Institute for Health & Ageing

Higher Degree by Research Students are an important part of the IHA’s academic community

ACU Internships

The ACU Undergraduate Research Internship program is targeted toward motivated undergraduate students with a distinction average or above. It is a way of providing opportunities for academic staff and students to develop their potential as effective and productive researchers. Under this program, the Institute for Health & Ageing is able to provide successful applicants with the opportunity to experience an IHA Research Project, and receive supervision from an IHA researcher. The ACU program funds a student stipend of up to $2000, and students may schedule their time on the project for 6 months totalling a maximum of 133 hours.


Other IHA Internships

For further information on other internship opportunities with IHA, please contact:

Dr David Sandall

T 61 3 9230 8132

Applications for the following ACU internships have now closed. Watch this space for future opportunities.



In 2016, the ACU Institute for Health & Ageing (IHA) is pleased to offer two projects to undergraduate interns related to the HABITAT project as follows:

  • Relationships between the neighbourhood built environment and body mass index
  • Socioeconomic inequalities in objectively measured physical function in mid- and older-aged adults

Download our HABITAT Research Internships Flyer for further details.


For more information on these specific projects and how to apply, please contact:

Dr Jerome Rachele
03 9230 8263

Professor Gavin Turrell
03 9230 8251