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
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
“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 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 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
- 1-2 hours of mentoring per week (plus travel time for in-class mentors), over a 10-week placement period during the university semester
- pre-placement mentor training is usually held just before the university semester starts, with placements commencing in the second week of semester
Once you have submitted your application, the In2science Coordinator at your University will contact you to organise an informal interview.