The University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) are seeking companies willing to offer industry internships as part of the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation (MFPI) degree.

The Master course is a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and the AIP, and the MFPI is a post-graduate degree which trains students in the area of NPD as well as food packaging processes and design.

Students completing the two-year degree study food science, food safety, packaging materials and processes, packaging design, consumer behaviour, product innovation, entrepreneurship, business management, and marketing.

Taking an MFPI intern provides an opportunity to assess potential future employees.

The internship provides an opportunity to receive some extra help with research or projects, and interns can inspire new ideas and help problem-solve.

Many of the interns have worked in a diverse range of fields prior to undertaking the Master Degree and bring a range of skills obtained through previous employment.

MFPI students are required to undertake 120-200 hours of work as part of their internship.

These hours can be taken over weeks or months, depending on the needs of the company.

The program currently has two students requiring an immediate internship.

If you are interested in taking an intern in 2018, or would like more information, please email the AIP here.