Be the first to know about all the internships on offer with UNSW Science. Getting hands-on industry work experience gives you insights beyond the lab and lectures. It also enhances your CV and may earn you credit towards your degree.

T2 2020 Opportunities

The Maker Games is an award-winning rapid prototyping competition* led by UNSW Engineering that provides access to industry experts and professional skills training to participating students.

The Maker Games 2020 is looking for Advanced Maths, Data Science, BABS, BEES and Materials Science students to join a variety of team challenges and compete for prizes. 

Multidisciplinary student teams tackle exciting real-world problems submitted by industry partners. Students work in teams to develop a solution and receive training throughout the experience, with professional skills and entrepreneurial workshops delivered by UNSW and industry professionals as part of the program. Students are mentored by industry engineers and UNSW academics as they design, build, test, and present their working prototype or solution at the end of the program.

The program runs over Terms 2 and 3; science students undertake this experience as a co-curricular activity. 

Click HERE for more information on the program and check out past winners! 

To register for the program and join a Challenge, click HERE.

Challenges recommended for science students are: 

Please direct further questions to challeng@unsw.edu.au

*The Maker Games won the AFR Higher Education Award for Industry Engagement in 2018.

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Summer 2020/2021 Opportunities

Gain valuable industry experience in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

UNSW Science is working with The Global Student to provide you with an eight-week science work placement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your professional skills, expand your professional network and gain industry insights over the summer holidays.

Work Placements are available for students in the fields of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biomolecular, Medical, Biological and Environmental Sciences. 

$3000 scholarships available for domestic students.

Summer 2019-2020 Opportunities

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. 

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 the Science Industry team

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).  

T3 2019 Opportunities

Suitable for: Medical Science students (3991 program)
Internship length: Part-tie, 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, visit EML.  Students 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 the Science Industry team.  

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 about this opportunity, consult the Taronga Conservation Society Australia Factsheet.

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

Lauren Cole | University Course Coordinator
T: 02 9932 4282
E: lcole@zoo.nsw.gov.au