Final year engineering and engineering technology students from tertiary institutions across New Zealand work with Robinson to complete a practical project.
Project interns come to the Robinson Research Institute from Weltec, Massey University, CPIT, the University of Canterbury, AUT and Victoria University, to complete final year projects for a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.
Each project is designed to extend a student’s knowledge and practical skills and offer interaction with industry as well as contributing to Robinson’s ongoing research programmes.
Previous projects have included designing and building a splicing machine for high temperature superconducting strands and a Roebel cable winding machine.
Before starting an internship, we encourage all prospective project interns to spend a summer working at the Institute before their final year of study. This enables us to check there is a good match of skills between student and staff and that the project will run smoothly.
Interested students should therefore apply for a summer scholarship with the Robinson Research Institute before their final year of study.