Summer Industry Experience Program

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 engage in an internship with one of our industry partners, where they will experience industrial work in an authentic workplace situation.

Host organisations can, in turn, tap into our pool of talented students and collaborate with them as interns as they contribute to company projects.

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

How to apply


Applications for specific internships will be open to eligible Mathematics, Physics and Statistics students following an Expression of Interest process. Interested students must submit the expression of interest form in order to gain access to the available projects

Projects will be advertised to eligible students from Monday 19 August 2019. Applications (comprising a CV, studies report from SI-net, and a cover letter specific to the company offering the project) open on Monday 19 August 2019  and close on Friday 27 September 2019.

Applications to be lodged through my.UQ (go to ‘Manage my Program – Placements)

Following the application process, interviews with industry partners will take place during October.  If successful, most internships will start in December, on a date negotiated with the host organisation, and finish in January or February 2020.  Successful students will receive a scholarship of $360 per week paid at the end of each 4 week block. Bachelor students may apply to enrol in SCIE3255 over summer semester to gain course credit for the internship.

For enquiries, email

What our interns say

Hear from previous SMP Summer Industry interns and their experiences.

"This internship allowed me to use my Maths degree to solve challenging problems with real-world applications, and I am very excited to continue to do this in my career" - Rosie Harris 2017/18 Summer Industry intern. See more of Rosie's experience. 

"It is safe to say that being involved in a Summer internship was probably the best decision that I have ever made, and it lead to probably the most interesting Summer I have ever had" - Jonathan Geddes 2017/18 Summer Industry intern. See more of Jonathan's experience. 

"You will come out of the experience brighter, more knowledgeable and equipped with skills that no tutorial nor lecture would be able to provide. Take the opportunity and apply; you never know what you can learn and what impact you will have" Thasmika Gokal 2017/18 Summer Industry intern. See more of Thasmika's experience. 

"Immediately at commencement of my internship with CSIRO, I was made to feel part of the team. Their collaborative culture made it easy to resource ideas and correct myself when astray, helping me learn and contribute the best I could" - Sam MacDonald 2017/18 Summer Industry intern. See more of Sam's experience.

Industry partners

To find out how you can be involved in future programs, download our information sheet here. (PDF 145KB)

Submit a project here

Our partners

Read more about our industry partners.