Computing Internship - Geoscience Australia

This position is offered through the ANU Computing Internship


Geoscience Australia provides geoscience advice to government and the public.

Project: Build cloud-native geospatial web applications.

Our web applications team, "The Flying Hellfish", are responsible for over 20 publicly facing spatial web portals that deliver a range of geoscientific products. Examples include DEA Hotspots (, Earthquakes (, Exploring for the Future ( and ELVIS (

These applications are developed using state-of-the-art software engineering practices and technologies and represent the pinnacle of Geoscience Australia's capabilities. The team is agile and has embraced digital practices such as human centered design, retrospectives, DevOps and the technologies in use include Amazon Web Services, AngularJS, Slack, Java, Geoserver, Linux and Python.

Embed into this team and contribute to their projects. In return you will learn skills that are very sought after on the job market. You will work on applications such as:
• Exploring for the Future - New analytic tools and 3D enhancements in the main portal. This is about providing fundamental information about resources in the ground.
• Australian Earthquake Ground-Motion Database Portal. This is about providing information about risks of ground shaking which is critically important for understanding earthquake risk and associated building codes.
• National Positioning Infrastructure Capability: Information regarding our program to bring GPS accuracy down to centimetre level across Australia.
• AusSeaBed Portal enhancements. This is about giving the public access to maps and elevation data of the sea bed around Australia.

Required/preferred technical skills or experience in software languages, environments, platforms.

Knowledge of relevant technologies such as AngularJS, Java, Python and AWS are highly desirable.

Required/preferred professional or other skills

The ability to learn fast and work in teams are essential.

Delivery Mode

Project can be undertaken in-person only.

Student location

This project is open to students residing in the ACT at the time of the internship. 


Intern requires Australian citizenship

Other requirements

Intern requires Police Check

How to apply

Applications are invited from eligible students to apply for the Computing Internship courses COMP3280 or COMP8830. Eligibility details and further information about the Computing Internship can be found on the Computing Internship page

1. Students must first seek confirmation of eligibility by submitting an Eligibility and Room Available in degree check.  

2. Eligible students can then apply through the Computing Internship application form. You can nominate multiple preferred Internship placements through the one application form. 

3. Your application will require you to upload the following documents:

  • an updated copy of your Resume, and
  • an Expression of Interest (limit 350 words) for each organisation you wish to apply to (for organisations with multiple projects only submit one Expression of Interest but state clearly which project/s you wish to be considered for).

Applications open on 29 October and close on 7 November 2021.

Application closing date

7 November 2021
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15 Sep 2021
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