General Application – Data Science Specialists


APR.Intern, is Australia’s only all-sector all-discipline PhD internship program, transforming Australian businesses through short-term 3-5 month university research collaborations.

Due to increased demand from APR.Intern’s industry partners, we would like any PhD student, currently enrolled at an Australian university, who studies in the field of Data Analytics, to submit an expression of interest via our website.

APR.Intern will review all CV’s submitted and put forward eligible and relevant candidates to industry partners, with the aim of starting an internship prior to the end of 2019. Our industry partners include corporate organisations from finance and telecommunication as well as Government agencies at a federal and State level. To view APR.Intern’s industry partners, please check our website.

If this sounds of interest to you, please submit an expression of interest via our website and include why you would be interested in completing an internship with APR.Intern.

To view our currently advertised internships, please also check our website under the ‘Available Internships’ tab.


We encourage all PhD students to apply should they meet one or more of the following technical criteria:

  • Experience in statistical/data mining/data science/machine learning tools (e.g. SPSS, SAS)
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structure
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, R)
  • Experience and/or interest working with large data sets
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong written & verbal communication


In section 2 ‘Application of your research to this project’, of the downloadable CV, please note you are not required to complete this section for a general application.

If you would like to find an internship that reflects your PhD thesis and boosts the opportunity for you to engage with industry, please submit an enquiry or general application and one of our Business Developers will be in touch to answer any questions you may have.


The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Application Duration

 3 – 5 Months


Earning potential of $9k-15k over 3-5 months


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