Work experience program | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Exciton Science Work Experience Program

The Exciton Science work experience program offers summer 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 ARC Centre of Excellence Work Experience Program is a paid position and runs for a 6-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 can 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 this period.

The project must be completed by mid February.

Areas of Exciton Science capabilities available for these projects are:

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

Capstone Mini-Conference

Wednesday 26 February 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm, The University of Melbourne

Participants in the 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 the Capstone Mini-Conference. 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.

All enquiries regarding the work experience program can be made to

Register your attendance here (Registration is open to current 2019/2020 Exciton Science Summer Students only.)