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, events and webinars. 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

T3 2021 Opportunities

Where can your science degree take you?  Come along to Careers in Science Week and gain firsthand insight from science alumni, employers and career specialists.

Dates: 18 - 21 October - with multiple sessions running each day

Suitable For: All UNSW Science students

What is Careers in Science Week?

Careers in Science Week is four-day festival co-hosted by the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine and UNSW Employability. While there is a focus on careers in life and health sciences, all science areas are covered – everything from data science to physics and aviation! The festival will provide an open forum for you to raise questions and explore ideas about how to carve a meaningful career with a science degree.  

What can you get Involved in?

Throughout the week, there will be a range of events specific to you and your potential career pathways.

Exploring Careers in Science

  • Keynote speakers share their unique science careers journeys
  • Confused about career options? An alumni panel tackles the question ‘Where can science take you?’
  • Connect with UNSW Science alumni from a variety of majors and industries. Alumni Chats cover the fields of Healthcare, Consulting & Advisory, Science Communication, Research and Development, Finance & Analytics and Aviation
  •  Employers such as Pzifer, Quantium, Evidentli, Nutromics, QANTAS Loyalty and more will share career opportunities in their organisations  
  • Struggling to pick a major? Hear from current students about their journey in selecting their major and how careers link to your major choice

Career Development

  • Get work experience before you graduate! Students and staff share their tips on accessing work integrated learning opportunities  
  • Improve your job-hunting skills with career development seminars on Interviews and Assessment Centres and
  • Access Online Career Development training on Networking and LinkedIn
  • Festival attendees have the chance to be selected for an exclusive session with an external recruitment agency!

Register

You can register your interest here. Once you’ve registered your interest in the festival, you'll be able to access the Moodle page for this event, which provides you with more information on every event throughout the week, along with details of the employers and alumni who will also be in attendance for each session.

Make sure to register for each specific session of your interest, as you will only be able to access the event link for each session after registering.

Questions

For information regarding our Science sessions above, please email renee.york@unsw.edu.au

For questions regarding other sessions in the week, please email employability@unsw.edu.au

A number of course-relevant placement projects are available in Term 3, which have been offered in collaboration with the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students Experience), UNSW Sydney.

Opportunity Type: 

  • CDEV3000 Practice of Work is available to Undergraduate students.
  • CDEV6100 Partnered Work Project is available to Postgraduate students. 
  • Both courses are awarded 6 Units of Credit (UoC).
  • Can be taken as a General Education or Free Elective.

Deadline: Friday July 30th 

The Projects

Project 1:

  • Partner: Purina https://www.purina.com.au/about-us
  • Placement Project Name: ‘Gorilla’ – Developing a recyclable or bio-degradable packaging alternative
  • Project Details: The Purina product range includes many of the most well-known and cat food, dog food and pet care accessory brands found in Australia. Students are to develop a recyclable or biodegradable nylon/plastic alternative and develop a promotional plan to push their solution to internal stakeholders and consumers.

Project 2: 

  • Partner: Nespresso https://www.nespresso.com/au/en/our-choices
  • Placement Project Name: Promoting Nespresso’s “Carbon Neutrality” story to Australian consumers
  • Project Details: Nespresso AU will be carbon neutral by September 2021, however, how do we make this locally relevant and understandable by core Australian consumers? Students are to identify and develop a way for Nespresso’s Carbon Neutral goals to be relevant and understandable locally from a non-technical perspective.

Project 3:

  • Partner: Oxfam https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/economic-inequality/
  • Placement Project Name: "Just transitions" for low-carbon economies
  • Project Details: Oxfam is committed to supporting a just transition that secures the future livelihoods of communities in moving towards low-carbon economies. This project will see students develop a detailed business case that outlines options for a coordinated approach to supporting just transitions, present 2-3 case studies, and provide a costed plan for doing so.

Project 4:

  • Partner: China Fangda Group http://www.fangda.com.au/
  • Placement Project Name: Market Entry Reporting – Singapore/Malaysia/Cambodia
  • Project Details: Provide an in-depth report on the market scenario regarding market size, share, demand, growth, trends, and forecast in the country you choose (Singapore, Malaysia or Cambodia). Based on the report and considering the company's strengths, draft a detailed plan to demonstrate the preparations and strategies for entering the market.

