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 are also welcome to enquire through ;science.internships@anu.edu.au as to whether projects can be incorporated into their PhD program. To be eligible for an internship, students 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

Available placements

Host organisation approved by the College

Winter/Semester 2 2019 internships are now closed

External opportunities

This section advertises external internship opportunities that students may wish to consider. 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 a student negotiates a self-sourced internship, the student may contact the Science Internship Office (Science.Internships@anu.edu.au) and enquire about credit; contact should be made as soon as possible so that the internship requirements may be assessed and enrolment in the internship course (eg SCNC 3000) arranged for credit. Please include the following 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, 2019.

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.

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Career stories

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Global learning

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