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

Program Overview

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

Eligibility

  • 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.

Questions?

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: