Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP), Summer Industry Experience Project. This page is intended for students wishing to take part in the summer industry experience, either for credit (via SCIE3255) or not for credit. The program is organized by Murray Kane, Yoni Nazarathy, Tom Stace and Thomas Taimre. If you wish to participate for credit, consider the for credit section below. Industry partners - see industry engagement page.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply. An application consists of an e-mail with an attached CV, an attached grade transcript and one or more attached cover letters (one per company/organization which you are targetting). Follow these steps:
All applications are then sent out to the respective companies/organizations. The companies then shortlist applicants for phone/upfront interviews during October 2017 with a closing date of October 20, 2017. Successful applicants may then accept internship offers by November 3, 2017. At that point, sign-on to SCIE3255 is also possible, where applicable.
If you are accepted to an internship, you may opt to take the internship for credit by signing on to SCIE3255 for Summer Semester 2017. To do so, contact Yoni Nazarathy to request to signup for SCIE3255 (only after being offered an internship). At that point, the internship project will be further reviewed by academic staff to ensure that it aligns with the learning outcomes of SCIE3255 and if approved you may sign on to the course.
Q: Can I participate as an intern if I am a Bachelor/Honours/Masters/PhD student? A: The program is open to Bachelor, Honours and Masters students but not to PhD students this year.
Q: I am about to graduate on November/December. Can I still participate? A: In general no. An exception is if you are a Bachelor student starting another program of study in the school (e.g. Honours or Masters) in the immeidate following year.
Q: Can I do the internship for credit if I am a ______?
Q: Is it possible to undertake aditional academic study during the summer semester? A: It is not advisable, but it is technically possible. For example - if the dates allow for it, you wish to attend the AMSI Summer School.
Q: Is the course SCIE3255 (this internship project) compatible with other internship courses such as research internships at UQ? A: Yes - your degree may include this internship together with other types - but for the summer duration during which you do the internship, it is not possible to do both.
Q: How much do I get paid? A: You will be paid an Honoriarium of $360 per week for each week of internship activity, but note that the payment that you receive will not be provided on a weekly or fortnightly basis: you will receive a block payment at the end of the 2017 period of the internship, and another at the end of the 2018 period of the internship.
Q: If I am doing it not for credit, in addition to working with the industry partner, what does UQ require from me? A: You are required to partcipate in an event taking place during the first weeks of Semester 1. You may be asked to prepare a talk for this event.
Q: If I am doing it for credit, what does UQ require from me? A: See the for credit section above.