Host an intern through the Brazilian Government's scholarship program Science Without Borders (SWB).
The Science Without Borders (SWB) program is a Brazilian government scholarship program that enables Brazilian students to study abroad for one or two semesters each year. The program aims to enhance international education and the international mobility of students by encouraging research, innovation and exchange between Brazil and universities around the world.
Many of these students choose RMIT University as their study destination, and their scholarship program includes an internship or research placement.
RMIT University will host over 170 students in 2016, most of whom will be seeking an internship or research placement.
We are seeking hosts
Students from Brazil participating in the Science Without Borders scholarship program are willing, capable and dynamic, with sound English skills.
Students’ study discipline areas include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, in years 3 - 4 of their degrees.
Benefits to industry
Your organisation can gain significant benefit from hosting a student from the Science Without Borders (SWB) scholarship program.
- Placements can be unpaid and interns will be insured through RMIT University
- Brazilian students are highly enthusiastic about gaining experience in Australian workplaces and research facilities.
- Students can assist your organisation in the completion of short-term projects or contribute to the daily operations of the business.
- Hosting a Science Without Borders program intern can assist with your understanding of the fast growing Brazilian market and provide a stimulating intercultural and educational experience.
Placements happen between mid-November 2016 to the end January 2017.
The placements range between 6-10 weeks, depending on organisational/project requirements. A dedicated internship supervisor or mentor is required for all host organisations.
Students' disciplines include:
- Automation Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Sciences
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Food Engineering
- Health Sciences
- Industrial Design
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Materials/Manufacturing Engineering
- Math and Earth Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mobility Engineering
- Production Engineering
- Science and Technology
- Telecommunication Engineering
- Telecommunication Systems
To register your interest please complete our online form through CareerHub.
Contact Careers and Employability to find out more about providing a vocational internship placement for a Brazilian student.
Current students should look at the Guide for Brazilian Students in Australia (PDF) recently released by the Embassy of Brazil, Australia.