Results of the 2019 Nicolas Baudin call for applications – “Internships in Australia” initiative [fr]
The first round of the reciprocal “Internships in Australia” stream of the Nicolas Baudin program has been a great success, with twelve internship subjects receiving over 75 candidatures.
The Embassy of France in Australia is pleased to announce that sixteen students will benefit from the Nicolas Baudin program which will facilitate their mobility to Australia from France.
The Internships in Australia Initiative allows students enrolled in a French university to undertake a research internship in an Australian laboratory, in collaboration with French industry partners present in Australia. Thanks to the generous support of our industry partners Naval Group and Thales, the travel expenses of these laureates will be covered by these two companies for eight ofthe students who are selected for an internship with Naval Group or Thales as an industry partner. The Embassy is proud to support the remainder of the students to promote this first round of the initiative.
In addition, selected students will receive a monthly stipend (as a minimum, equivalent to the internship stipend provided to Australian students doing an internship in France, - currently about €560/AUD889, subject to change according to current internship laws in effect).
The Embassy of France in Australia and the government of South Australia have decided to join forces to support the internship in Australia initiative.
In 2019, the State of South Australia launches the “Matthew Flinders” scholarship program. Thanks to this program, the allowance received by French students doing an internship in one of the three major South Australian universities (Adelaide University, University of South Australia, Flinders University) in the framework of the “internships in Australia” initiative will be covered by the government of South Australia.
This alliance between the Nicolas Baudin program and the Matthew Flinders program is called the “Encounter initiative”, a tribute to the historic encounter between the two explorers in 1802, off the coasts of South Australia, in what is now called “Encounter bay”.