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Careers & opportunities


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 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.

ANU student doing internship in Canberra hospital

Get hands on work experience and network with future employers while earning credit towards your degree.

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The Science internship program enables you to work with our most talented students on a project relevant to your business.

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Intern stories

A woman in a white shirt standing in front of a creek and trees
  • Student blog

Tanya Javaid is an international student from Pakistan studying a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) at ANU. We asked Tanya to tell us about her recent experience of completing an internship at CSIRO as part of her degree.

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Molly Folkard amongst ferns at the Botanic Gardens.
  • Student profile

As part of an internship at ANU, Molly Folkard has just made an important contribution to Australia’s food waste waste strategy – while still an undergraduate.

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Sherbaz Hashmi
  • Student profile

Sherbaz says his current career trajectory was shaped by an internship experience he completed as part of his science program.

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Careers in science

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. You will graduate with a qualification recognised globally as one of the best in the world. Doors will open for you, in your career or in your further education, as you join our network of respected and successful alumni. See below, the numbers speak for themselves.

ANU grads in top 3 most employable in Australia


86% of our undergraduate students find employment within one year of graduation.

93% of our postgraduate students find employment within one year of graduation.

Data source: The Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2018

Our grads go everywhere


ANU science graduates are finding careers in all kinds of industries. Within 4 months of graduating, 63% of our grads reported being employed in the public sector, 28% in the private sector and 9% in the not-for-profit sector.

Data source: 2018 GOS-Graduate Labour Force Report

Our grads are career-ready


Our science degrees will give you the skills to prepare you for work. 80% per cent of our grads reported they were “very well” or “well” prepared for employment. With these skills, you’ll be ahead of the competition when it comes to finding a job.

Data source: 2018 GOS-Graduate Labour Force Report

Career stories and support


Our grads get the jobs! See where our science alumni are, and how they got there.

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