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Science communication students at ANU have the opportunity to undertake an internship for course credit, as SCOM3004 for undergraduates, or SCOM6004 for postgraduates.

The aim of the course is to enable students to apply their science communication knowledge, skills and principles within a professional organisation. Students are placed in a government, education, industry or NGO organisation for approximately one day per week for a semester.

Students will experience a real-life science communication workplace and understand how their science communication and professional skills and knowledge can be used there. They will also be able to demonstrate functioning science communication knowledge, both new and existing, and identify areas of further development for their future careers.

For more information, contact:
Internship course convenor
+61 450 105 489

Current opportunities

Many local organisations regularly welcome our interns. These include Geoscience Australia, the Australian Academy of Science, CSIRO, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Phenomics Network, Universities Australia, Science and Technology Australia, Expert Connect, Questagame, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Australian Library and Information Association, Taxonomy Australia.

In addition, we also regularly receive requests for interns for specific projects or events. We typically send these around on the internal CPAS students email list.

You can also email our internships convener Will Grant to find out more about current opportunities.


Past students

Here are some of our past student intern experiences. 

Georgia Lavers, PostAc


Ashy Kinsella, Academy of Science


Trinity Trantino, Mount Stromlo Observatory


Chloe Wong, CSIRO


Brooke Batham, Coral Reef Environment Management Fund


Lamis Kazak, Climate Change Institute


Katelyn Tsipiras, IC Global

Virtual reality

Katelyn Tsipiras immersing herself in virtual reality, courtesy of Data61's Immersive Environments Lab.

Read Katelyn's reflection here: Great communication begins with connection

Laura Twigger, Coral Reef Environment Management Fund