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TERM 3 2019 OPPORTUNITIES

 

     
 EML Internships: Injury Management and Workers Compensation    
     
   
 

Suitable for: Medical Science students (3991 program)

Internship Length: Part-time, 8 Weeks

Start date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

Work Days: Wednesdays and Fridays (7.5 hours per day)

Application Deadline:  5 August 2019

 

EML are injury management and workers compensation specialists who manage workers insurance, personal injury claims and support injured workers to return to work. EML are seeking Medical Science students for an 8-week internship during T3 2019.

Interns will work within the Claims Benefits team, shadowing Case Managers, Injury Management Specialists and Technical Specialists to support injured workers after a workplace injury. Interns will have the opportunity to review claims, liaise with solicitors and medical panels, gain experience in trend analysis and workflow management, and provide recommendations based on their research. The interns will have the opportunity to present this to Senior Manager in the final week of their research.

The internship program commences on Wednesday 18 September 2019. Interns will work for 2 days per week (7.5 hours per day) on Wednesdays and Fridays.   

 

Further details of the program:

  • Interns will attend EML learning workshops, covering topics such as Communications, Presentations, motivational interactions and Clinical Psychology Presentations e.g. IPS: Management of Pre-existing conditions – Psych where Dr Ashwinder Anand will come and present about the overview of Psychology treatments.
  • Working alongside with our Workers’ Compensation team on some of EML’s largest clients including iCare, Comcare – ACT Government, IfNSW and EMLife Insurance supporting injured workers to get back on their feet after a workplace injury
  • A project-focused role with our Claims benefits team, reviewing claims and the complexity of injuries versus resolution timeframes. This particular role will be exposed to solicitors, medical panel, conciliation, trend analysis and workflow management, and involve providing recommendations back to the business. The interns will have the opportunity to present this to Senior Manager in the final week of their research.
  • One on one mentoring with the claims team
  • As the per attached position descriptions, the students will sit closely with Case Managers, Injury Management Specialists and Technical Specialists shadowing and learning skills of the positions.
  • The interns will also have a dedicated ‘Intern Leader’ for any questions they may have
  • A pathway to possible employment opportunities post-graduation

 

Step 1: Apply to EML

For further information, including how to apply, please click HEREStudents should direct questions about the internship to EML:

Long Nguyen | Talent Acquisition Specialist
T:  02 8098 6360
E: L.Nguyen2@eml.com.au 
 

 

Step 2: Apply for SCIF2199

Students who have been offered an internship position with EML can apply to do the experience for SCIF2199 credit. Students applying for SCIF2199 credit must meet the normal eligibility requirements for SCIF2199, and be undertaking a 3991 (Medical Science) program. Questions related to SCIF2199 credit, including eligibility and application process, can be directed to science.industry@unsw.edu.au

 


   
     
 Enrichment Intern – Taronga Conservation Society Australia   
     
 

 

Suitable for: students with a major in Biology or similar

Internship Length: August – November 2019

Number of positions available: 2

 

 

Taronga is looking for a driven and motivated Enrichment Intern who is interested in gaining experience within a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

Enrichment is an animal husbandry principle that seeks to enhance the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. Taronga Zoo Sydney is currently evaluating enrichment given to all species of carnivores to assess its effectiveness. After evaluation, the team will then workshop and implement new forms of enrichment. Enrichment Interns will play a key role in assisting to organise and attend meetings, record minutes, present information collected and work with the Carnivore team on the design and implementation of new enrichment schedule.

For more information click here.

 

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to:

Lauren Cole

University Course Coordinator

E: lcole@zoo.nsw.gov.au

T: 02 9932 4282

  
   

 


SUMMER 19/20 OPPORTUNITIES

 

         
  PROJECT EVEREST INTERNSHIPS      
         
     
 

https://www.projecteverest.ventures/

 

Intern with Project Everest this summer and gain credit towards your degree! With the ever-growing call on science and tech to address the complex social issues of the world, science students are required to expand their thinking beyond the lab and traditional roles. Project Everest brings together teams of multidisciplinary students to solve environmental, health and social problems in disadvantaged communities around the world. Approved opportunities are available in Malawi, India, Fiji and Timor-Leste.

 

Suitable for:  Various science programs and majors. Please see table below for approved programs/majors. 

Internship Length:  Full-time, 4 Weeks

Internship Dates:   5 to 29 of January 2020

 

Step 1: Apply to Project Everest

Students must apply directly to  Project Everest.  Any questions relating to the internship opportunities, projects and application process must also be directed to  Project Everest.

 

Step 2: Apply for SCIF2199

Students who have been offered an internship position in one of the approved Project Everest projects can apply to do the experience for SCIF2199 credit. Students applying for SCIF2199 credit must meet the normal eligibility requirements for SCIF2199, and be undertaking an approved major/program for the internship project they are completing. Questions related to SCIF2199 credit, including eligibility and application process, can be directed to science.industry@unsw.edu.au

 

The following projects and majors/programs are approved for SCIF2199 credit:

 

Project 

Project Snapshot

Country 

Approved Majors/Programs for SCIF2199 credit 

Data Driven Health Consulting

Artificial intelligence and big data driven platform to deliver expert health decisions to sub-Saharan Africa. 

Malawi

All SOMS Majors, Statistics Major, Medical Science Program (3991), Data Science and Decisions Program (3959) 

Female Hygiene and Sanitation 

Producing female hygiene solutions whilst providing education and sustainable livelihood opportunities for women.

