Science student internships

Internship subjects provide an opportunity to excite the next generation in a wide range of professional areas while creating important industry links to the programs and activities held at the University of Melbourne.

About our internships

In addition to developing employability skills and attributes, students improve their knowledge of how science and technology is applied in different organisations, experience a workplace culture first-hand and explore potential career pathways. Internship subjects provide an opportunity to excite the next generation in a wide range of professional areas.

Placements vary in length and can be undertaken locally or internationally. Opportunities are available across all science and technology, horticulture, forestry and environments disciplines.

Parks Victoria staff and University of Melbourne interns
Parks Victoria staff with University of Melbourne interns.
It was a privilege to have the opportunity to celebrate such a great Internship Program the University of Melbourne offers. There is so much potential to significantly increase partnership between University of Melbourne and Parks Victoria, especially given that Science is closely linked with all areas of Parks Victoria's operations. Adam, Parks Victoria

Insurance and agreements

The University's Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance covers liability for the University and any of its students in relation to internships, work placements and industry projects. Host organisations will be asked to sign the University's standard Professional Placement Letter Agreement.  This outlines the terms and conditions, managing confidentiality and the assigning of IP.

Interested in hosting a student in your organisation?

Contact Fiona Simpson, Careers and Industry Consultant, fiona.simpson@unimelb.edu.au or call +61 3 9035 9522.