Project 5:

  • Partner: UnionPay http://www.unionpayintl.com/en/
  • Placement Project Name: Australia market entry strategy
  • Project Details: To determine a market entry strategy and ways to reach cooperation with local financial institutions to issue UnionPay credit cards locally on a large scale.

Further Details:

Placement details: These placements are open to students eligible to enrol from the faculty of Science.

Location: Due to the ongoing physical restrictions of COVID-19, the placement will run fully online, with a combination of workshops and teamwork.

Placement Dates: The placements will run in term 3, 2021 – Monday 13 September to Friday, 19 November

Placement Workshops: Online workshops and allocated teamworking time will be scheduled during the following timeframes:

  • Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm AEST
  • Thursdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm AEST

Assessment: In addition to attending the internship placement workshops, students are required to complete assessment tasks as part of the course. These assessment tasks will be mapped to the project deliverables.

Apply Now

How to apply: Please email your application by Friday, 30th July with the following details to wil.central@unsw.edu.au

  • Application for Undergrads to CDEV3000: Here
  • Application for Postgrads to CDEV6100: Here

More Information can be found Here.

Applications are now open for Australia's biggest week in biotech! 

Relevant For: BABS and Life Sciences Students

Deadline: Thursday September 2nd 

Further Information

The Student Scholarship & Volunteer Programme will provide students the opportunity to participate, learn, exchange and engage in the online AusBiotech 2021 programme as well as the in-person programme and functions on Tuesday 26 October held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Recognising, encouraging and upskilling students of all backgrounds from across Australia, aligns with AbbVie’s commitment to serving the community and driving diversity and inclusion.

You can find more information here: https://www.ausbiotechnc.org/

 

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Complimentary student registration to AusBiotech 2021 online.
  • 30 days on-demand access to the AusBiotech 2021 online platform at the conclusion of conference week.
  • Opportunity to volunteer to assist in the delivery of various AusBiotech 2021 in-person functions on Tuesday 26 October, including live programme sessions, registration and help desk, networking functions and sponsor and speaker assistance.

Apply Now

 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • Over 18 years old; A current student enrolled in an Australian university;
  • A current student member of AusBiotech or living in a regional and remote area of Australia or represents our gender and inclusion policy;
  • Please note: We recognise the value of diversity and we are committed to building an inclusive culture where people from all backgrounds feel welcomed and included at AusBiotech 2021. Distribution of student scholarships will be amongst each state of Australia and we encourage students representing gender and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
  • Applications close 2nd September, AusBiotech and AbbVie will review all applications and confirm placements in late September 2021.

More information here https://www.ausbiotechnc.org/student-scholarship

Flexible part-time internship opportunity with both on-site and virtual work

Most relevant For: Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science students

Deadline: Ongoing applications being taken

Opportunity Type: Potential for 6 UOC science or free elective

Overview

Continual G is an innovative company, specialising in a line of dietary supplements containing gamma-glutamylcysteine (GGC), with manufacturing and research in the US and Newcastle NSW. GGC is the immediate precursor to glutathione, which is often referred to as the “master antioxidant” as it is central to our health via the control of cellular oxidative stress.  

Continual G is seeking current 2nd and 3rd year bioscience university students interested in internship experiences, for 3 weeks to longer periods. You can more about Continual G and their work below;

https://au.continualg.com/

This opportunity will enable students to;

  • Complete a site visit and be introduced to key stakeholders and clients 
  • Perform literature research and prepare short summaries on specific topics related to glutathione and its role in disease. Examples of such content are below
      - https://www.glyteine.com/
      - https://www.glutathionereporter.com/
  • Students will have their reviewed content published on the websites as evidence of their contribution.
  • Successful students may also have continuing opportunities for more extended internships and/or future Honours projects.

Questions?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact A/Prof Wallace Bridge wj.bridge@unsw.unsw.edu

Join an online, international cohort of students to develop your leadership skills and tackle some of the world's most pressing problems as outlined in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Opportunity Type: Co-Curricular Program

Relevant For: All UG and PG Science Students

Deadline: 9.00am Thursday 16th September

Overview

U21 will be delivered by Common Purpose, a global not-for-profit organisation that specializes in Cross-Boundary Leadership. Participants will develop ideas together, across borders and time zones, honing skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems.

