Summer Down Under: Research Internship
The Summer Down Under Research Internship is a bespoke eight week intensive research training program that provides an opportunity for high performing international students considering a UWA postgraduate degree to:
- Get an “insider look” at UWA’s research specialities
- Meet and work with a potential future supervisor
- Experience the richness of Australian culture.
Program dates: 6 July – 28 August 2020
Under the guidance of a UWA supervisor, successful applicants will participate in a research project, working closely with postdocs and postgraduate students from a research group as a fully-fledged member of the team. You may have the opportunity to contribute to a publication or grant application.
You will also participate in range of curated events and training sessions to help launch your research career, including:
- feature talks by world leading researchers
- training on presentation and library skills
- presentation of your project at a 3MT © style event
- guidance on how to write a research proposal
- inter-cultural social activities
- High performing “research ready” 3rd-4th year undergraduate or Masters students
- English proficiency for non-native speakers (generally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
- Students with an IELTS of 5.5 or 6.0 may be considered on a case-by cases basis if undertaking an options English language program
- Expressed interest in undertaking a UWA higher degree by research program (i.e. MSc, PhD)
- Ability of student or home institution to pay for tuition, airfares, accommodation and living expenses.
For more information, key dates and application instructions, please see the following flier.
Interested students: You may need to contact your university’s international/mobility office in the first instance.
UWA Staff: Project abstract submissions for 2020 are now open. Please contact Jerline Chen, Program Coordinator for more details.
To get a sense of the wide range of activities already undertaken, have a look at the Project Abstracts from 2017 and 2018 in the following documents: