Get hands on work experience and network with future employers while earning credit towards your degree.
How to apply
Follow these steps to apply for a science internship. The process is slightly different depending on whether the placement is advertised or you find it yourself.
1. Express your interest
Submit an Expression of Interest form (EoI) to confirm your eligibility for the course. To be eligible you must have a Distinction average in your program and have completed a minimum of 72 units by the time of placement. Postgraduate applicants are required to have completed 24 units and have approval from the Program Convener and the Supervisor. For Summer/Semester 1, 2022 advertised projects, EoI's will open 8 September and close on 4 October, 5pm. You can express multiple EoIs, as additional placements may become available up to the closing date. Please note that your new EoI will supersede your previous EoI.
2. Complete your application
After you receive confirmation of your eligibility from the Science Internships Office, complete your application by sending your resume, one-page Statement of Interest and Suitability and/or other requirements listed on the internship project description to firstname.lastname@example.org. For Summer/Semester 1, 2022 advertised projects, these documents will be due 12 October, 5pm.
For advertised internships, applications will be forwarded to the Host Organisation for consideration.
For self-sourced internships, we must confirm the suitability of the project. You will not be eligible for enrolment for a self-sourced internship until you have received formal approval from the Internship Course Convener.
3. Attend the interview
For advertised internships: you may be asked to attend an interview, and we will notify you if you are successful.
For self-sourced internships: we will inform you if your project is approved.
If you are successful or approved for an internship, we will send you the Student Internship Schedule, Student Deed Poll, Student Insurance and Student Application for Enrolment Change forms for completion. Final approval is conditional on you finding an ANU supervisor.
4. Complete documentation
The following forms must be completed before you can begin your placement:
- Student Internship Schedule
- Student Deed Poll
- Student Insurance form
- Student Application for Enrolment Change form
- COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Scan and email the student forms to email@example.com. You must receive approval from both ANU and the Host Organisation before you can enrol in the internship course and commence your internship.
5. Enrolment and induction
Once all signatures and approvals have been received, Science Central will enrol you in the internship course. After enrolment, you may then proceed to commence the internship as outlined in the Internship Schedule. You must attend any Internship Induction sessions as advised by ANU or the Host Organisation. If you are undertaking an internship in Summer/Semester 1, 2022, you must attend an ANU induction session on 22 Nov, 2021, 9am - 11am or 14 Feb, 2022, 9am - 11am.