Internships & careers

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.

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

Internships, more than just experience

One of the many unique things about the ANU is its strong connections to business, government and universities alike.

An Earth Science student analyses minerals in the Centre for Advanced Microscopy

Earth sciences internship is a win-win-win situation

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences has launched a pilot internship program which benefits students, industry and the University.

My internship at the British High Commission

Science student, Brody Hannan, shares his experiences at the British High Commission.

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.