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.

Undergraduate Research Internship Projects 2019 - 2020 (PDF 831 KB)

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 ( by November 1, 2019.

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Apply for the School of Health Sciences research project and gain practical experience and insight into cutting-edge health sciences research. Applications must be made by November 1, 2019.

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