Our Summer Industry Experience internship program is open to mathematics, statistics and physics students, and host organisations.

The annual program offers students the chance to intern with one of our industry partners, where they will experience industrial work in an authentic workplace situation. It is now in its fifth year.

Host organisations can, in turn, tap in to our young talent pool, and collaborate with interns as they contribute to company projects.

The program usually runs for six to eight weeks over December and January.

How to apply


You may be required to undergo an interview with an industry partner in October or November.

If successful, in most cases your internship will start in December on a date negotiated with the host organisation and finish in January or February.

You will receive a scholarship.

Applications for the 2018-19 program are not yet open.

To discuss the program, contact contact Dr Thomas Taimre or visit him in person on Mondays from 1pm-2pm in room 451 of the Priestley Building (Building 67).

Industry partners

To find out how you can be involved in future programs, download our information sheet here. (PDF 105KB)

To confirm your interest, email us a short project description, including any desirable/required skills for the internship.

Defining experience

We host regular industry experience events to bring together students, staff and industry partners.

The events feature feedback presentations from former interns to illustrate how their knowledge gained at UQ shapes up when they're exposed to authentic workplace situations. The events also highlight details of upcoming programs.

At a recent event, former interns shared what they gained from placements in a number of organisations, including QIC, the McKinnon Group, Flight Centre Travel Group and SilverRail Technologies. All agreed that their experiences were "defining".

Attendees also acknowledged the efforts of partners including Polymathian, Biarri and the Stimulation Group who, as early participants in the program, led the way for our mathematics interns.

Our partners

Read more about our industry partners.