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

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 study areas

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

ANU Student Incidents and Support Team - The Importance of Sleep for ANU Students

Sleep insufficiency is often associated with the life of a university student, yet it is well known that inadequate sleep can have a negative impact on physical and mental health and be detrimental to cognitive skills for learning. We would like to gather data on students at ANU in order to properly understand the situation, ensure students have an understanding of the issues, strategies and support options available to them and implement appropriate new programs or support mechanisms as required.

Topics

Biology, Medicine, Population health, Psychology, Science communication

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor, Master

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 08 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

Esri Australia - Positive and Negative Effects of COVID-19 on the Environment

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 – from supporting the Australian bushfire crisis, to helping authorities understand COVID-19. 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

Biology, Environment & sustainability

Type

Approved by the College

Level

Bachelor

Credit

For credit

Applications

Applications open on 08 Oct 2020 and close on 23 Oct 2020

APR.Intern - Allied Finishes

Allied Finishes serves the food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Australia. Their primary focus is on providing flooring solutions in manufacturing facilities that enable food health and WHS compliance. But they want to do more than just help their clients with compliance – they want to improve the floor system offerings so that their solutions help in the ongoing battle against unwanted microbiological activity in food/ beverage and pharmaceutical facilities.

Topics

Biology, Chemistry, Medical research

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 16 Oct 2020 and close on 28 Oct 2020

APR.Intern - EPA Victoria

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is a Victorian government organisation that works to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victoria’s environment and people. EPA works with community, industry and businesses. We are seeking an intern to apply your research skills on a real world problem that will contribute to a greater understanding of what microplastics represent as the greatest environmental concern in Victoria and what mitigation strategies may be available to reduce adverse impacts.

Topics

Engineering / IT, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medical research

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 16 Oct 2020 and close on 21 Oct 2020

APR.Intern - AirborneLogic

AirborneLogic is a cutting edge Agri-technology business. AirborneLogic is researching early signals of water stress and disease (particularly Eutypa) in vines using hyperspectral imaging sensors mounted on drones. The intern will be researching the ability to identify specific reflectance bands indicative of these problems.

Topics

Environment & sustainability

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 03 Nov 2020 and close on 25 Nov 2020

APR.Intern - Better Place Australia

This project aims to complete a review of the Australian academic and non-academic literature on the role and impact of children’s contact services on children and their families.

Topics

Psychology, Science communication

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 03 Nov 2020 and close on 18 Nov 2020

APR.Intern - Conry Tech Development

Develop Advanced Wireless Control System, and Build Optimisation Platform for New HVAC Technology - Expand your knowledge beyond just the theoretical, into the practical world of manufacturing, working to design a control system that will be reliable and robust for global deployment.

Topics

Engineering / IT, Mathematics

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 23 Nov 2020 and close on 16 Dec 2020

APR.Intern - Conry Tech Development

R&D of a Novel Fan Coil Unit with Integrated Particle and Virus Filtration - Contribute towards pro-active steps to make work places free of the transmission of COVID and other related viruses. Work to develop an advanced fan coil unit that will be suitable for high volume, automated production processes, that will ultimately be used globally and will save millions of tons of CO2 each year.

Topics

Engineering / IT, Mathematics

Type

External opportunity

Level

PhD

Credit

To be confirmed upon successful application

Applications

Applications open on 23 Nov 2020 and close on 16 Dec 2020

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