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PhD Scholarship

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Monash University PhD Scholarship in Assistive Technology and Disability

The Monash Assistive Technology and Society (MATS) Centre is offering two PhD Scholarships. Candidates who identify as having a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Emerging assistive technologies have the potential to break down many of the barriers that people with disabilities face at school, university, work and in the social sphere.

Our work at the MATS Centre is guided by partnerships with the community to ensure we’re addressing real problems faced by real people and creating a lasting impact.

Join us as a PhD Candidate and help to create a world that is more inclusive and equitable.

The successful candidate will explore an area of research focus within MATS and the Faculty of Information Technology. The precise details of the PhD project are open to negotiation, but it should be designed with the aim of making a positive difference to the life experience of people with disabilities.

The successful candidates will be based in the Faculty of Information Technology of Monash University at the Caulfield or Clayton campuses in Melbourne.

Closing Date:

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Invent Student Internship

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Invent Student Internship (ISI) – Apply Now!

ISI is a partnership between Monash Young MedTech Innovators (MYMI), Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre.

The program is a project-based internship that connects current MIME-funded research projects to high performing undergraduate students from across Monash University who are interested in co-developing a defined technological solution.

Students will have an opportunity to learn and apply the Stanford Biodesign process, including commercialisation, intellectual property, regulatory, and reimbursement strategies. Students will also be able to upskill on technical skills required for their defined research project.

The purpose of ISI is to connect student innovators to projects that exist in the research and development stage and engage them to assist in further R&D, as well as assisting in developing a commercialisation strategy for the project.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded $4,000* and will be required for 8 hours per week working in an assigned laboratory and attendance at approximately 15 upskilling workshops.

The internship runs between Friday 12 July and Monday 18 November.

*internships will be paid as casual salaries and incur standard income tax.

Applications Now Open

  • Applications close Saturday 1 June, 5pm.

Aspire Leadership Program

Monday, April 29th, 2024

Harvard Aspire Leadership Program

The Aspire Institute Leaders program from Harvard is a free, online leadership program offered globally to ‘First in Families’ undergraduate students. They have a target of reaching 1 million First in Families undergraduate students aged 18-29, with a particular focus on students from low-income backgrounds.

The program is comprised of three modules:

Module 1


  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Strengths-based leadership skills assessment.
  • Professional development resources co-created with Harvard Business School for creating a LinkedIn profile, crafting your resume, tips for interviewing, and how to network.
  • Live interactions among a global cohort of peers.

Module 2


  • Immersive Learning
  • Masterclasses led by world-class educators from universities around the world.
  • Asynchronous and synchronous learning with a global cohort of peers and mentors.

Module 3


Aspire Horizons Course

Six session leadership development course designed and delivered by Harvard University faculty:

  • Week One: Understanding Yourself as a Leader
  • Week Two: Importance of Understanding Context and Building Trust
  • Week Three: Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
  • Week Four: Voices of Leaders
  • Week Five: Addressing Community Challenges
  • Week Six: Being in Action in Your Communities Worldwide


  • 18-29 years old
  • from a low-income background
  • first-generation college student or recent graduate but not enrolled in a graduate program
  • intermediate level English

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST (Boston, USA)

Cohort 3 Program Dates: Aug. – Nov., 2024

  • More information:

Policy Futures – Applications Closing Soon!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Policy Futures Graduate Program – Applications are Closing Soon!

Applications for the 2025 Policy Futures Graduate Program are still open and close at 9am on Monday 22 April 2024.

Policy Futures offers a specific career pathway for candidates with a disability.

Information about the Policy Futures Graduate Program and how to apply can be found on the QLD Government website.

  • If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team via email at

Navigate Network and Succeed

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

International Student Careers Summit – Navigate, Network, and Succeed

Are you ready to unlock your potential and excel in the Australian job market?

We’re thrilled to invite you to participate in the International Student Careers Summit, scheduled from April 15 to April 18, 2024.

Tailored specifically for international students, this comprehensive four-day initiative is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and succeed in the Australian job market.

Through interactive workshops, insightful panel discussions, and networking opportunities with industry experts, you will gain valuable insights and resources to kickstart your career journey.

The flagship event of the summit is a hackathon, the Global Impact Challenge – a dynamic half-day filled with ideation, pitching and networking. A great way to develop essential employability skills, entrepreneurial capabilities and meaningful connections.

Event Details

Policy Futures Graduate Program

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Policy Futures Graduate Program – Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open – 2025 Policy Futures Graduate Program

  • Applications for the 2025 Policy Futures Graduate program are now open and close at 9am Monday 22 April 2024.

