Multiple Cities


Marine and Freshwater Research

Conduct comprehensive marine and freshwater research of wild fisheries at a large aquatic center or gain experience working in a lab environment. Assist with research in aquaculture, oceanography and catchment ecology including research to better understand the effects that modern technology and/or natural occurrences have on the environment and sensitive ecosystems. Past placements include: SARDI Aquatics, Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Mental Health Research

Intern at a university research institute or a psychology practice in Australia. Assist with projects that focus on the causes of psychotic disorders, dementia's or head injuries or gain clinical research experience within an academic department. Work across a range of laboratory conditions, including molecular cell work, animal work and studies of social interaction and assist with research design and reporting. Past placements include: University of Newcastle

Whale Research (Seasonal)

During the whale migration period, interns spend time in both the field to collect biopsy samples and in the lab to isolate and database the songs of humpback whales, cumulating in writing a literature review of the findings. Other opportunities exist in population measurements and behavioural responses of the whales.