An ANU science degree will give you the skills that are important in every workplace: an inquiring mind, attention to detail, familiarity with data and technology, as well as an analytical approach to problem solving and innovation.

Internships

An internship is an opportunity for you to work in an organisation on an agreed project for approximately 1–2 days a week for a semester. There may also be opportunities for intensive internships during semester breaks, where you would work 4 or 5 days per week over 3 or 4 weeks.

Internship projects are available at different levels, to undergraduates (SCNC 2000 and SCNC 3000) and postgraduates (SCNC 8000). Current HDR students can email science.internships@anu.edu.au to enquire whether projects can be incorporated into their PhD program. To be eligible for an internship, you must have at least a Distinction average across all subjects.

External opportunities: These internships are not automatically approved for course credit as we do not have a formal agreement with the host organisations. They are considered as self-sourced internships and if they meet the requirements for project content, learning outcomes, safety, etc they can be considered for credit.

If you negotiate a self-sourced internship, email science.internships@anu.edu.au to enquire about credit. Contact us as soon as possible so we can assess the internship requirements, and enrolment in the internship course (eg SCNC 3000) arranged for credit. Include this information in your email: Name of Host organisation; Address of Host organisation; Title of project; Description of project and your duties; Clearances required; Host Supervisor contact details: name, address, email address and phone number; Number of units; Intended session/year of internship eg. Semester 1, 2021.

Available opportunities

Self-sourced Internships

If you negotiate a self-sourced internship with an external organisation, email science.internships@anu.edu.au to enquire about credit.

Topics

All study areas

Type

External opportunity

Level

Bachelor, Master, MPhil, PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications always open

Australian National Internships Program

Experience the heart of Australian policy-making and politics through a research project with the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP). ANIP internships are open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students from all academic disciplines.

Topics

All study areas

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Please visit the host organisation website to find more about application dates and application procedures.

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) - Fieldwork and Desk-based Projects

This is an opportunity to gain fieldwork experience in ecological monitoring, or focus on a variety of desktop-based projects related to ecological data.

Topics

Environment & sustainability

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 15 Jul 2022

AIHW - Review of the Mental Health Services in Australia (MHSiA) Website

An opportunity to work with a major national agency to review the MHSiA website and evaluate the information presented.

Topics

All study areas, Psychology, Science and health policy, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

AIHW - Trends in Maximal Age at Death and Life Expectancy in Australia

An opportunity to work with a major national agency to examine how maximum age at death and life expectancy has changed in Australia over time and the relationship between these measures.

Topics

Population health, Psychology, Science and health policy

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

Australian Science Innovations - Informing Engagement Strategy for the Alumni of Australian Science Olympiads

Work with a leading provider of science programs to strengthen alumni engagement.

Topics

All study areas, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

Fight Food Waste Limited - Scoping a Food Waste Reduction Plan for the Health and Aged Care Sectors

An opportunity to assist in reducing Australia's food waste in hospital and aged care institutions.

Topics

All study areas, Environment & sustainability

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

Innovation ANU - Technology Evaluation and Market Assessment

Understand how science can be valuable outside the lab and assess projects for novelty and commercial merit.

Topics

All study areas, Biology, Engineering / IT, Mathematics, Medical research, Medicine, Physics

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

meriSTEM Science Education - Video Production and Teaching Resource Development

Gain an opportunity to create Science Education content for students across Australia.

Topics

All study areas, Biology, Chemistry, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

Relationships Australia: 20 Years of Neighbour Day - Social Connection Campaign Implementation Research

Help support communities to stay connected throughout challenging circumstances.

Topics

Psychology, Science and health policy, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 24 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

Endangered Heritage - Indigenous Heritage Conservation

Join our team to research and learn about the safe handling documentation and repair of indigenous heritage items and art.

Topics

All study areas

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 25 Mar 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

Safe Work Australia - Protecting Australian Workers from Infectious Diseases and Hazardous Chemicals

Assist an Australian government agency to reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases.

Topics

Chemistry, Science and health policy, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 01 Apr 2022 and close on 13 Apr 2022

APR.Intern - Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist

The Energy Research Project will help inform the Queensland Chief Scientist and senior government policy makers of emerging trends and opportunities in energy generation, distribution and storage, including carbon abatement, renewables and alternative fuel sources, including hydrogen etc.

Topics

Engineering / IT, Mathematics

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 14 Feb 2022 and close on 02 Mar 2022

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