Why become an In2science mentor?

Share your passion for science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) and make a real difference:
  • help ensure all students have access to the benefits of an inspiring STEM education, regardless of their socio-economic background, location or gender
  • share the knowledge and enthusiasm that you have for your chosen field of study with younger students
  • assist others to increase their understanding of science and maths
  • contribute to the community as a positive role model for young people
Rodrigo at Mt Alexander College
Develop highly sought-after professional skills that boost your graduate career:
  • develop professional and ‘soft’ skills that are invaluable for all STEM graduates
  • put your problem-solving and time-management skills into practice
  • improve your confidence, resilience, adaptability and emotional intelligence
  • gain access to exclusive professional development workshops and industry networking events
  • reinforce your own knowledge of the fundamentals of your study area
  • gain an insight into the teaching/learning experience and the education sector

In2science gave me the skills I needed to get my first proper STEM job, laying an important foundation for my career.” – Alistair, Bioanalytical Chemist at CSL Limited

In2science helped me to develop crucial interpersonal and communication skills for this role.” – Jaydene, Engineer at Lendlease

Meet a mentor: learn about the In2science experience from our volunteers

Want to get involved?

In2science offers two delivery methods. You can choose to be an in-class mentor, an eMentor, or both!

  • in-class mentoring for metropolitan schools: mentors visit Melbourne high schools to support year 7-10 students with their learning. Mentors participate in hands-on activities and are guided by the teacher.
  • online eMentoring for regional schools: mentors digitally meet students once a week over a 10-week period. With access to nearly 5000 STEM resources, eMentors can discuss a variety of topics based around common interests. This program offers flexible time commitment, and no travel is required.

All In2science volunteers must:

  • have completed at least one year of a tertiary degree in any discipline
  • currently be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine degree offered at one of the partner universities
  • obtain a free valid Working With Children Check issued by the Victorian Government

Time commitment:

  • 1 – 2 hours of mentoring per week (plus travel time for in-class mentors), over 10 week placement period during the university semester
  • pre-, mid- and post-placement training sessions to help you get the most out of the program
  • mentor training usually takes place just before the university semester starts, with placements commencing in the second week of semester
Mentor answering students' questions
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Once you have submitted your application, the In2science Coordinator at your University will contact you to organise an informal interview.