The industry cost of engaging a PhD student intern starts at $20,000 for a 3-month internship.
This includes a monthly student stipend, an Academic Mentor fee and APR.Intern project management fees.
4-month internship – $23,000
5-month internship – $26,000
6-month internship – $29,000
* All prices exclude GST
APR.Intern also facilitates internships for businesses with existing university partners.
If a business brings a university partner and student to APR.Intern, or if a university brings an Industry Partner and student to APR.Intern, these ‘custom’ internships will attract a $5,000 discount off the Industry Partner costs.
This lowers the industry cost of a 3-month project to $15,000.
Businesses in the following sectors may be eligible for internship subsidies through our program partners:
These lower the cost of an internship by up to 60%.
Women in STEM
A new $7,500 Australian Government Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship (WiSE) Subsidy is now available to businesses that engage female postgraduate research interns studying within STEM research fields. This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $12,500.
Eligible Defence businesses in VIC and WA can access a $10,000 subsidy through our partnerships with the VIC Defence Science Institute (DSI) and the WA Defence Science Centre (DSC). This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $10,000.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies
A new $7,500 FLEET Subsidy is now available to businesses that engage a postgraduate research student studying within the FLEET centre. This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $12,500.
NSW Space Research Network
Australian businesses with a space related project can access a $12,000 subsidy through our partnership with the NSW Space Research Network when they appoint a PhD student from an NSW University. This brings down the cost of a 3-month full-time internship to $8,000.