The Faculty of Science at UNSW offers undergraduate students studying Science with the opportunity to do a WIL placement course SCIF3199 Science Work Placement. The SCIF3199 internship involves a work placement of a minimum of 105 hours (three weeks full-time or spread out part-time across a term) in a single organisation, working as an intern while gaining experience of the science and technology-related work conducted in that organisation.
By doing this WIL course, students receive credit for their placement experience. In addition to gaining knowledge of their discipline in a professional context, students also practice in professional and transferable skills.
Previous SCIF3199 students have interned with IT companies, start-ups, large biomedical and biotechnology companies, as well as with Government Departments and Institutions (such as the Australian Museum and the Botanic Gardens). Students have also taken the opportunity to go overseas to complete their placement.
Learn more about the Science WIL course and current opportunities by clicking here.