In collaboration with our industry partners, we offer talented students the opportunity to undertake a short-term internship. Offered to undergraduate and postgraduate degree students, these internships are undertaken in part-time and full-time modes.

The UNSW Science Industry Internships are designed to provide students with a genuine experience of Australian industry. Organisations engage our interns to work on projects across a number of areas as diverse as the analyses of big data, improving water efficiency and minerals processing . Students who undertake an internship have the opportunity to apply the scientific skills developed during their degree to real industry problems whilst enhancing their communication, teamwork and leadership abilities.

Internships are hosted by a selection of UNSW Science industry partners. Host organisations periodically visit our campus and provide information on internships as they become available. They are also very active in selecting candidates through a competitive process.

For more information please contact the Science Industry Relations Team:

Want to learn about internship opportunites as they arise? Keep an eye on our regular Science Meets Industry events for students.


Student Profile


Aram Asatryan, Commerce/Science

 "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sirca. I worked on a project aiming to observe how predictable stock beta's have been in the past and ways in which we can improve their prediction.

This was a broad and challenging topic that presented a satisfying challenge. It was also interesting to work inside a firm that is legitimately working with 'Big Data'."


 Image L-R: Chanduni Wijesinghe, Aram Asatryan and David Simmonds, Sirca


Internship Stories


CSIRO will host one new industry placement for 2014

Our long standing industry partner, CSIRO will host one new intern over the 2014 summer period.

The successful candidate is an undergraduate student, studying materials science and engineering. She will undertake her internship at the CSIRO Lucas Heights facilities.



UNSW Science student Samantha Shen recently completed 12 weeks of casual employment at the Weir Materials Science laboratory. The internship has been very beneficial to both Weir and Samantha. 
"Sam's output was diligent, precise and very useful for several of our projects. In addition, Sam has gained substantial industrial experience and  she displays an aptitude for the field of  materials science and we look forward to working  with her again in the future." 
Kevin  F.  Dolman
Manager, Materials Research & Development
Pump Technology Centre, Weir Minerals