Our program is open to graduates from all degrees and disciplines who have graduated or will graduate between 31 October 2022 and 31 January 2025.

We will be hosting information sessions for candidates where we will share more information about our program, run through the application process and provide information on each phase of the recruitment process. Further information and session dates are available on Humanitix.

  • We’re recruiting early again this year, so want to make sure no one misses out on applying!
  • Detailed information about our program can be found on our website.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact the team via email at

Kind regards,
The Policy Futures Graduate Team

Raise the Platform Update

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Want to be a Part of an Awesome Radio Program and Share Your Lived Experience of Disability?

Raise the Platform is SYN’s flagship radio program for young people aged 12-25 to advocate for and share their experiences of disability.

Raise the Platform allows for both disabled people and carers of disabled people to meet and network with people who experience similar challenges and offers an excellent opportunity to gain confidence with speaking in public, working as part of a team, develop employability skills as well as have fun.

Some previous topics that have been explored on the show include:

  • Employment
  • Education (both high school and tertiary)
  • Music
  • Disability
  • Driving

About SYN

SYN is an awesome, inclusive Melbourne community radio station based out of RMIT that highly values the voices of all young people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

SYN has programming on a myriad of topics and offers real industry experience to emerging professionals.

Each year SYN supports 300+ volunteers 25 and under to produce radio, TV and online media content that matters to young people.

The next SYN training days will be on the 22nd of June 2024.

For interested students there are full fee-paying scholarships available. To apply go to:

For more information contact:

  • Imi they/it – Executive Producer for Raise the platform –


  • Shaz they/them – Disability Access Coordinator and Raise the platform facilitator (Monday’s 9-5pm)

Winter Internships 2024

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Stepping Into Winter Internships – Apply Now!

Are you a student or recent graduate with disability looking for a paid internship?

Stepping Into is a nation-wide paid internship program that provides university students and recent graduates with disability hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study.

With over 150 paid internships available across a range of disciplines – from Accounting to Law, Engineering to Research, Public Policy to Sciences – there’s a role to suit you.

You can apply if you are a person with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness, are in your final or second-last year of your degree, or a recent graduate and are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or international student who holds full working rights in Australia.

  • Applications close 31st March 2024
  • Contact us at 02 8270 9200 or

Graduate Opportunities for Students

Friday, March 1st, 2024

The Field – 2024/2025 Graduate opportunities for Students

The Field Jobs currently have 2024/2025 graduate programs being advertised, posted by employers actively seeking students with disability, mental ill-health and/or chronic health conditions to apply for their roles.

As an accessible job site specifically focused on disability inclusion, The Field would love for you to consider the opportunities below.


Roles available: Regional Project Delivery Officer and Project Officer Asset Delivery (Graduate Engineers)

  • Required qualifications: Engineering degree (preferably Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, or similar, Bachelor level or above)
  • Locations: Warragamba Dam or Parramatta, NSW
  • Salary: $92,081 – $101,291 base + super
  • Close date: March 3rd, 2024


Roles available: Various roles available across Energy, Industrial, Transport, Buildings, Land Infrastructure, Water, and Advisory

  • Required qualifications: Engineering, Architecture, Project/Construction Management, Science, Economics, Business, Law, Sustainability, Arts, Journalism, Communication, Social Science or related double degree
  • Locations: Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Adelaide
  • Salary: Depends on role taken
  • Close date: March 21st, 2024

Productivity Commission

Roles available: Graduate Research Economists and Graduate Policy Analysts

  • Required qualifications: Economics, Commerce, Mathematics, Statists, Public Policy, Law, Social Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Environmental Science, or other relevant qualifications.
  • Locations: Canberra and Melbourne
  • Salary: $77,318 plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Close date: April 7th, 2024

Explore Week 2024

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Join Career Connect for Explore Week (11-15 March)

  • Are you uncertain about your career direction?
  • Would you like to discover ways to explore the diverse options available to you?

Enhance your career planning skills and delve into various career pathways during the upcoming Explore Week series, scheduled from Monday, March 11th, to Friday, March 15th.

Throughout this series, you’ll assess your career preferences, gain insights into different career paths and opportunities, and access a range of career tools and resources that will empower you to make informed decisions and strategically plan your future.

For those who have envisioned being their own boss or innovating in a start-up, The Generator will host a panel of professionals who have integrated entrepreneurship into their careers.

Or if you’re in the process of charting a course towards a career change, join us for an alumni panel where our panellists will share their personal journeys of career evolution.

Crafting a Career is Something That Doesn’t Need to Wait

To view the full program and to register, click here.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: