Monash Food Innovation Project

The Monash Food Innovation Internship is back for Semester 2!

A truly unique opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience and sought after skills working as a consultant with MFI and a New Zealand-based fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) business.

Monash Food Innovation Project

Monash Food Innovation (MFI) are the Australian leaders in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) innovation and have built a methodology for innovation to increase the odds of successful commercialisation for new products. They developed this internship program as a way for students to get valuable industry experience and for companies to have fresh sets of eyes and inquisitive minds to assist with developing new products and breaking into the Australian market.

MFI has been successfully running these internships for four years and have worked with 23 FMCG businesses and 100 students.

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About the MFI Internship

For 2022, MFI has partnered with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to run another exciting New Frontiers Innovation Internship in Semester 2, 2022 with 5 New Zealand-based FMCG companies.

The Faculties of Engineering, Science, MADA, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical Science and the Monash Business School are teaming up and inviting students from related disciplines to apply for this unique cross-discipline internship to earn 6 credit points towards their degree, gain practical experience to enhance their employability AND kickstart their careers by gaining valuable contacts and networks in industry.

Successful applicants will join the MFI team and work with one of the New Zealand-based companies as a part of a multi-disciplinary team on an 10-week project to solve an industry-based challenge that seeks to unlock commercial opportunities in the Australian market. The challenges that the clients are looking to solve will vary from company to company but all of them are looking to innovate and develop new products.

The MFI Internship is a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills for your future career. Places are limited for this enriching and valuable experience. This is an opportunity not to be missed, so don't delay and apply now.

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Some of the fantastic benefits:

  • Opportunity to work with Monash Food Innovation and learn their methodology for innovation – Australia’s leading capability in FMCG innovation
  • A unique experience to enhance your professional development and strengthen your employability
  • Attain industry experience with valuable insights into the ANZ food market
  • This industry-based project forms part of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) internship program^
  • Be eligible for six credit points towards your undergraduate degree upon successful completion
  • Expand your professional network
  • Get a head-start in your career

^This WIL internship is unpaid. Monash does not ask any WIL host to provide payment  to students.

For students completing WIL under the Business Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Once applications close, all applicants will have their eligibility confirmed by the Business School before proceeding to the next stage.

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single degree in business or commerce

BEX 3006/3106

Double degree in business or commerce + engineering

BEX 3006/3106

Double degree in commerce + science

BEX 3006/3106 or SCI3920

 Double degree in business or commerce + industrial design

BEX3006 / BEX3106 or IDN4406

For students completing WIL under the Business Faculty, please check your eligibility here

For students completing WIL under the Science Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Double degree in engineering + science

SCI3920

Double degree in engineering + business or commerce

BEX 3006/3106

For students completing WIL under the Science Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single or double degree in science

SCI3920

Double degree in science + engineering

SCI3920

Double degree in science + commerce

BEX 3006/3106 or SCI3920

Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)

SCI3501

For students completing WIL under the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single degree in biomedical science

BEM2032

Double degree in biomedical science + science

​SCI3920

Double degree in biomedical science + business or commerce

​BEX 3350/3351

For students completing WIL under the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single/double degree industrial design

IDN4406

Double degree in industrial design + business or commerce

IDN4406 or BEX 3006/3106

Double degree in industrial design + engineering

IDN4406

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single/double degree in pharmaceutical science

BPS3062 / BPS3072

Double degree in pharmaceutical + business or commerce

BPS3062 / BPS3072

or BEX3006 / BEX3106

Double degree in pharmaceutical science + science

BPS3062 / BPS3072

or SCI3920

During this unit, you will spend a total of 10 weeks participating in a series of face-to-face workshops and project meetings with MFI and your client, culminating in a final pitch of your ideas to a panel of judges in Week 10.

Credit points and contact hours:

You will receive six (6) credit points upon completion of the 10 weeks. Contact and individual/group hours will be dependent on the requirements for your specific unit. Please refer to your unit guide or Faculty for detailed information.

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