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Research Internships

Research internships are an excellent opportunity to apply your research skills and theory in a practical manner and expand your networks and employability by working on short-term research projects within industry. There are several pathways for research students to undertake an internship, such as those via our industry partners, or enterprises, businesses, and government agencies.

Internship benefits include:

  • Applying your research skills and theory in a practical manner
  • Boosting your employability
  • Expanding your networks
  • Contributing to industry; and
  • Receiving financial support.

Whilst research master’s students are not eligible for the support funds, they are encouraged to undertake an internship opportunity.  Research master’s students who transfer to a doctoral degree and have met the research internship criterion may be approved to access the support funds.

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APR Intern

Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern) is Australia’s only national PhD internship program spanning all sectors and disciplines.

PhD students can apply for internships with industry partners, for between 3-6 months duration.


iPREP is an industry and PhD Research Engagement Program that provides PhD students the opportunity to gain industry experience while using skills gained in their PhD to solve an industry problem. The program provides you with new opportunities to network, build professional networks and enhance employability skills.

3 month placements available for Curtin students.

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