A variety of scholarships and employment opportunities are available to support undergraduate students at WEHI.
Typically undergraduate students undertake a project that is part of the program of a biomedical research laboratory. Students are supervised and mentored by a research scientist, and work alongside other staff and students in the laboratory team.
There are many benefits to undertaking an undergraduate research placement with us:
A variety of opportunities for undergraduate research training exist, depending on a student’s university, course and interests, including:
In general, working hours are arranged between supervisors and students to fit in with the student’s and supervisor’s commitments and any requirements of their placement scheme. Students may undertake research at WEHI full time during when they do not have other coursework commitments, or several hours a week during the semester.
As part of WEHI’s commitment to diversity, students with employment, carer or other commitments can negotiate part-time arrangements for undergraduate placements (in line with any external scheme requirements).
We accept undergraduate students from any local, national or international university. Students would typically have completed one-to-two years of undergraduate study. Some schemes may have specific eligibility requirements.
Our researchers are seeking enthusiastic students with a range of backgrounds and experience. Some undergraduate schemes have a limited number of positions and are subject to competitive selection processes – please check the details of schemes you may be eligible for.
Most undergraduate students have an interest in science, biomedical science, medicine or related disciplines including mathematics, statistics and computer science. Students from non-scientific fields are encouraged to discuss their interest in biomedical research training with prospective supervisors.
International students will need to consider Australian student visa requirements as part of their application. For students with a confirmed laboratory placement, our People and Culture team can assist in visa arrangements.