Available placements

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

APR.Intern (HDR Internships)

APR.Intern is Australia’s only all-sector all-discipline PhD internship program, transforming Australian businesses through short-term 3-5 month university research collaborations. Due to increased demand from APR.Intern’s industry partners, any Domestic PhD student, currently enrolled at an Australian university, may submit an expression of interest for a placement.

Topics

All

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications always open

ANU Wellbeing - Engagement and Success Team - Food Insecurity Project

Food insecurity is known to be an issue impacting on university students with 1 in 7 university students experiencing food insecurity, according to Universities Australia 2017 report. Our team seeks an intern to assist in gathering data on food insecurity of students at ANU in order to properly understand the situation, ensure students have an understanding of the current support available to them and implement appropriate new support mechanisms as required.

Topics

Psychology, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 08 Apr 2020 and close on 21 May 2020

Esri Australia - Use of GIS for Bushfire Project

As the market leader in the nation’s $2.1 billion GIS industry, Esri Australia uses the world’s most advanced mapping and analytics technology to identify opportunities and solve challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to real world projects while receiving mentoring from our experienced experts. You’ll also be in a position to build your skills using the ArcGIS platform and have a front row seat to how GIS technology is making a difference in some of the country’s most important initiatives.

Topics

Environment & sustainability

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 08 Apr 2020 and close on 21 May 2020

Australian Academy of Science - Building a Lindau Alumni Network Project

The Australian Academy of Science manages the participation of outstanding Australian and Australia-based early-career researchers in the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. The Academy is seeking a high-achieving undergraduate or postgraduate student to undertake a stakeholder engagement internship under the guidance of the experienced National Committees section.

Topics

Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 22 Jun 2020 and close on 02 Jul 2020

Evoenergy – Vegetation and Inspection

An exciting opportunity is available for a Geography, Environmental Science, Survey or GIS undergraduate to join Evoenergy’s Vegetation and Inspection team. The successful candidate will required to undertake a study to investigate and report on viable technology and solutions to improve vegetation inspection on Evoenergy’s overhead electrical network.

Topics

Environment & sustainability

Type

External opportunity

Level

Bachelor

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 27 Aug 2020 and close on 06 Sep 2020

2020 Foundations Week at KPMG

Our Foundations Week allows you to explore the endless career possibilities offered at KPMG. The program is a 2-hour insight session designed to provide you with the knowledge to make the right career choices. Foundations Week will be open to students from any degree discipline and is a great opportunity for you to get the chance to find out more about what we do, the different career choices available and how to nail your application to our Graduate and Vacation programs.

Topics

All

Type

External opportunity

Level

Bachelor

Credit

Not for credit

Applications

Applications open on 07 Sep 2020 and close on 25 Sep 2020

APR.Intern - Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Conservation Assessment of Bushfire Affected Species - this is an opportunity to work within the Australian Government and see how conservation science is applied in the regulatory context. The internships available are primarily desk-based research on species affected by the bushfires.

Topics

Biology, Environment & sustainability, Medicine

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 15 Sep 2020 and close on 30 Sep 2020

APR.Intern - Dentroid Technologies

Research and develop a robotic assistive device to revolutionise dentristy - Dentroid Technologies (originally Emudent Technologies) is a Canberra based start-up developing a robotic surgical assistance device for dentists. Dentroid requires the help of a hands-on researcher to assist in developing the next prototype.

Topics

Engineering / IT, Mathematics

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 15 Sep 2020 and close on 07 Oct 2020

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