Work Experience

The MNI is proud to run one of the most comprehensive and diverse science-based work experience programs for secondary school students in Australia. You will have the opportunity to work with a different researcher each day, covering disciplines as broad as engineering, neurology, clinical science, medicine, music, ethics, etc.

Students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a diverse range of neuroscience related research groups. The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute is committed to providing a secondary schools work experience program designed to:

  • contribute to the development of the skills of young people;
  • ease the transition of students into the workplace; and
  • demonstrate the wide variety of interesting careers available within neuroscience research.

Work Experience Program

The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute provides a diverse and fascinating program for Year 9 and 10 students seeking work experience. Students may visit any number of laboratories which could include bionics, neural engineering, disorder-based laboratories (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, etc), imaging facilities, etc. Students will take part in varied activities, including dissections, experiments, and other hands-on activities, but also learn a lot about the scientific process, obtaining grants and science in the 'real-world'.

Application Process

Tuesday 14 February 2017 Please complete the survey monkey application - now closed.
Tuesday 22 February 2017 Applicants advised of outcome of application.