APR.Intern STEM PhD internship program

Are you a current STEM PhD student? Are you keen to turn your research theory into practice and gain industry skills? Do you want to work with major employers like Jetstar, Aurecon, ARUP and Science & Technology Australia? Read ahead to find out more about the APR.Intern internship program!

APR.Intern is a not-for-profit Australian internship program which is all about driving industry and research collaboration. The internship program connects PhD students and their supervisors with industry partners through a 3-5 month focused research project.

Taking part in the program will give you the opportunity to apply your research to an industry challenge, increase your employability and professional skills and the program also offers an extra stipend.

APR.Intern is dedicated to prioritising the placement of women, domestic, regional, Indigenous and disadvantaged PhD students into STEM internships.

There are some great internships available in the following fields:


Software and machine learning

Smart pen whiteboards – Inkerz

Clinical data analytics – Byte IQ

Offline smartphone apps – Hardcat Pty Ltd

Testing price points – Jetstar

Data Architecture – Aurecon

Software Engineering – Aurecon



Social communication – Enviro Frontier

Statistical software – Environmental Monitoring Solutions

Coral propagation – Ultra Coral Australia

Parks and reserves – Parks Victoria


Engineering and consulting

Research investment – ARUP

Suspension systems – Nauti-craft


STEM data

Research and expenditure Р Office of QLD Chief Scientist

STEM associations review – Science Technology Australia



Multiple projects – DST



HIV Treatment Options – Department of Health and Human Services, VIC


Check out this page for more details and hop to it – applications for most internship program projects close in July or August 2018!

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Larissa Fedunik-Hofman

Author: Larissa Fedunik-Hofman

Larissa is the editorial assistant for Careers with STEM and a Chemistry PhD student. Larissa’s goal is to promote public engagement with STEM through inspiring stories.


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