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NQBP-TropWATER Internship Bursary

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NQ Bulk Ports

How would you like to join forces with an award winning university and industry partnership for a unique career-enhancing opportunity in marine science and environmental management?

James Cook University’s TropWATER and North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) are offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity JCU students who are interested to pursue a career in marine science or postgraduate research.

Successful students will gain:

  • Invaluable knowledge in field, laboratory, desktop and administrative skills within a research environment with the Seagrass and Coastal Ecology Group in Cairns and the Coastal Catchments and Water Quality Group in Townsville. These placements will take place over three weeks, with timing and location flexible depending on student location.
  • A one-week placement with NQBP in Mackay
  • Experience for a research and management career or a higher degree in marine biological sciences, as well as offering a unique opportunity to see how results of research are applied in management and operations within industry.
Student TypeUndergraduate, Honours or Post-Graduate
Area of StudyMarine Science / Ecology
Total Value$2,000 + 4-week industry-research placement
Duration 1 year
Number of Bursaries available 2
Applications CloseClosed

This opportunity is open for you to apply if you are:

  • Currently enrolled at JCU
  • In your second of third year undergraduate course, an honours or post graduate program;
  • Interested in pursuing a career in marine science or postgraduate research;

The successful applicant will receive:

  • A four-week industry-research placement with JCU and NQBP
  • A bursary of $2,000 to help fund flights/travel during the internship
  • One week accommodation in Mackay will be covered by NQBP during the placement
  • Guidance from JCU and NQBP staff during a research and industry application experience. Dates are flexible but the internship will consist of four weeks generally during the semester two and three breaks between November 2021 and February 2022 and during the first half of 2022.

To apply you need to submit the following documents to by 18th October 2021:

  • Cover letter (maximum one page) describing why you want participate in the program and what skills you can bring to TropWATER and NQBP.
  • Your resume (maximum two pages) including contact details for two academic referees and a copy of your academic transcript.

Students will be selected based on their academic credentials and application letters.

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Applicants will be notified of outcomes by 5 November 2021.