Malawi

 All SOMS Majors, Statistics Major, Medical Science Program (3991), Data Science and Decisions Program (3959) 

Hidden Hunger: Nutrition Advice 

Smart Computing Framework to mitigate nutritional deficiencies and end stunted growth in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Malawi

All SOMS Majors, Statistics Major, Medical Science Program (3991), Data Science and Decisions Program (3959) 

Biomass Fuels

Application of biodigesters to utilise agricultural waste in food production.

India

Biotechnology major, Statistics major and Biotechnology program (3053), Data Science and Decisions Program (3959).  

Agriculture Assessment

Agriculture assessments to determine applicability of implementing technology enabled solutions for smallholder farmers.

India

Biology, ecology and statistics majors, Environmental Management program (3965, 3955), Data Science and Decisions Program (3959).  

FarmEd

Technology enabled solutions for smallholder farmers in developing countries that improves farming practices and yields.

Fiji

Timor-Leste

Biology, ecology and statistics majors, Environmental Management program (3965, 3955), Data Science and Decisions Program (3959).  

 

 
     
     
 Primate Observation Intern – Taronga Conservation Society Australia   
     
   

 

Professional Placement 2020
Position title: Primate Observation Intern
Term and dates: November 2019 – March 2020
Number of positions available: 2

Areas of study targeted: Biology, Zoology, behavioural science

Location: Taronga Zoo Sydney. Mosman, NSW

Rate of pay: Unpaid work experience

Required availability: Afternoons and weekends

Must be eligible to enrol in a unit of study requiring a work placement component

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?
Taronga is looking for a driven and motivated Primate Observation Intern who is interested in gaining experience within a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

Taronga Zoo Sydney is currently conducting a long-term monitoring project on the visibility of our chimpanzees and gorillas to assess exhibit use. Primate observation Interns will play a key role in data collection and data analysis as well as attending meetings, recording minutes, presenting information collected and working with the primate team.

Benefits to Intern:

  • Learn and practice animal observation skills
  • Experience in animal behaviour assessment
  • Great opportunity to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse and unique organisation

Duties:

  • Observing chimpanzee and gorilla visibility and exhibit use
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Workshop planning and running
  • Collect and collate information from workshops

Desired skills and experience:

  • Research design
  • Excel
  • Data collection and analysis
  • PowerPoint
    • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to:

Lauren Cole

University Course Coordinator

E: lcole@zoo.nsw.gov.au

T: 02 9932 4282

 

Malaysia Internships - Applications now closed for Summer 19/20. 

Get global work experience and credit towards your degree! 

TERM 1 2020 OPPORTUNITIES
 

 

Gorilla Enrichment Intern – Taronga Conservation Society Australia

   
   
 

Professional Placement 2020
Position title: Gorilla Enrichment Intern
Term and dates: Semester 1, 2020
Number of positions available: 2

Areas of study targeted: Biology, Zoology, behavioural sciences, statistics

Location: Taronga Zoo Sydney. Mosman, NSW

Rate of pay: Unpaid work experience

Required availabilityMust be available multiple days a week, including possibly weekends

Must be eligible to enrol in a unit of study requiring a work placement component

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?
Taronga is looking for a driven and motivated Gorilla Enrichment Intern who is interested in gaining experience within a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

 

Enrichment is an animal husbandry principle that seeks to enhance the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. Taronga Zoo Sydney is currently evaluating enrichment given to gorillas to assess its effectiveness. After evaluation, the team will then workshop and implement new forms of enrichment. Enrichment Interns will play a key role in assisting to organise and attend meetings, record minutes, present information collected and work with the primate team on the design and implementation of new enrichment schedule

Benefits to Intern:

  • Experience in animal behaviour and enrichment assessment
  • Great opportunity to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse and unique organisation

Duties:

  • Assess current gorilla enrichment effectiveness
  • Collect and analyse data
  • Assist with enrichment workshop planning and running
  • Collect and collate information from workshops
  • Implement new forms of enrichment

Desired skills and experience:

  • Research design
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • High level of organization
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to:

Lauren Cole

University Course Coordinator

E: lcole@zoo.nsw.gov.au

T: 02 9932 4282

     
 Animal Welfare Symposium Intern – Taronga Conservation Society Australia   
     
   
 

Professional Placement 2020
Position title
: Animal Welfare Symposium Intern
Term and dates: February 2020 - June 2020
Number of positions available: 1

Areas of study targeted: Animal welfare related fields

Location: Taronga Zoo Sydney. Mosman, NSW

Rate of pay: Unpaid work experience

Must be eligible to enrol in a unit of study requiring a work placement component

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?
Taronga is looking for a driven and motivated Animal Welfare Symposium Intern who is interested in gaining experience within a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

Taronga will be hosting a one-day Animal Welfare Symposium on June 3rd 2020. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together leaders in the field of animal welfare to effect change resulting in improved welfare outcomes for animals. The symposium is designed to be inclusive with a range of stakeholders from industries that may include, zoos, agriculture, animal welfare organisations, tourism, academia, compassionate conservation philosophers and practitioners, and recreational animal use (eg horse racing).

Benefits to Intern:

  • Basic project management and event management skills
  • Networking opportunities with welfare specialists
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary animal welfare issues
  • Great opportunity to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse and unique organisation

Duties:

  • Facilitate in admin tasks such as managing registration of guests and answering enquiries
  • Communicating with external stakeholders
  • Liaising with keynote speakers
  • Finalizing catering requests
  • Developing final program
  • Producing name badges and information package
  • On the day meet and greet with delegates and speakers

Desired skills and experience:

  • High expertise and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • High level of organization
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to:

Lauren Cole

University Course Coordinator

E: lcole@zoo.nsw.gov.au

T: 02 9932 4282

 

TERM 2 2020 OPPORTUNITIES