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

Sports Medicine

Intern with the national umbrella body for sports medicine and science or in a university setting. Assist with the administration of community education programs, conduct research on a variety of topics related to the field, observe trainers in action at sporting events and in clinical settings and other hands-on activities dealing with sports medicine. Past placements include: Sports Medicine Australia and University of Newcastle

Environmental and Life Sciences

Interns can work on a number of research projects, from working in an amphibian laboratory to looking at migratory patterns of shorebirds. Interns will work in lab, field and office environments conducting research. Past placements include: University of Queensland - School of Biological Sciences and the 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.