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Rural Summer Project

Rural Summer Project

The University of South Australia, Department of Rural Health (UniSA DRH) in collaboration with local host agencies, offer paid Rural Summer Projects for university students wishing to undertake community development project work in the Eyre Peninsula region during the summer vacation period.

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 2021 will open in October 2020.  For further information contact drhstudents@unisa.edu.au