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Work Integrated Learning

ACPIR offers Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities (placements / internships / work experience) to undergraduate and postgraduate students to work with projects in various fields, such as: 

  • Biomedical Science
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Agribusiness and agritourism
  • Dietetics 
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental Health
  • Marine and coastal ecology
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Social Sciences  - peoples and cultures
  • International / community development

Further, all our projects have aspects of stakeholder engagement, monitoring and evaluation, data processing and analysis, literature review, administration – no matter what discipline area. The common denominator is a focus on the Pacific Islands.

We tailor a placement to fit the student’s interests, with a view to engender and nurture in the students an interest in and understanding of the research world and, of course, the Pacific Islands.

Aquaculture Raft

For future work integrated learning opportunities with ACPIR, email us at

Work Integrated Learning with ACPIR: Rachael Murray

Masters for International Development student Rachael Murray enjoyed a “sugar-rush of learning” and discovered new career possibilities when she completed an internship with ACPIR as part of her UniSC studies.

Rachael shares photos and insights from her experience in the Pacific.

Rachael And Mereoni

"I’ve spent a lot of my time at different universities feeling like the student number that sits at the top of my assignments, but this opportunity, and working with ACPIR- a centre doing world-class research and projects, learning from people who are top of their field, was an unexpectedly confidence-building and career-propelling culmination of my Masters program.

This internship in Fiji led me to reconsider ideas about what a career in international development might look like, and consider the opportunities closer to home."