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Exciton Science Work Experience Program

The Exciton Science Work Experience Program offers opportunities for talented and enthusiastic undergraduate students from Chemistry, Engineering or Physics based in Sydney and Melbourne. These projects offer an opportunity to get a taste for real scientific research and to learn new skills.

Open to exceptional and highly motivated undergraduate and honours science students in Sydney and Melbourne, the Exciton Science Work Experience Program is a paid position and runs for a six-week period over the summer break. Participants are paid a stipend. 

This program is NOT available to secondary school students and is only available to undergraduate and honours students studying at an Australian university.

Participants usually choose to start at any time from November, and on agreement with the selected supervisor, the program can be undertaken in short intermittent blocks to suit other commitments over the summer period.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently unable to take applications, please check back as restrictions ease.

Areas of Exciton Science capabilities available for projects are:

Theory and Modelling of Excitons
Spectroscopy & Measurement
Materials and Synthesis
Devices and Prototyping

Capstone Mini-Conferences

Participants in the work experience program will have the opportunity to present their work to other students who have completed the program and students from the undergraduate elective programs at regular Capstone Mini-Conferences. Events will be held in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Participants will also hear from Exciton Science Post-Doctoral Fellows on their journey in academia, how to get the most impact from their CV, and how to prepare themselves to reach their career goals.

The first Capstone Mini-Conference was held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 in Melbourne.  Capstone Mini-Conferences for each summer cohort will be planned for the end of Summer.