MEI Internships

MEI Internship Program

Love doing research? Want a career at the forefront of the energy transition? Why not do both?

MEI is offering 10 paid internships for talented people who want to help drive the energy transition. The 12 week MEI Internship Program pairs interns with leading researchers and industry working on exciting projects.

During your internship, you can then decide if you want to continue on to a PhD. At the very least, you'll have 12 weeks paid work experience.

To be eligible, prospective interns must qualify as domestic students and already reside in Australia. Whilst interns will not be expected to complete an application for PhD study prior to commencement, the interest in PhD study will be evaluated during intern selection.

Internships will commence between 1st December 2020 and 1st March 2021, with the formal start date to be determined between the lead supervisor and intern. The internship will be for 12 weeks full time as a Research Assistant, Grade 1.1.

How to apply

Applicants must apply to MEI via email with the subject 'Application for the MEI Internship Program'. Prospective interns must submit a cover letter that:

  • identifies at most 3 of the listed projects, ranked from highest to lowest preference;
  • explains why these projects are of interest; and
  • explains why potential PhD study after the internship is of interest.

This letter must be accompanied by a CV and copies of all Bachelors and/or Masters transcripts, supplied as one .pdf document.

Applications open on Friday 31 July and close on Friday 25 September.

MEI Internship Projects

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