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A partnership between APR.Intern and WA’s Defence Science Centre (DSC) will accelerate Defence innovation by providing local businesses with access to specialist research expertise.

Focused on engaging Defence SMEs, DSC will provide eligible businesses with a $10,000 APR.Intern subsidy. APR.Intern’s short-term PhD student placements enable businesses to connect with Australia’s brightest emerging research talent; an opportunity to fill a skills gap and accelerate projects. For universities, APR.Intern streamlines pathways for PhD students to be industry-literate and career-ready.

When combined with APR.Intern’s Australian Government 50% rebate, the DSC subsidy brings down the cost of a full-time 3-month PhD research placement to just $5,000

These internships will be delivered under the Australian Government’s ‘Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)—National Research Internship Program (NRIP)’.

PROJECT COSTS

Defence Science Centre (DSC) Voucher

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20,000

DSC SUBSIDY: $10,000

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT: $10,000

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $5,000

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $5,000

Project cost includes a $3,000 monthly student scholarship, a one-off $5,500 academic mentor fee and a one-off $5,500 project management fee.

3 month project normally $20,000; $5,000 net cost with DSC subsidy and rebate
4 month project normally $23,000; $6,500 net cost with DSC subsidy and rebate
5 month project normally $26,000; $8,000 net cost with DSC subsidy and rebate

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS

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 3-5 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

INDUSTRY ELIGIBILITY

  • Proposal must have Defence relevance
  • One DSC Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Business must be a DSC participant OR an SME
  • Project subject to DSC review and approval

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tracey McClurg
Business Development Advisor (WA), APR.Intern

 0403 152 412
t.mcclurg@aprintern.org.au