Internship with the Australian Mint - Semester 2 2019

The Royal Australian Mint is seeking Engineering students for an exciting internship program. This is a paid opportunity that will commence in Semester 2, 2019 and may be taken as either ENGN3100 (0-Unit Work Experience) or as ENGN3200 (6-24 Unit Engineering Internship), noting that the latter will require available space within your program).

The Mint is currently looking for interns to assist with engineering projects within the Tooling, Coining and Engineering branch of the organisation. Successful applicants will be tasked with a small-scale development project to be completed during the internship under the direct guidance of an experienced engineer. Subject to application and approval, work conducted during the internship may be extended as part of a student Honours project. In addition, the intern/s will be given smaller tasks to support the operational work of the engineering team, including minor design and research tasks.


Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for this opportunity you must meet the following requirements:

 - Raw average mark above 60% in all ENGN courses (including courses that have been attempted and failed and including compulsory MATH, PHYS and COMP courses);

- Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development);

- Permanent resident or citizen of Australia (Police background check is required as a condition of your employment within the APS);

- Able to work in a full-time capacity for the duration of the internship.


You will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Motivation and ability to work alone or in a small team
  • Ability to self-manage tasks to meet agreed timelines
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to technical and brainstorming discussions
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving ability
  • Technical skills as detailed below


Students will be selected and projects will be allocated based on coursework completed in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical systems and design
  • Systems engineering design and analysis
  • Manufacturing technologies and methodologies
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Industrial data collection and analysis


To be considered for this opportunity, you must complete the following steps by Sunday 9 June 2019:

1. Complete the online application form -

2. Forward the following supporting documents to

- Your up-to-date CV;
- A max. 2 page cover letter describing your engineering interests and why you would like to work at the Mint, as well as your competencies against the listed role requirements;
- An unlocked copy of your academic transcript (to be provided to the Mint).


Shortlisted applications will be forwarded to The Royal Australian Mint and these applicants may be contacted directly by The Royal Australian Mint for interview prior to final selection.

Application closing date

9 June 2019
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Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing