External Internship Opportunities

We’re down to our last week before we finally get a break! I’m on the fence about how I feel about this, actually. On the one hand, we don’t have to wake up too early and go to uni. I can just stay in my room, in my most comfortable clothes and watch hours upon hours of Netflix. But the break is a lie (okay, this is quite an exaggeration but just go with it) because immediately after it, there are assessments and reports to pass and lectures to catch up on. But a break is a break and I suggest you give yourself maybe a day or two to enjoy some bit of free time, slow things down and do things with not as much urgency as you usually would.


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So now you have a break, why not spend some of that time looking into some opportunities during the summer holidays that you can take advantage of? I’ve already talked about La Trobe’s Summer Internship Program.

But here are a few opportunities with other organisations that might interest some of you!


This is a scientific undergraduate programme managed by Evolve Scientific Recruitment. It gives selected students the opportunity to undertake paid full-time or part-time scientific work. The programme requires you to be in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study and preferably in courses involving:

  • Food Technology and Food Science
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Planning

More information is on their website. Register your interest here.

Globalink Research Internship

Want a bit of a travel? To Canada, maybe?

This program is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from a number of countries like Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, etc. Top ranked applicants will participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of disciplines- science, engineering, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. It goes on from May to September of each year.

For more information, check their website. The list of Canadian universities hosting Globalink interns are also on there.

Future Scientist Program

This program, which is run by Kelly Scientific Resources, is a nationwide scheme designed to streamline and enhance the process of placing science students in internships with local employers within in their sectors and areas. This is a good program because finding and being in the right placement is key to getting a good start in the industry that you want to further your career in and it gives you a great and safe environment to learn and acquire skills that will definitely be useful to have.

Applications should be made to your local Kelly Scientific Resources branch.

Melbourne: 03 8549 7670 or ksrvic@kellyservices.com

More details over on their website.

If you want to go down the recruitment agency pathway, here’s a set of them that could help you out.

As a bonus, here’s a link for graduate opportunities as well because I got you.

I hope you find a good opportunity for yourself! Good luck! Here’s to exciting times and the future!


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