Information for Monash Students

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team that is solving real business problems
  • Gain exposure to relevant learning opportunities that support your studies
  • Gain insights into your future profession
  • Learn from your peers in other disciplines

The Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) program offers you a unique opportunity to gain professional experience in a unique learning environment.This team based initiative will partner you with a leading industry host where you will be tasked with solving a real-world business problem. Placed in a contemporary business environment the experience will expose you to a practical and very different way of learning.

If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period. During this time you are not eligible to participate in any studies when completing your placement.

Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December through to February. If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.

The MITI Program offers endless possibilities for personal growth and professional development by giving you direct access to the knowledge and skills of leading industry experts. It may even influence your future career choices and could provide a fast track to future graduate opportunities.

Eligibility to apply to the MITI Program : -

Please note: Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.

Applications for the MITI program are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa, or an international student
  • As a minimum requirement:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time Monash student completing an undergraduate degree and has commenced their penultimate year of study, that is you must be currently studying in at least your second year of a three year undergraduate degree. If completing a four year undergraduate degree, then your third year is your penultimate year.
  • OR

  • Be enrolled as a full-time Monash student completing a postgraduate qualification (coursework or research) at Masters or PhD level

For all graduate research (PhD) students, prior discussion with your current supervisor is advised to ensure there are no issues with workload and any existing scholarship arrangements are not affected.

As a MITI team member you will be offered a scholarship to assist with living expenses for the duration of the project. All scholarships are administered by the Coursework Scholarship Unit, Monash, Clayton campus.

For all summer projects commencing in December scholarships amounts are received in two parts, one in the second last week of December and the other in the last week of February. Students receiving a scholarship are required to sign a scholarship agreement prior to the commencement of the project.

Applications for 2020/21 are NOW CLOSED

Monash Career Connect can assist you in your preparation of:

  • a current CV,
  • an application cover letter (no more than one page),
  • for an interview and more.

See their website for more information


All applications for the MITI Program are strictly confidential and access to information that you provide is restricted to those directly involved in the review and selection process.


Monash Industry Team Initiative Privacy Collection Statement:
The information (including digital images) collected by us, or on our behalf, when you apply to participate and throughout your participation in the MITI Program is collected for the purpose of assessing the suitability of your application for the Program and, if you are successful, to facilitate and enable your participation.
For information about the handling of your personal information please view Student Privacy Collection Statement collection-personal-information


Selection and Assessment Process:

The university undertakes a competitive assessment and selection process where you are required to make a formal on line application to the projects of your choice by submitting a cover letter and CV to any of the project/s listed.

Step 1

Initially your application will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, CV and on-line application form including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance

Step 2

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a formal group activity where the following behaviours will be observed and assessed:

  • Teamwork
    The ability to build effective relationships through a free and open exchange of information with others, volunteering ideas and assistance to others when needed, demonstrating mutual respect and support of others opinions to achieve a common objective.
  • Adaptability
    The ability to maintain effectiveness in varying environments by adapting to changing circumstances, tasks, process and responsibilities.
  • Problem Solving
    The ability to detect problems and opportunities, organize information, recognize trends, identify cause-effect relationships.
  • Initiative
    The ability to be proactive by taking advantage of opportunities without being asked, to influence events to achieve goals, to generate ideas for improvement without being asked.
  • Resilience
    The ability to maintain a stable performance, poise and enthusiasm when under pressure, faced with disappointment or rejection. The ability to bounce back quickly.
  • Communication
    The ability to express ideas effectively in individual and group situations by adjusting language and behaviour to suit the needs of your audience.

Step 3

Following the assessment process and if successful applicant details are referred to industry for review and possible interview. At this point the industry partner or their designated representative will decide on the final shortlist for interview. Industry partners will liaise directly with the applicants of their choice to arrange interviews.The final project team is selected by the industry partner in consultation with the University.

Key dates - Review & Selection Process

Application submission dates for the MITI Program 2020 are currently been considered
Monday 31st August 2020 Student applications close

May – September 2020
Group Assessment Centres - these will be held upon application submission
August 2020 Project cover letters submitted
September - October 2020 Short-listed applicants referred to industry partner for review and interview
October - November 2020 Industry partner to liaise directly with short-listed applicants for interview
November 2020 Industry partners select final project teams and advise unsuccessful applicants
December 2020 - February 2021 MITI projects commence and run for 10-12 weeks

Student enquiries

Kate Bancarini
Student Engagement Coordinator MITI