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Rural Summer Project

Rural Summer Project

Summer project students work with regional service providers on a community development project for a four week period during the summer university break. You will gain insights and skills in:

  • Community development
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Professional communication
  • Cultural awareness
  • Working autonomously and as part of a team

Past projects include:

  • Mapping food security of the Whyalla community;
  • Updating web and social media presence for the Whyalla Men's Shed;
  • Differences in Healthy Food Baskets in the Spencer Gulf region compared to Metropolitan South Australia;
  • Innovative Models of Care for Residential Care –A Dementia Focus; and
  • Research and Development of an Economical and Nutritionally Focused Mini-Recipe Booklet for Christmas Relief Hampers.

Who Can Apply

Applications are open to students studying human service or health science programs at a South Australian University. Students must have completed the second year of their undergraduate program.

What is Provided?

Accommodation, transport support and a living allowance is paid to all successful students. As part of the project students will spend four weeks in the region completing their allocated project.

How to Apply ?

Applications for the projects open in October each year. Application details are distributed to universities through the Rural Health Clubs or we can be contacted directly at DRHStudents@unisa.edu.au for more information.