Find out about opportunities to gain industry-relevant practical experience while working or studying with our world-class team of scientists and engineers.

We invite undergraduate and postgraduate students to work with us in our industry-linked and fundamental research programmes. You will do real discovery work, make genuine advances to science, and gain hands-on experience.

In this section you can find out how to apply for internships, research assistant places, and postgraduate study. You can also hear from current students and Robinson alumni, who describe their research and engineering projects and how their time with the team has helped advance their careers.


Experience a stimulating intellectual environment and gain industry ready skills doing a PhD at Paihau—Robinson

Master of Engineering by thesis

A Master's project at Paihau—Robinson Research Institute prepares you for industry with practical skills in cutting-edge research areas.

Project interns

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

International students

Students from all over the world come to Robinson for their postgraduate study as part of our collaborative research programmes.

Summer research assistants programme

Spend your summer vacation working with us. Our summer research assistants experience working in a team environment and solve real world problems.