Meet Rachel BBiomed student and S@W Intern

Let your students know about the University’s on-campus Students@Work internship opportunities – perfect for gaining valuable employability skills and developing an edge in the competitive employment market.

When Rachel Moraes (pictured) began her Bachelor of Biomedicine/Masters of Biomedical Engineering through the Graduate Degree Package (GDP) pathway in 2021 she knew she was in for the experience of her life. But the 18-year-old of Glen Waverley did not expect to find herself working in a paid position for Associate Professor Kathryn Stok’s laboratory a few months in.

The highly sought-after opportunities, offering between 14 and 21 hours of work a week, are offered through the University’s Students@Work Internship Program.

The placements, from April to December, see predominantly undergraduate students embedded into internal teams across the University. Tasks include marketing, finance, website development, events, inventory – all essential for developing additional skills to complement student laboratory experience and studies.

Under the program, Rachel is employed as a biomedical engineering student improvement and project administration intern. She helps arrange servicing contracts for medical equipment and has built an understanding of the structures and procedures in the lab. She has also been involved with video editing, updating inventory records and checking supplies.

“I’ve met incredibly accomplished academics at all different stages in their career and been able to experience a glimpse into biomedical engineering research at a much earlier stage in my degree than I could have hoped for," she says.

2022 Internship Program

An information session about 2022 opportunities will be held from 3pm - 4pm on Wednesday, 15 December 2021 (AEDT).

The session will cover an overview of the program and selection process, as well as tips for making applications stand out. Attendees will hear from one of the 2021 interns and have the chance to ask questions.

Applications for the 2022 internships open on 1 February and close on 13 February.

Information for your students