Defence Industry Internship Program - paid engineering internships

Calling all 3rd and 4th year undergraduate engineering students! Applications for the Defence Industry Internship Program will open on 14 June. Gain real-life experience with industry leaders using the latest technologies with this 12-week paid internship. Apply now

The Defence Industry Internship Program (DIIP) is an initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Defence.

Students are offered an opportunity to undertake a paid 12-week internship with small to medium sized Defence Industry enterprises (SMEs) located throughout all Australian states and territories. Internships can commence between 15 November 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Engineering internships are offered in a range of disciplines including:

  • DATA Science
  • Environmental

In 2021, 100 internships will be offered throughout Australia to students from all states and territories and from a wide range of universities. Opportunities are open for Australian citizens only.


Students are offered a paid 12-week internship of $930 per week (37.5 hour working week, as a casual employee), contributing to an SME engineering project.

  • This is an opportunity to gain real-life experience using the latest cutting edge technologies with leaders within the industry.
  • Internship hours can be allocated towards a student’s required industry experience hours.
  • Students can apply for up to 5 internships, in order of preference, all around Australia.
  • These placements are a great addition to a student’s CV.

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Applications close 1 August

Application closing date

1 August 2021
Applications open for this opportunity: 
14 Jun 2021
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Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing