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Congratulations on completing an industry internship!

Industry demand for PhD and Masters by Research-trained employees is growing and we encourage APR.Intern Alumni to leverage their internship experience.

Below are resources that support industry careers and the delivery of applied research.


The Thesis Whisperer

An internationally recognised blog dedicated to the topic of completing a PhD.

Managed and Edited by ANU’s Director of Researcher Development, A/Prof Inger Mewburn, The Thesis Whisperer provides students with guidance towards candidature completion and research careers.


Report: Advancing Australia’s Knowledge Economy – Who Are The Top PhD Employers?

Industry demand for PhD-trained employees is growing.

Discover Australia’s top 50 PhD employers in this report by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and CSIRO’s Data61.

Publication: A Degree of Certainty – Career Options for Postgraduate Research Students

A publication on career options for postgraduate research students.

Read more for wide-ranging information about the labour market for research students, job search strategies and how to market your skills effectively.


In 2019, we hosted a series of APR.Intern Alumni events to discuss internship experiences, alumni goals and industry-academia career movements. View the recordings below.


Update your resume and LinkedIn with the internship experience. Include any new skills developed during the internship such as communicating in collaborative environments or technical skills.


Connect with your industry supervisor and colleagues on LinkedIn, and stay in touch.


Familiarise yourself with Australia’s top PhD-employers and explore this innovative career alternative.


“I was able to apply my research and writing skills directly to a business environment, which was a hugely rewarding experience,”


Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui, former PhD Intern at Paronella Park

The internship helped me understand industrial demands such as quick decision making, implementation and the importance of R&D,”


MJ Izadi, former PhD Intern now Technology Improvement Engineer at Varley Group

“This research collaboration enabled Siemens [industry partner] and I to gain from each other’s knowledge. For me, the internship had multiple benefits. It was an opportunity to apply theory to a real-world problem with wider industrial importance, and to interact with industry in a professional environment,” 


Furqan Hameed Khan, former PhD Intern at Siemens Australia