APR Internship Opportunities

Applications open
Payment per year
Students are eligible to receive a stipend of approximately $3000 per month
3-5 Months
Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern is Australia’s only all sector—all discipline national postgraduate internship program.

APR.Intern facilitates short-term 3-5 month research HDR internships across all study disciplines and business sectors, including private sector, government, and not-for-profit organisations.  Internships are available in all states including major cities, as well as regional and rural areas. There are hundreds of research internships available each year.

APR.Intern offers an additional path for industry to encourage development and innovation through research projects, giving postgraduate students the opportunity to apply their research expertise to projects while gaining invaluable industry experience.

APR.Intern also supports industry-based training of PhD research students in all Australian universities, with the goal of increasing employability and broadening business and university engagement.

Available Internships

For available internships please visit the APR.Intern website. Please note that the earliest date APR internships can currently commence is March 2021. 

The Benefits

Apply Your Research: Turn your PhD theory into practice on an industry problem

Build Your Career: Build your industry networks and enhance your experience

Up Your Employability: Develop additional workplace skills to complement research expertise

Get Paid: Earn a stipend for the duration of the internship


Eligibility requirements can differ, however all of the following criteria must be met by all participating students:

  • Be a PhD student currently enrolled at an Australian university
  • PhD candidature must be confirmed
  • Must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an international student with the appropriate student visa
  • Applicants must have the written approval of their Principal Supervisor to apply and be assessed as eligible by the Adelaide Graduate Centre 

How to Apply

For details on the program and application requirements, please visit the APR.Intern website or email APR.Intern for more information.

For further assistance, please also contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre