General Application – NSW Domestic PhD Students (looking to undertake internship before September 2020)

Location: NSW

Duration: 3 – 5 months

Please note: Due to funding requirements, students must have Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency to apply. Any applicants not meeting this requirement will automatically be deemed ineligible for this project.

Project Background

Industry demand for PhD-trained research experts in NSW is booming and current PhD students are encouraged to join the APR.Intern database. By submitting a general application, eligible students will be kept on-call and given preference when new projects are developed with industry partners.

Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern) is Australia’s only all-sector all-discipline PhD internship program that works with all universities nationally. The program connects PhD students with industry through short-term research projects, empowering students to thrive in a practical work environment.

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

APR.Intern will review all CVs submitted and put forward eligible and relevant candidates to industry partners, with the aim of starting an internship prior to September 2020. Our industry partners include corporate organisations such as ANZ and Telstra, as well as Government agencies including the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CSIRO. The program also works with up-and-coming SMEs. To view the complete list of industry partners, please visit 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.


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.

Additional Details

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.

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