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La Trobe University industry cadetship program at MDFRC

La Trobe University industry cadetship program at MDFRC

The MDFRC is proud to support a Summer Cadetship Program in 2017-2018

Each summer several students from La Trobe University spend 8-10 weeks working with research staff from the MDFRC during the summer holiday period (November to February).The cadetship is available to La Trobe University undergraduate students who are about to complete their second year and are interested in pursuing a career in aquatic ecology.

Since 2006, the MDFRC has supported 35 La Trobe University students from Bundoora and Wodonga campuses. Twelve of these students have progressed to complete Honours degrees with an MDFRC staff supervisor, three of these students have progressed to undertake PhD studies with an MDFRC staff supervisor and nineteen of these students have gained some form of employment with the MDFRC.

Opportunities for a summer cadetship are based at both laboratories and campuses, Mildura and Wodonga. Applications for 2017-18 are now closed!

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre and the Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology proudly welcomes the following La Trobe University students to the 2017-2018 Summer Cadetship Program. These students will undertake a research project under the guidance of the scientific research staff from both Research Centres during November 2017 to February 2018.
Will Beck
Matthew Brewer
Bianca Berto
Alex Blackburn-Smith

Read about their exciting projects that they are undertaking by viewing Summer Cadet Program 2017 - 18 Flyer

New projects will be available for application in September 2018.

How to apply

For information on potential research projects for 2017-2018 and the Position Description please download the following:

MDFRC Potential Projects 2017-2018

Summer Cadetship Position Description

Applicants are advised to address the criteria in the Position Description.

All applications must apply for a specific project highlighted in the MDFRC 2017-2018 Summer Cadetship Program Brochure. Students can apply for multiple projects in the one applications

Applications with all relevant documentation should be sent to Rosie Busuttil by COB Wednesday 17 October 2017

For further information on the program please contact:

Rosie Busuttil (MDFRC Wodonga)

P: 02 6024 9690 |E:



In this clip, produced by the La Trobe University Media Department, we hear from students who have spent a summer working at the MDFRC through the La Trobe University industry cadetship program. We also hear some comments from MDFRC representatives about the value of the program to the students involved and to MDFRC.