These real world problems are based off the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, with many being of high relevance to your studies as science students, such as;

  1. Zero hunger
  2. Clean water and sanitation
  3. Affordable and clean energy
  4. Industry, infrastructure and innovation
  5. Sustainable cities and communities
  6. Responsible consumption and production
  7. Climate action
  8. Life below water
  9. Life on land

You can read more about these goals here.

Program Details

  • The three-week program launches on Monday 4 October and runs till Friday 22 October
  • Each week requires a minimum of 3 hours of online learning that you can complete in your own time.
  • In addition during weeks 1 and 2 there are real-time, online reflection workshops, where you will draw on the learning from that week and engage in discussions with other students from across the globe. 

Successful completion of the program and all activities will earn you the Global Citizens micro-credential which you can display on your LinkedIn profile, demonstrating that you have developed the skills to tackle complex global issues and stand up as a leader.

As a result of the program, you will be:  

  • Equipped to take rapid action on the Sustainable Development Goal that you choose 
  • Able to step outwards and collaborate with diverse networks 
  • Ready to challenge preconceptions and better inform other people’s perspectives 
  • Better equipped to operate across hierarchies  
  • Better prepared to live and maintain your values and integrity 
  • Better connected to U21 students around the world

Apply Now

Students should register their interest at http://unsw.aglobal.education/st-application as early as possible before 9.00am Thursday 16th September 2021.

Further Information or Questions?

The Circular Economy Hackathon – Positive Communication for Climate Change is brought to you by UNSW Founders, UNSW Art & Design and International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA).

Ideal For: Open to all UNSW students

Further Information

We are asking participants to reimagine the existing approaches to communicating climate change and thereby promoting positive climate action. Students will be tasked with the below challenge;

"How might we transform the way we communicate issues of climate change to diverse audiences in order to create positive action towards the regeneration of systems on individual, local and global scales?"

The hackathon is a 2.5 day event (15-17 October) and students will work on solutions for climate change, be mentored by experts, learn new techniques, collaborate with other students, pitch your ideas and have the chance to win cash prizes!

Schedule 

  • Friday 15th Oct: 5.30pm - 8.00pm 
  • Saturday 16th Oct: 9.00am - 8.00pm  
  • Sunday 17th Oct:  9.00am - 6.00pm

You'll also have the chance to build new skills. Before the event you'll be given access to the below;

  • On Thursday, 30th September, join our Digital Lean Canvas workshop. Book your spot here
  • On Tuesday, 7th October, we have a networking session. "No team? No problem!" You will get to meet your perfect team mates to rock this hack! It's also a great opportunity to meet people interested in sustainability. 

Apply Now

Registrations for the hackathon are open on Eventbrite.

Summer 2021/2022 Opportunities

Every summer, CSIRO offer around 100 research placement opportunities to high-achieving penultimate (second-last year) undergraduate students across a range of science disciplines.

Students receive a stipend for the duration of the placement. The location of the placement could be at your local CSIRO site, one of 50 locations other across the country or conducted virtually, depending on the project you'll be working on.

The program takes place over the summer break and placements typically take 8-12 weeks. All placements are full-time. Any UNSW Science students interested in applying should contact the designated project supervisor to ensure flexible start/end dates can be arranged to accommodate Term 3 exams and/or the start of Term 1 2022. Students may contact science.industry@unsw.edu.au if they have issues with course clashes.   

Application Deadline: Wednesday August 4th

Website: https://www.csiro.au/en/careers/scholarships-student-opportunities/undergraduate-studentships/undergraduate-vacation-studentships

For further information on projects, eligibility and how to apply, see below. 

Spend six-weeks over Summer 2022 on a virtual internship in Indonesia & gain credit towards your degree!

Relevant For: Environmental science, marine science, biology, ecology, and food science students

Opportunity Type: 12 UOC science elective

Deadline: Applications EXTENDED to Oct 18th 

Further Information

The ACICIS Virtual Agriculture Professional Program (APP) provides students with a unique opportunity to gain professional experience and establish international networks in Indonesia. Further, it will help you to build invaluable workplace skills and diversify your CV!

This six-week, 160 hour virtual program covers the of fields of agriculture, food science, environment and resource management from the unique perspective of Indonesian experts in Agribusiness. Environmental science, marine science, biology, ecology, and food science students are encouraged to apply, with $3000 scholarships available for eligible students.

