ABOUT THE PROGRAM

APR.Intern is a not-for-profit national program building links between businesses and universities. This partnership with Defence Science Institute (DSI) will provide financial support to businesses servicing the defence sector, delivering a cost effective solution for tackling research challenges.

Businesses can access high-end quantitative and analytical expertise from Australia’s leading universities to benefit the defence industry.

Postgraduate students, along with their university supervisors, come from all disciplines to partner with industry through 4-5 month tightly focused research internships.

  • Develop and innovate for future growth
  • All Intellectual Property remains with the company
  • Payroll, insurance and public liability covered by the University
  • Connect with educational institutions
  • Access to academic supervisor with specialist expert knowledge
  • APR.Intern manages admin necessities with quick turnaround times
  • Bring a new skill set to your business

PROGRAM COSTS

Financial support from the Defence Science Institute in the form of a $10k Voucher

A full time PhD student Supervising expert Facilitation fee

HOW IT WORKS

Cost-effective

  • Access to specialised PhD expertise
  • Used for controlled practice growth
  • Suitable for short-term skill needs
  • Eligible for R&D tax incentive

Rapid Results

  • Short, intensive 4-5 month projects for quick implementation of results
  • Quick turnaround on establishment
  • Responsive to changing business needs and priorities

Hassle Free

  • IP stays with company
  • No employment requirements
  • Pre-approved contract
  • Simple and transparent model
  • Proven and trusted

Eligibility

  • Proposal must have Defence relevance
  • Intern OR business must be Victorian-based
  • One DSI Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Business must be a DSI Participant OR an SME
  • Proposal must be for R&D relevant to DSI’s technology themes or to enhance Defence industry outcomes

FIND OUT MORE

RACHEL GEDDES
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 0433 488 213
r.geddes@aprintern.org.au