Engage with Masters and PhD students for industry innovation

Students bring a fresh perspective, new skills and innovative approaches to your workplace, while giving you the chance to promote your organisation and profile future graduates. Working with our students can help to:

How it works

Work with soon-to-graduate Master of Philosophy and PhD candidates on a short term, 2-5 month industry project, which you will develop with the student and an academic mentor. Our research students will then work with you to deliver rapid solutions to your business challenges and develop new product ideas.

Working together with our students, you'll be able to:

We provide:

You provide

You can access government rebate and tax incentives to minimise cost. Additionally, any intellectual property remains with the industry partner.

What are the benefits?

The benefits for your industry are numerous, including:

Students benefit from the experience by:

How are students prepared for the workplace?

Our Graduate Research Education and Development framework equips our students with real-world skills and learning outcomes throughout their research journey, helping prepare them for their lives after graduation. To help them prepare for their internships, we offer:

Students are briefed on:

It's important that you, as an industry partner, also provide an induction to the workplace, including supporting students to work in a healthy and safe work environment.

Do students have insurance during internships?

Yes, enrolled students participating in approved internship activities are insured by QUT. Contact our partnership office by emailing hdr.intern@qut.edu.au if you require an insurance certificate of currency.