The Agriculture Professional Practicum program gives students the opportunity to understand cultural, commercial, and governmental factors shaping Indonesia's agriculture industry via virtual fieldtrips, seminars and intensive Indonesian language classes, alongside a supervised professional work placement with an agricultural, agribusiness, or resource management organisation based in Indonesia.

Successful applicants may apply for 12 units of credit as science electives towards their science degree, as cross institutional credit.

For more information on the Practicum Program, please click HERE

Apply Now

To apply for the January-February 2022 program (January 3rd - Feb 11th), submit an online application to ACICIS by: 18 October 2021

Questions?

  • For enquiries regarding the ACICIS program and available mobility grants, please contact the ACICIS team:
  • For enquiries regarding course credit and how the program will impact your degree progression, please contact The Nucleus Student Hub

Ready to apply your Science or Engineering knowledge and find real solutions? Join this Summer Internship program and work in a fast-paced business.

Opportuntiy Type: Potential for SCIF3199 enrolment and 6 UOC free elective or science credit *contact science.industry@unsw.edu.au for more information

Ideal For: Penultimate or Final year Chemistry, Materials Science or Engineering students

Deadline: Monday 30th of August 2021

Overview:

James Hardie is the global leader in the production of high-performance Fibre Cement and Fibre Gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 4,900 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

About the Program:

James Hardie is offering the option of a 3-6 months paid internship program beginning late November, which will give you the opportunity to work alongside industry leading experts, follow latest research and work with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 

During your program you will:

  • Be exposed to the innovation and development of real products and projects putting theory to practice.
  • Have an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team of Engineers and Scientists to support the end-to-end process of the product life cycle from concept design to developing and delivering new test methods, processes and materials to support technology improvement projects
  • Participate in factory trials and implementation to upscale the product to the market. 
  • Receive all necessary support with regular check-ins to review your goals along with structured feedback.
  • Present your findings to the team, putting your leadership, communicative and time management skills to the test.

About the Ideal Candidate:

In this fast-paced and agile environment, James Hardie are looking for smart, real and driven individuals with a high propensity for learning and an inquisitive mindset. 
 
They are seeking individuals who:

  • Are currently in their third year, penultimate or final year of an Engineering or Science Degree
  • Are willing to work cross functionally, share and replicate best-practice and maintain a global and continuous improvement mindset
  • Possess collaborative qualities and strong verbal and written communication skills to maintain internal and external stakeholder engagement. 
  • Presents with analytical and methodical thinking when identifying best solutions for complex problems. 
  • Seeks innovative techniques and thinks outside the box in a rapidly changing environment
  • Is Energetic and passionate about Science or Engineering

NOTE: Any UNSW Science students interested in applying should contact the designated project supervisor - Alicia Tan (Alicia.Tan@jameshardie.com.au) to arrange flexible start/end dates to accommodate Term 3 exams and/or the start of Term 1 2022.

Students may contact science.industry@unsw.edu.au if they have issues with course clashes.   

Apply Now

The following documents will need to be supplied upon your application.

  • Resume
  • Academic Transcript
  • Response to the following question 

“What does innovation mean to you and discuss an example of innovation you admire in your chosen field?”  (Maximum of 500 words)

T1 2022 Opportunities

Get paid work experience as an ambassador for your University and develop your communication and interpersonal skills.

Opportunity Type: Paid and AHEGS accredited student role

Ideal for: Domestic and international undergraduate students. 

Deadline: Sunday 24 October, 2021

Further Information

The UNSW Student Ambassador Program is aimed at current university students who have a passion for UNSW and would like to share their knowledge, enthusiasm and experiences with prospective students, parents and teachers. You'll also promote the University across a range of recruitment activities including school visits, campus tours, careers markets and Open/Info Days.

Ambassadors are provided with extensive and ongoing training in order to prepare them for the role and keep their knowledge up to date. Student Ambassadors develop important communication and interpersonal skills and gain valuable work experience, which will boost their career prospects.

In addition to being paid, this program is also accredited by UNSW Advantage as eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Apply now

For further information on the position description and how to apply, please head to this link: https://www.student.unsw.edu.au/ambassadors

Questions?

