Develop your research skills with the School of Health Sciences research projects that are open to students from all disciplines. This prestigious program offers practical experience and insight into cutting-edge health sciences research.
As part of this program, you will work with a mentor from the School of Health Sciences to complete a research project. The internships last 30 days and at the completion of the program you will participate in a poster presentation where you will present your research project.
In addition to the skills and experience gained, you will receive a tax-free scholarship of $1,800.
Most students complete the internship full-time over a six-week period during the break between semesters from December 2019 to February 2020.
Split periods or part-time employment may be negotiated with the mentor.
The projects available for 2019/2020 are described in the Research Internship Project Booklet below.
Benefits of the program
As a successful applicant, you will:
- build valuable skills by completing research activities under the supervision of health sciences researchers and, in some cases, external partners
- develop a deep understanding of a specific research project and area
- form working relationships with researchers in health sciences and external partners.
You’re eligible to apply for the program, if:
- you have completed between 12 and 20 units of undergraduate study in any field
- you hold a distinction average across completed units
- you are available to complete 30 days of research activity over the summer break between the end of Semester 2, 2019 and the start of Semester 1, 2020
- you meet any specific skill requirements listed in the project description.
To apply for the School of Health Sciences research program, follow these steps:
- view the list of projects being offered in the Project Booklet.
- contact the supervisors of your preferred projects to discuss eligibility, and make sure the project requirements and schedule are suitable for you.
- complete the online application form by Friday November 1, 2019.
- download and email a copy of your Swinburne academic transcript to Catherine Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1, 2019.