 or $8,149 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.
  • Note, this program is not eligible to receive the $500 Western Sydney University Travel Grant.

STEP 4: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist

Complete the Online Checklist (opens in a new window) to ensure you have completed the important tasks before heading overseas. This includes applying for a Student Mobility Travel Grant and information about travel insurance.

Not from Western Sydney University?

If you are not a student from Western Sydney University, however would like to participate in this opportunity, this program is offered via Cross Institutional study. Find out more about enrolling at Western Sydney University.

Further Advice

For more details about the project, please contact:

Dr W. Kathy Tannous: