Graham Centre Summer Internships are designed to encourage undergraduate students to increase their interest in research by working on a current research project aligned with the Centre's Research Pathways.
A tax-free payment of $4,000 (or a pro-rata amount, where applicable) is payable in either one or two instalments (as determined by the Centre Director or nominee) and will be based on hours worked during the Internship.
NOTE: Students are only eligible to apply for one Summer Internship in the current round and may only work on one project.
The internship project must be supervised by a Full or Associate Member of the Graham Centre. To identify a suitable project, applicants are encouraged to make contact directly with Centre Members who are engaged in an area of research that is of interest.
Before you apply:
If you need assistance contacting Centre Members or with project identification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will spend up to 200 hours during the Summer session break working on a single project supervised by a Graham Centre Member who holds Full or Associate status. Students must be available for on-site work. The required days/hours and the length of the internship will be negotiated with the individual project supervisors and approved by the Centre Director or nominee prior to commencement.
Project choice will be reviewed for the purpose of ensuring, where possible, that successful applicants are placed on projects that are suited to their research interests.
Suitable projects might include a component of an existing externally-funded research project, or may form part of a Research Centre Fellowship or other internally-funded research project, or may be a body of work that is linked to other research activities currently being undertaken by Centre Members.
Potential projects are included on the Summer Internships Project list. These and other opportunities may be discussed with a Graham Centre Member.
A specific project must be detailed on the application form.
Successful applicants must attend an Information Session at the Graham Centre prior to commencement. This is usually before the end of November.
The internship cannot commence before 15 November in the year awarded, and must not extend beyond the commencement date of Session 1, (end February) the following year.
Students are not permitted to work during the University's official Christmas close-down period nor on weekends or public holidays and must not work more than 200 hours in total.
Successful applicants must submit a Work Plan developed in conjunction with their supervisor by early November. Interns will be required to submit timesheets each month for the hours worked, as well as a report at the end of their internship.
Supervisors must also provide a report at the end of the internship.
By applying, the student agrees to comply with all requirements of the Internship, including an intention to complete the full 200 hours.
To complete the application, you will need information on your project and your supervisor.
Plant Systems – Prof Jim Pratley T: (02) 6933 2862 E: email@example.com
Livestock Systems – Prof Bruce Allworth T: (02) 6933 2608 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grain and Meat Quality – Prof Chris Blanchard T: (02) 6933 2364 E:email@example.com