APR.Intern is committed to increasing the number of female postgraduate researchers working in STEM industry careers and building entrepreneurial mindsets.
As of February 2023, a new Australian Government Subsidy is available for businesses that engage postgraduate female STEM interns, lowering the up-front cost of an internship and encouraging more women in STEM internships.
In addition to this business incentive, all students that take part in these Government-funded internships will receive entrepreneurial training through a three-day Women in STEM Careers & Entrepreneurship Masterclass.
Do you or your PhD Supervisor have any industry partners that may be interested in engaging a subsidised STEM intern? Please direct them to our Subsidy Information page.
As part of the Women in STEM Government funding, an annual three-day Women in STEM Careers and Entrepreneurship Masterclass will be delivered by APR.Intern’s parent organisation, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). APR.Intern will be part of the delivery, as will other areas of AMSI.
All students that take part in a subsidised women in STEM internship will enjoy free participation in this event.
More information will be released about the first 2023 Masterclass in the coming months – please contact us if you have any questions in the interim.
The Australian Government Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship (WiSE) Subsidy supports APR.Intern’s commitment to increasing the number of women in STEM industry careers and building an entrepreneurial mindset. This Subsidy encourages businesses to engage female STEM postgraduate interns and provide them with industry experience and the confidence to pursue a career in industry, or to partner and with industry in the commercialisation of research.
Eligible businesses will receive a full subsidy amount of $7,500.
No, only the female student is required to be studying in a field of research classified as STEM under the Australian Government Department of Industry’s STEM equity monitor for the business to be eligible for a subsidy. The business can be in any industry sector.
No, the Subsidy is available for any female postgraduate research student studying in a STEM field of research at an Australian university. This includes PhD students, Masters by Research students and other Doctoral students.
Yes, eligible student interns can be from any Australian university, as long as they are female and studying in a field of research classified as STEM under the Australian Government Department of Industry’s STEM equity monitor.
No, there is no limit on international student interns, with both international and domestic female STEM student eligible for this Subsidy.
Yes. Under the Government grant, APR.Intern will aim to place a certain number of internships with female STEM students from regional universities, disadvantaged female STEM students and First Nations female STEM students. APR.Intern will do its best to support these students, and subsidies will be offered at the discretion of APR.Intern to meet these requirements.
As part of the WiSE grant, an annual Women in STEM Careers and Entrepreneurship Masterclass will be delivered by APR.Intern’s parent organisation, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). APR.Intern will be part of the delivery, as will other areas of AMSI.