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Applications now open for Defence Industry Internship program

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Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo has announced that the Defence Industry Internship Program (DIIP) is now open for applications.

The DIIP, formerly known as the Defence Engineering Internship Program, is an initiative under the Department of Defence’s Industry Skilling Program Enhancement (ISPE) package.

The program supports small to medium enterprises in defence industry to harness the highly skilled Australians needed to support the Australian Defence Force in protecting Australia and its national interests. 

Minister Ciobo said, "The program matches third and fourth year engineering students, 30 in total, with defence industry SMEs for a 12-week placement, to provide real world experience in pursuing a career in defence industry."

The DIIP allows students nearing the end of an engineering degree (or equivalent) to experience the challenging and exciting world of defence industry through a 12-week internship. SMEs within the defence industry sector will host these valuable internships for the 30 highly committed interns.

"The program is one way the government is helping defence industry develop and retain people critical to Australia building a world-leading defence industry sector," Minister Ciobo explained. 

In order to be eligible for an internship, you need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a third or fourth year full-time engineering student; 
  • Have an excellent academic record;
  • An Australian citizen; 
  • Be able to commit to 12 weeks full-time internship between 26 November 2018 and 1 May 2019;
  • Have never previously undertaken Defence-sponsored internships; and
  • Motivated to make the most of an internship opportunity within the defence industry. 

Additionally, applicants will need to provide two written references – one personal, one academic  to support their application. References will need to include full contact details of the referee.

Minister Ciobo said, "The program will be delivered by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, leveraging off its 40 years of experience in delivery of internship programs across Australia." 

More information, including application details, is available here

Applications now open for Defence Industry Internship program
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