Be the first to know about all the professional development opportunities on offer for UNSW Science students. This includes science work placements, research internships and co-curricular professional development programs. 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.

You can see previous opportunities HERE

T2 2020 Opportunities

WK5 TUE 30 June 2020 (11am - 3pm)

Meet employers and gain industry insights at UNSW's first Virtual Careers Expo!

At the Expo you will connect with employers at virtual stalls with information on graduate, intern and employment opportunities.

The Expo is open to all students in all years of study! 

What can you expect from the Virtual Expo? 

You will interact directly via live face-to-face video chat with global and domestic employers, attend live webinars and explore potential careers and industries with participating employers and industry partners. You can also chat in groups or one-on-one with a recruiter. 

Find out more and register at

Gain valuable career skills and experience through short term, company-backed virtual internships provided for free through InsideSherpa.

Opportunity type: Co-curricular Program

Ideal for: all science students, particularly those interested in expanding career opportunities into consulting, tech and finance industries, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Deadline: No deadline – get started whenever you like!  


InsideSherpa is an online platform that provides virtual internship programs from a wide range of top companies.

These short programs (which take 5-6 hours to complete) will give you a glimpse into a variety of careers and companies that recruit STEM graduates. You’ll work on tasks that mirror the day-to-day work of employees at the organisation and receive training in a variety of practical professional skills that you can add onto your CV and LinkedIn profile. There’s even a Virtual Work Readiness program that will help you to navigate the work of virtual work.   

If you are:

  • unsure about what career path to follow;
  • interested in exploring a variety of career options; or
  • want to expand your career skillset for the increasingly competitive graduate labour market,

these short virtual internships are a must!

For more information and to register, please visit:

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

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

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Undertake an online real-world project with an industry partner an earn 6 UOC credit! Climate science and data science projects available. 

Do you want to contribute to a real-world project for an industry partner in an interdisciplinary team?

Do you love problem-solving for impact?

If so, join CDEV3000 Interdisciplinary Partner Project – an exciting 6UOC general education/free elective course.


This online course will give you the opportunity to expand your professional network and develop key virtual work skills necessary for the current and post-COVID-19 global workplace. Gain valuable experience in online interdisciplinary teamwork, team-based problem-solving and virtual presentation skills.  

You will work directly with one of the following partners on an authentic project developed by the organisation:

  1. THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMExploring effective climate change outreach for young adults in NSW
  2. GML HERITAGEEconomics of heritage: the contribution of heritage items and areas to the economy
  3. NTT - Using data analytics to assess and measure business performance


The only criteria for this project is that you are an undergraduate who has completed at least 30 units of credit prior to applying.

Apply Now!

Applications close Sunday 17th of May. There are eight student places available for each project.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Further Questions?

Please contact WIL Central: 

Recruiting Medical science and Data Science Students!

Applications due 6 May 2020

This virtual placement, on user-centred design of dementia friendly environmentsis offered by TEDI-London (a design-led engineering higher education provider founded by three university partners – Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW). 


Students will gain a unique learning experience to complement their university studies, expand their professional networks and learn new transferrable professional skills that will help them to stand out in the highly competitive graduate recruitment market. Student will develop their skills in:

  • project management
  • user-centred design & entrepreneurial skills
  • stakeholder management and client work
  • research & evaluation
  • leadership & independent thinking
  • multidisciplinary teamworking 

The placement 

In multidisciplinary teams, create novel, feasible and commercially viable projects in one of three areas:

1) Outdoor Environments: working in partnership with a local community enterprise, create a dementia-friendly outdoor community space. 

2) Residential: working in partnership with a major retailer, create a residential dementia friendly solution, ensuring an intergenerational ‘sky city’ is integrated into the ground level town.

3) AI & Big Data: create a supportive system that would enhance the safety, support or quality of life of people with dementia and their carers within the local area.

Duration, Attendance and Course Credit

The program is conducted online, as a 6-week, part-time, flexible, project-based learning experience, from 1st June-10th July. It is led by TEDI-London and facilitated by academics and industry leads from around the world. TEDI-London is offering this program free-of-charge for UNSW students.

UNSW students studying medical sciences or data science may undertake this opportunity as a SCIF2199 Science work placement, which is a 6 UOC science elective course. Enrolment into SCIF2199 will be in Term 2, 2020. To be eligible for SCIF2199 course credit, student must:

  • have completed a minimum of 48 units of credit;
  • have a credit WAM (65 or above);
  • have space in their program for a science or free elective; and
  • be enrolled in programs 3991 or 3959, or undertaking a major in Anatomy, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology or Physiology. 

Note 1: 3959 data science students may only apply for the AI & Big Data project. Students in the 3991 Medical science program or studying a SOMS major may apply for any project. 

Note 2: Standard course fees will apply for any UNSW student who elects to undertake the program as SCIF2199. As per any normal course, can be deferred via HECS or paid up-front.

Further Details

Please review this Information Pack before applying. 

TEDI London 2020 Information Pack
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Information Pack for the Term 2 2020 Virtual Placement offered by TEDI-London.






Applications are due by 11:59pm Wednesday 6th of May. 

Click here to apply

T3 2020 Opportunities

Coming Soon! 

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.