Opportunities Unlimited

We are always looking for keen, dedicated people to join us at a variety of levels. There are numerous ways to become part of the Hawkesbury Institute through volunteering, internships, scholarships, collaborative research exchanges, Summer Studentships, Masters and PhD programs.

Ask any of our students about their experience with the Hawkesbury Institute and they will tell you about a richly rewarding studentship, working among the most passionate and expert researchers in their fields.

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Volunteering On Research Projects

Volunteering is a useful way to gain experience and build professional connections.

Find out more about options for volunteering.

Gaining Experience With A Summer Studentship

What will you do over summer? Why not work with us on real-world research projects and gain experience that gets noticed.

Find out more about our Summer Scholarships program and its $3,000 tax-free stipend.

Studying An MPhil Or MRes

Launch your science career by completing a Master Of Philosophy or Masters Of Research.

You'll have access to our fantastic supervisors and our facilities, while you contribute to our ongoing research.

Find out more about studying with us.

Studying For A PhD

Follow your professional interests and study for a doctorate within the incredible facilities of HIE.

There are more than forty students studying for a PhD at HIE, creating a vibrant community of passionate students. We offer significant support for our students in the form of access to facilities and supplies, mentoring opportunities, professional development and much more. 

We suggest that your first step is to discuss your interests and professional directions with one of our scientists - make contact with them directly.

To discuss scholarships for studying at HIE, please talk to one of our academics first and find an area of research that suits your interests.

Applying For A Scholarship

There are scholarship opportunities available throughout the year.

We recommend that you discuss your interests with scientists in a field close to your interests and professional experience.

The main opportunity for gaining a PhD scholarship is via the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) program which is open for application until October each year. There are also mid-year rounds.

Find out more about the APA and other scholarship opportunities at HIE.

Collaborating Through The Research Exchange Program

The Research Exchange Program is designed for established scientists to visit HIE for an extended period of time to collaborate within the Institute.

Find out more about the Research Exchange Program.

Finding A Job With HIE

HIE offers a stimulating and rewarding working environment.

From time to time, we have opportunities in science, professional and technical fields.

Find out about working with us at HIE.

Training And Professional Development Courses

We run a variety of professional development and academic skills courses through out the year. These provides both UWS staff and students, as well as members of the public, opportunities for specialised professional development.

Find out about training and professional development courses.

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