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A partnership between APR.Intern and the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) will accelerate Defence innovation by providing local businesses with access to specialist research expertise.

Under the agreement, DIN will provide 30 Defence businesses with a $10,000 APR.Intern subsidy to help fill skills gaps and fast-track R&D. The businesses will be matched with PhD students from Australia’s leading universities, and benefit from APR.Intern’s short-term results-driven research placements.

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

These internships will contribute to placements 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 Innovation Network (DIN) Voucher

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20,000

DIN 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 DIN subsidy and rebate
4 month project normally $23,000; $6,500 net cost with DIN subsidy and rebate
5 month project normally $26,000; $8,000 net cost with DIN 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
  • Intern OR business must be NSW-based
  • One DIN Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Business must be a DIN participant OR an SME
  • Project must be for R&D relevant to DIN’s technology themes or to enhance Defence industry outcomes

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

Please note: Due to the sensitivity and security of DIN projects, students must have Australian Citizenship to apply. Students also need to be enrolled in one of the following universities; Macquarie University, The University of Newcastle, The University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong or Western Sydney University. Any applicants not meeting this requirement will automatically be deemed ineligible for the applied project.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Mark Ovens
Business Development Officer (NSW), APR.Intern

0400 764 763
m.ovens@aprintern.org.au

Michaela Murphy
Business Development Officer (NSW), 
APR.Intern

0405 046 360
m.murphy@aprintern.org.au