Information for students

Bryce Robinson

Internship applications for Summer 2019 have now closed.

What is an internship?

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.

What do I do in an internship?

You will complete a project as part of working within a host organisation. The project will be one of relevance to the organisation and will give you the opportunity to network and gain professional skills within an organisation of interest to you, as well as earning credit towards your degree.

How long is an internship?

We offer 6 and 12 unit internships (the equivalent of one or two courses).  You can either work for about 1-2 days a week for a semester (~ 90 hours with the host for a 6 unit internship) or else you can negotiate to study intensively for a few weeks during semester breaks.

Am I eligible for an internship?

  • Domestic and international students may apply
  • You must have maintained a distinction average across all courses
  • Selection may include an interview
  • Additional selection criteria may be set by the host organisation

Do I get paid?

No, as you are getting credit towards your degree these internships are unpaid.

Can I get course credit for my internship?

Yes, subject to the following:

  • The project must be able to count towards your degree.
  • The project is approved by an ANU supervisor and the Internship Course Convenor.
  • You successfully complete the academic requirements of the course.

Are internships guaranteed?

No, the number of internships is limited and they are highly competitive.  But we will make sure we help you in any way we can to find a suitable organisation to intern with.

Can I take more than one internship during my degree?

No, you may only enrol in one Science internship course (SCNC2000/3000/8000) once in your degree.