Project interns

Final year engineering and engineering technology students from tertiary institutions across New Zealand work with Robinson to complete a practical project.

Project intern and RRI staff

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.

Selection process

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.