Engagement Opportunities

Graduate Research facilitates opportunities for research engagement between organisations and PhD candidates. Our research engagement opportunities provide mutual benefit through sharing and exchange of knowledge, skills and experience. Organisations benefit from PhD candidates’ advanced research skills and knowledge being applied to bespoke projects, while enhancing their profile and relationship with the university.  While PhD candidates benefit from experiencing current organisational practice, developing professional networks and applying research and professional transferable skills in a non-academic context.

The University invites organisations to provide internships through the APR Internship program - details on this initiative are included below.



Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern is Australia’s only all sector—all discipline PhD internship program, transforming Australian businesses through university research collaborations.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.