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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 transferable 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

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

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

Want to get involved?

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

  • In-class mentoring for metropolitan and some regional schools: mentors visit Melbourne high schools to support students with their learning. Mentors participate in hands-on activities and are guided by the teacher.
  • Online eMentoring for regional and outer metro schools: mentors meet students virtually once a week over a 10-week period. With access to 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 two semesters of a tertiary degree in any discipline
  • currently be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degree offered at one of our partner universities
  • obtain a free valid Working With Children Check issued by the Victorian Government
  • attend pre-placement mentor training, which is usually held just before the university semester starts, with placements commencing in the second week of semester

Time commitment:

  • In-class mentoring: 1-2 hours of mentoring per week, plus travel time and possibly class preparation, over a 10-week period during the university semester
  • Online eMentoring: 40-60 minutes per week, plus session preparation time, over a 10-week period during the university semester
Mentor answering students' questions


Mentor Referral Bonus

Were you referred to the In2science program by a friend who was a mentor?

Are you a current mentor recommending In2science to other uni students?

Mentors who refer new applicants to us may be eligible to receive a thank you gift.

Contact the Coordinator at your university to find out more!

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Once you have submitted your application, the In2science Coordinator at your University will contact you to organise an informal interview.