Research internships

Collaborate with our PhD students and academic researchers to create real-world impact. At Monash, we recognise the importance of research and industry collaboration to discovering new opportunities and solving global issues.

Working in partnership with Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern, we place highly skilled PhD students in short-term internship projects owned by industry partners including enterprises, businesses, and government agencies. APR Intern is Australia's only graduate research internship program with internships across all disciplines and sectors. One internship project lasts 3-5 months on average.


  • Champion change and drive innovation in your sector
  • Fill a skills gap with the research expertise of our PhD student and their academic mentor
  • Gain rapid results in a short span of time (3-5 months)
  • Flexible projects (full-time or part-time)
  • All project-related Intellectual Property (IP) remains with you
  • Identify new talent for your organisation

Government rebate

Research internships drive innovation and accelerate industry and research collaborations. As such, the Australian government is offering a rebate to all Australian businesses for internships through APR Intern. Rebates of 50% are available to all small-to-medium and large enterprises and government agencies, in all industry sectors.

An additional rebate will be granted by APR Intern to all industry partners who achieve agreed milestones and reporting, as outlined in the project contract. Please note that this is offered at the discretion of APR Intern.


To participate, industry partners will need to contribute financially. The price includes a monthly $3,000 student stipend, a one-off $5,500 academic mentor fee, and a one-off project management fee to APR Intern.

APR Intern fees

  • 3 month internship
    $10,000 with rebate ($20,000 without)
  • 4 month internship
    $11,500 with rebate ($23,000 without)
  • 5 month internship
    $13,000 with rebate ($26,000 without)

Current students

If you are a current Monash PhD student looking to undertake an internship, please see the internships intranet.


Interested in partnering with us, or want to find out more? Get in touch with us.