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 - 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

CSIRO - Engineering Nitrogen Fixation in Plants

Harnessing the bacterial enzyme nitrogenase for ammonia production in plants has been a longstanding goal of biotechnology. More recently, increasing environmental pollution associated with fertilizer production and usage, as well as food security concerns, have lent urgency to this aspiration. In this project you will work on assembling components of the nitrogenase enzyme complex in plants.

Topics

Biology, Chemistry

Type

External opportunity

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

AIHW - Developing a National Data Set Specification for Dementia

Accurate and consistent recording of health diagnoses is a basic building block for measuring disease prevalence and a prerequisite to using integrated administrative data for population health monitoring. This project will seek to develop a Dementia National Best Practice Data Set, as a foundation for quality, comparable and consistent data collection, analysis and reporting on dementia in Australia.

Topics

Medicine, Population health

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

AIHW - Drivers of Patient Experiences in GP Care

This project will examine how patient characteristics are associated with experiences in GP care, and which of these characteristics are the main drivers of those experiences. AIHW is seeking an intern to undertake data analysis, under supervision, using the Patient Experience Survey 2018-19.

Topics

Medicine, Population health

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

ACT Health - ACT Health Performance Reporting

ACT Health is seeking to innovate its approach to conducting performance reporting and is seeking an intern with experience in business intelligence and data visualisation to contribute to ACT Health’s future approach to performance reporting.

Topics

Engineering / IT, Mathematics, Population health

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

Australian Academy of Science - Preparing a Special Edition Science Policy and Diplomacy Newsletter on the Sustainable Development Goals

An opportunity exists for a high-achieving student from ANU to undertake a stakeholder engagement internship at the Australian Academy of Science under the guidance of the experienced National Committees for Science team. The Academy is seeking an intern in the summer of 2021 to assist in the coordination and collation of content for the SDG issue of Science Policy and Diplomacy.

Topics

All, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

ANU Engagement and Success Team - Sense of Self, Belonging and Support Options in Low-SES University Students at an Elite Institution

This project is an interview-based educational examination of the experience of low-socioeconomic (low-SES), or low-income, students on an elite university campus including their self-perception, barriers and support. There is an opportunity for an intern to support ANU in collaborating with a small research team in analysing and understanding the experiences of these students to better support students from similar backgrounds.

Topics

All, Psychology, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

CSIRO - Solar Powered Enzymes for Ammonia Production

In this project we are developing avenues to pave the way for solar powered enzymatic production of NH3 and H2. Through the project you will gain experience in electroenzymology and materials science as we seek to ‘industry proof’ nitrogenase.

Topics

Chemistry

Type

External opportunity

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

Department of Defence Science and Technology - Industry Experience Placement (IEP) and Graduate Industry Placement (GIP) Programs

The IEP Program offers high-performing undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students the opportunity to satisfy a formal requirement of industry experience within a DST Division for up to 12 months. The GIP Program offers high-performing postgraduate (Masters) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students the opportunity to satisfy their practical placement requirement.

Topics

All

Type

External opportunity

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 02 Oct 2020 and close on 19 Oct 2020

APR.Intern - Edenvale Foods

Functional Health Tonics - Edenvale Foods is currently focused on adding value to blueberries, and would like to use frozen blueberries as a base to develop a range of ‘Edible Wellness’ products. Edenvale Foods is seeking to engage a PhD candidate with expertise in health nutrition who can assist with formulations and assess optimal processes and production conditions.

Topics

Biology, Medicine, Medical research

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 07 Oct 2020 and close on 14 Oct 2020

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