USIMS High School Work Experience Program

Edwina and Inke with students at Bondi

PLEASE NOTE that applications for work experience placements can’t be considered for time periods outside the designated program.

2015 Work Experience Program

This year's High school students work experience program will take place between Monday 16th November and Friday 20th November.

Selection will be on a competitive basis and only 10 students will be selected. Successful applicants will be advised at the beginning of September.

Applications for the 2015 program are now CLOSED - successful applicants will be informed in due course.

About the Program

Scientific Studies:

  • Demonstrations by various marine geosciences and biological science groups showing the current research being conducted including laboratory tours
  • Seminars on marine science topics
  • Participation in some ongoing research

Field Assistance in Education Programs such as:

  • Visit the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) at Chowder Bay
  • Rock pool surveys
  • Snorkelling field work
  • Boat trips
  • Marine data collection activities

Careers / Facilities / Administration:

  • Workshop career opportunities with an advisor
  • Tour the University’s museums and library exhibitions
  • Write about your experiences at the University of Sydney for the USIMS newsletter
  • Maintain and develop displays for the centre

Laboratory / Aquarium Maintenance:

  • Cleaning of the laboratory area
  • Maintenance of tanks and laboratory equipment
  • Feeding marine organisms

University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS)

School of Geosciences
Madsen Building (F05)
Sydney NSW 2006



2013 High school work experience group, Cape Banks, Botany.