A number of internship programs with industry partners are available for higher degree by research (HDR) students. Some internships must be directly linked to your thesis topic and are undertaken during candidature; others are more general and can be done during the thesis examination period.

To find out more, please read the descriptions and documents for each program listed below.

APR Intern PhD students can apply for internships with industry partners, for between 3-5 months duration, and receive $3,000 per month.

To view and apply for existing internships visit APR Intern.

View the iLecture of the APR Intern information session for HDR students and supervisors:

Do you already know of an industry partner who could benefit from your research skill set and knowledge in the field?  Enquire about the Block Internship Allocation at Curtin to see if an internship can be tailor made for you.  Email for further information.

Block Internship Documents

BLK01 New Internship Coversheet

BLK02 Principal Supervisor Approval Form

BLK03 Project Plan 20180531

BLK04 Contract Schedule 3party 20180531

BLK05 Terms and Conditions 3party 20180531 [.pdf 131kB]

BLK06 Student Deed Poll 20180531 [.pdf 90kB] (pages 1-3 only)

iPREP iPREP places PhD students into a 6 week industry-based research program in WA

iPREP is an industry and PhD Research Engagement Program that provides PhD students the opportunity to gain industry experience while using skills gained in their PhD to solve an industry problem.  The program provides you with new opportunities to network, build professional networks and enhance employability skills. Some students have gained ongoing employment as a direct result of participating in iPREP.

iPREP Round 1, 2019:  4 March – 12 April

Applications close 28 January 2019.

Apply here:

To find out more, visit iPREP  or contact