VU Doctoral Internship Program

Victoria University supports a range of industry experiences for graduate researchers, including industry placements.

Doctoral students and supervisors

Our Doctoral Internship Program allows you to engage with industry, apply transferable skills gained as part of your research studies and develop professional competencies. This program is an opportunity to develop professional networks and strengthen future career opportunities.

Planned as part of your doctoral degree, placements are generally 60 days in duration with industry, government or non-government organisations.

Read our key information guide for doctoral students and supervisors (PDF, 364.21 KB)

External partners

Are you a business, not-for-profit or community organisation external to academia that might benefit from hosting a doctoral research student? Do you have a project requiring creative problem solving or higher order thinking skills?

Our program can provide your organization with a focused research expert to collaborate with on your particular project.

Submit your expression of interest

Access diverse talent

Higher degree research students possess high-order thinking skills and technical capabilities with a researcher mindset to solve complex problems and help generate new knowledge.

Hosting a VU doctoral intern is an excellent way to implement a three-month research and development project. Our students cover a wide range of academic disciplines including:

  • arts and humanities 
  • engineering and science
  • health and biomedicine  
  • law and justice
  • sport and exercise  
  • business
  • computers and information technology  
  • education.


Your organisation must:

Read our key information guide for external partners for more information (PDF, 839.61 KB)