For further information please contact Bianca Gaspar:

ChallENG yourself to work on research that changes the world

Opportunity Type: 6 UOC general education credit for eligible science students

Further Information

The UNSW Engineering ChallENG program offers, real-world, project-based learning initiatives for UNSW students! This multidisciplinary educational approach connects students, academics and industry enabling students to develop the essential technical and professional skills so they will thrive in their future career.

VIP extends project-based learning beyond a single semester. It allows time for students to gain a deeper insight into their field of study and is a wonderful opportunity in a safe environment to develop sought-after professional skills. Through VIP, students interact with the academic’s industry partners (potential employers) and receive course credit.

The Projects

There are 30 vertically integrated projects available for you to apply for in 2022! You can explore them here.

Some relevant projects for Science students are below;

Throughout your project, a seniority will also provide you with leadership, management, and mentorship roles that will help prepare you for the workforce. 

Apply Now

The application process for these projects is as below;

  1. Select the project you wish to apply for
  2. Click on the 'Apply Now for 2022' button on your selected project
  3. Following your application, you will be invited by the lead academic of the VIP Project to meet and discuss joining the team. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the project
  4. You will then receive confirmation that you have been accepted into the team
  5. Once accepted you must then enrol into the course for all three terms in 2022
  6. You can join a VIP team for a minimum of one year. The courses run across three consecutive terms: T1, 2 and 3 (2 UoC per Term) for a total of 6 UoC


Note: Most UNSW students can apply to a VIP project in their first year and begin in their second year at UNSW.

More information on eligibility, prerequisites, assessment and more can be found here. 

Questions?

If you have further questions about this opportunity, please contact the ChallENG Program Team below; 

Phone: (+61) 2 9385 5000

Email: challeng@unsw.edu.au

Two fully-funded PhD scholarships are available at UNSW, in the areas of physical oceanography and mathematical methods. 

Application Deadline: Friday 27th August 2021

Start Date: Term 1 2022

Overview

Scholarship 1Australian Research Council PhD scholarship: Understanding lateral ocean transport at small scales

UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a fully funded PhD scholarship and top-up scholarship in the area of ocean dynamics. The scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Proposal DP210102745 “Understanding lateral ocean transport at small scales”, a collaboration between UNSW Sydney, the University of Western Australia, the Australian National University, and the French Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer). The outcomes of this project will contribute to the future NASA-CNES Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite mission, to be launched in 2022.

Scholarship 2 - NSW Defence Innovation Network PhD Scholarship: Kelvin wake fingerprinting for submerged vessels

UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics and the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) have partnered with Naval Group, a world leader in maritime defence, to offer a fully funded PhD scholarship and top-up scholarship to grow local Australian skills and support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) career pathways in Defence. This project has been co-developed by Naval Group engineers and researchers at UNSW Sydney and Macquarie University and will be part of Naval Group’s long-term commitment to Australian defence research.

More information on both projects can be found here.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from domestic PhD candidates who are enrolling on a full-time basis. Applicants must have a Bachelor degree with first class honours, Master of Philosophy or Master of Research, or equivalent. The candidate must be eligible to enrol in an accredited Research Doctorate at UNSW. Applicants for this scholarship will not be considered if they do not meet the minimum UNSW requirements for doctoral candidature. Please first check the requirements for admission, at: https://research.unsw.edu.au/higher-degree-research-programs.

This scholarship is available to Australian citizens only. Successful applicants will be asked to provide a police clearance before commencing the project.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates interested in either project, should first contact Dr Shane Keating at s.keating@unsw.edu.au to discuss their interest and suitability for this project.

Intern with NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust in Term 1 or Term 3 2022 and gain real world experience before you graduate!

Opportunity Type: Science or free elective

Ideal for: Any undergraduate 2nd, 3rd year or postgraduate (coursework) ecology / environmental science students, including international students.

Deadline: 11:45pm, Monday 22nd November

Overview

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a statutory (NSW Government) not-for-profit body established under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, which commenced operating in 2017. The BCT is within the portfolio of the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, and is the primary organisation delivering private land conservation in NSW.

A key project of the BCT is the Ecological Monitoring Module (EMM). The EMM seeks to measure state and change in biodiversity on BCT agreement and control sites across NSW, in order to evaluate conservation outcomes and inform adaptive management. The EMM methodology uses vegetation integrity as a surrogate for biodiversity value and is centred around the Biodiversity Assessment Method.

