Internships and student industry projects

Host a student within your organisation, to assist with a specific project or to preview potential future graduate employees


Our 10–15 week internship program (350 hours) allows companies to employ high-achieving Masters students on short-term contracts to assist with specific projects or assist with general workload. The student will work at your premises as if they were regular employee and you, or your staff, will supervise their daily workload. It is an opportunity for students to apply their technical knowledge to a workplace environment and to practise skills such as teamwork and project management in a workplace.

A guide for industry partners is available on Melbourne School of Engineering website:

Internships: industry guide

Our guide for students:

Internships: student guide

Student industry projects

Student Industry Projects are unpaid projects undertaken by Masters students in their final year, in collaboration with an industry supervisor and an academic supervisor at the University. Organisations can work with an individual student or a small group, for either one or two academic semesters, depending on the project.

Masters students undertake a technical project of relevance to your organisation for 11 weeks at 2.5 days per week in Semester 1 (March to May) or Semester 2 (August to October). Students can also take the project on a full-time basis, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks over the December–February summer break or a combination of full time for four weeks in July, plus some part-time in August–September.


Assoc Prof Leigh Johnston

Phone +61 3 8344 1940

A guide for industry partners is available on Melbourne School of Engineering website:

Student industry projects: industry guide