Skip to main content
Skip sub navigation


Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern) is a national program connecting higher degree by research students with industry, through short-term research placements empowering students to thrive in a practical research environment.

Deakin University has partnered with APR.Intern, a not-for-profit program that pairs PhD and Master by Research students with industry to undertake 3-5 month research internships. Students are encouraged to find an internship opportunity and/or to submit a general application outlining their skills and interests.

Students who have identified and consolidated a research project with an external business or organisation may also choose to engage in the APR.Intern program taking advantage of the additional benefits the program can offer. The Graduate Research Academy (GRA) can provide guidance and assistance with support from APR.Intern business development managers to scope out the project plan and facilitate the contractual agreement between the student and external organisation/business.

Contact a GRA staff member for support or further information.

Deakin University student success stories

Martina Di Venere:
Biomedical R&D - Haemograph
Veelasha Moonsamy:
Mobile data security - NBN Co.
Mojtaba Izadi:
Manufacturing - Varley Group
Indivarie Ubhayaratne:
Safe swimming -  EPA

Eligibility and rules

Eligibility criteria and rules for APR intern internships are the same as career pathway placement eligibility and rules. Please see placements to learn about the requirements or visit APR.Intern student information.

How to apply

APR.Intern advertise available internships online for students to apply directly. Selection is via a competitive process and applications are open to students nationally. Domestic and International PhD and Master by Research students are encouraged to apply.

Further support is available from the Graduate Research Academy.

View internships

Before you apply

DeakinTALENT is dedicated to advising Deakin students and alumni about exploring career opportunities, such as placements. Browse their CV and cover letter resources or contact an advisor to receive one-on-one coaching.

Visit DeakinTALENT

Want to speak to someone about your placement options?

The GRA have dedicated staff who would be delighted to meet with you and your supervisor to discuss options available to you.

Email us
Last updated:
Page custodian: Deakin Research