ZEE Lab Internship Program

Want a career at the forefront of the energy transition?

The Zero Emission Energy Laboratory – ZEE Lab for short – is a new initiative coordinated by the Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) that connects research and industry to codevelop solutions and innovations for a clean energy transition.

Central to the ZEE Lab strategy is the development of a cohort of outstanding interns who will work directly with industry partners on specific projects related to clean energy and transport technologies. The ZEE Lab Internship Program offers talented graduate students paid placements with industry hosts, with the aim of creating new technologies, establishing clean tech jobs, supporting clean energy and transport start-ups, and offering training and employment opportunities in the energy sector.

Internships are 12-week full-time paid placements compensated at Research Assistant Grade 1.1 (full-time equivalent to a salary of $68,742 p.a.).

Intern eligibility criteria

Prospective interns must have at least a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Economics, or Finance. Preference will be given to University of Melbourne students undertaking a master’s or PhD, with the prior permission of their supervisor.

Both metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victorian opportunities will be available. For regional placements, accommodation support may be available.


Applications are now closed for the latest round of the ZEE Lab Internship Program. Direct any queries to mei-info@unimelb.edu.au, or subscribe to the MEI newsletter to receive updates.

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