Careers & opportunities

Information on internship programs and other learning experiences for our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.


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.

Intern Jessica Cregan at The Canberra Hospital

Science internship program

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

Learn more about internships

Research intern Matthew Teh working as a radiocarbon scientist fashion in the AORI sample preparation lab

Host a science intern

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

Discover the benefits to your organisation

Intern stories

Molly Folkard amongst ferns at the Botanic Gardens.

Waste not, want not: Solving Australia's food waste problem

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.

Sherbaz Hashmi

How an internship can jump-start your start-up

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

How did you spend your summer?

Matthew Teh spent his summer as a research intern at the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute with the University of Tokyo.

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.

Career stories and support

ANU alumnus, Lee Constable, smiles through test tubes

Career stories

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

A student writing in a notebook with a woman helping

Careers Centre

Discover the support available to help you nail that interview, find a job and plan your career.