Internships will involve fieldwork implementing the EMM at a variety of agreement and/or control sites within a particular BCT region (see map below); undertaking plot-based vegetation surveys under the supervision of a BCT ecologist. Each project will also include an independent research component, where interns will collect and analyse data on a complementary biodiversity value (e.g. bird or reptile diversity) at the same set of sites.

Map

Details

Opportunities for internships over the next 12 months occur during the following timeframes:

  • March – May 2022 (Term 1 2022)
  • September – November 2022 (Term 3 2022)

Specific dates are to be negotiated on a student-by-student basis with the relevant BCT regional staff.

The internship is unpaid, though the BCT will cover all costs (e.g. travel and accommodation) associated with undertaking fieldwork in different regions. Students must complete the internship as part of a work-integrated-learning elective course.

Eligibility

  • Internships are available to any undergraduate 2nd, 3rd year or postgraduate (coursework) ecology / environmental science students, including international students. 
  • Prerequisite skills include; undergraduate-level understanding of ecology and ecological field skills; capacity to undertake physical, outdoor activity; basic scientific analysis and writing skills.

If you have any questions about the above eligibility requirements, please contact science.industry@unsw.edu.au

How to Apply

Please submit your application via this online form. You will be asked to submit a brief resume, academic statement and cover letter. The Cover letter should be no more than 1-2 pages and address the following relevant selection criteria.

  • Undergraduate-level understanding of ecology and ecological field skills (as judged by student academic transcript);
  • Capacity to undertake physical, outdoor activity (as judged by Resume and Cover Letter response);
  • Basic scientific analysis and writing skills (as judged by Resume and Cover Letter response); and
  • Motivation for applying and enthusiasm for field ecology and conservation (as judged by Cover Letter response)

The Student Academic and Career Success Team provides lots of resources to help you with job applications

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11:45pm Monday 22nd November

Ongoing Opportunities

These opportunities are available all-year round!

Gain valuable career skills and experience through short term, company-backed virtual internships provided for free through Forage (previously known as 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!  

Overview

Forage 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: https://student.unsw.edu.au/insidesherpa

Gain transferrable professional skills and insights into a variety of graduate roles with these short virtual experiences. 

Opportunity type: Co-curricular Program

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

Deadline: No deadline – get started whenever you're ready and work at your own pace. 

Overview

In partnership with a range of graduate employers, GradAustralia is now offering a series of on-the-job learning modules and hypothetical tasks drawn from real-world examples of what it’s actually like to work in an organisation as a junior employee.

These virtual experiences are ideal for students who are:

  • unsure about what career path to follow;
  • interested in exploring a variety of career options; or
  • want to get a little insight into graduate jobs at companies that recruit science graduates,  

Click here to find out more

Career-Ready Courses

Leverage your electives to gain relevant work experience and professional development skills. 

This 6 UOC science elective gives you the opportunity to gain genuine work experience in a science or technology-related workplaces via an internship program.

These 6 UOC science elective courses are designed for science students interested in a research career. They involve a short theoretical or experimental research project (related to the student's major) that is supervised by a UNSW Science academic staff member. The internship may encompass project planning, literature review, project development, fieldwork, experimental work, statistical analyses and oral and written reporting.

BEES2051 is a specialised work placement course that allows students to work at a partner organisation in an area of Biological, Earth or Environmental science.

This 6 UOC general education or free elective course provides valuable career management training for undergraduate students. It covers:

  • Understanding yourself and developing your employability
  • Researching career opportunities and organisations now and into the future
  • Using career development competencies to create your career
  • Communicating your professional point of difference.

 

This 6 UOC general education or free elective course provides the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams of students on real-life projects supervised by industry partners. Previous industry partners include The Australian Museum, GML Heritage and NTT.

Science communication skills are crucial for all science graduates regardless of their chosen science major. These science or free elective courses are a great opportunity to develop science communication skills or prepare for a career in science communication. 

BEES2680 Introduction to Science Communication

BEES6800 The Science of Science Communication

    

This Real-world Industry Engagement and Employment Skills course is linked with external agencies, industries and businesses who provide projects to teams of students to work on.