Business description:

A  space  engineering  company dedicated  to  next  generation  space  operations, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. The company has active laboratories in Sydney, Adelaide and Colorado. We sell operations services and spaceflight software to both government and civil customers to include the Australian Defence Force, Fortune 500 and NewSpace companies, US Space Force, and NASA.  Our flight operations service, the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) is the  Australian Space Agency’s national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

We have a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. This is a Phase II project which combines machine learning with our heritage space operations capability for the RAAF.

Additionally, we run the Pacific Cell of SACT, which is a joint multinational exercise which involves the ADF, USSF, and French Space Command.

Projects / tasks:

There are a wide range of tasks for space that interns can participate in, including machine learning, spacecraft design, orbital analysis and cloud computing for spacecraft command and control. Prior interns worked on space weather analytics to fill gaps in critical data, orbital mechanics, the design of large 100+ constellations, and spacecraft design.

Technical skills

If the student can code we can teach them to do space: Orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, SATCOM, space physics. Students that can code and do space are high interest but preference is for C#/Unity coders. Interns wishing to go into the Machine Learning and Spacecraft Engineering streams should have a good knowledge of Python and/or C/C++.

Software Development Requirements: Python and/or C/C#, git, Linux environments.

Preferred but not essential: Cloud architectures and development, databases, microservices.

Engineering, Computer Science/Software Engineering, Physics, game development degrees but any degree with strong maths and programming skills is welcome.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes

Business description:

We design and manufacture the most affordable metal Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) process in the world.  Our printers make metal parts the fastest way possible.  Supply of 3D printers to Defence to manufacture parts.  Printers have been purchased by Army, Navy and more.

Projects / tasks:

Depending on skills, tasks include

  • Implement device management using Microsoft Endpoint solution to secure and implement security policies onto endpoint devices.
  • Implement new endpoint protection solution and config the settings to ensure endpoints are protected from threats.
  • Investigate how to enhance WIFI network security.

Technical skills:

Good knowledge of Microsoft 365 – Exchange Online, Windows 10/11.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Whilst not expecting the person to know everything, we require him/her to be resourceful and motivated to learn. Able to communicate with non-technical users will be a plus.

Business description:

We specialise in design, engineering, integration and support of complex high technology electronics and software-intensive systems. We design, develop, manufacture, install, operate and support both hardware and software systems, system interfaces and system upgrades. Key areas of experience and expertise include: Developing complex electronics and software systems for key Corporate, Government and Defence clients, Leading edge technology solutions for very high performance data acquisition and digital signal processing for real-time applications Contract engineering design services specialising in high performance electronic hardware and software development.  Long established relationship working with DSTO and Defence Agencies supporting their R&D program Specialist ILS capabilities to support in-service equipment and systems.

Projects / tasks:

Identification of project ICT functional and security requirements. Development of cyber security architectural concepts and identification of options available to implement those concepts.

Technical skills:

Network protocol fundamentals, TCP/IP, OSI model, MS Visio, Cyber security fundamentals.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Work in a small team, pragmatic approach to problem solving, ability to communicate concepts in technical and non-technical terms depending on the target audience, investigative research skills.

Business description:

We are an Australian owned and operated company specialising in low level computer systems research and software development in the defence and security industry. Our focus is on providing high quality security research and building robust capabilities through proven development practices in close partnership with our clients.

Projects / tasks:

In a collaborative environment, interns will get the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of modern computer systems or applications from a security perspective. They will work through a process of research and development to build tools and provide insights that contribute to Defence’s cyber security capabilities.

Technical skills:

Software development in C or C++. Understanding of computer systems, operating system internals, and computer networking.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Enjoys solving challenging problems. Willingness to learn and ask questions. Co-operate and collaborate as part of a team of researchers and developers.

Business description:

We service the needs of defence, mining, autonomous vehicles and motor sport industries requiring specialised engineering services. We specialise in Advanced engineering, performance vehicle design, analysis and multi body and motion simulation in the fields of vehicle dynamics and suspension design.  The systems we design and manufacture significantly improve the safety and performance of vehicles.   Our highly regarded work integrated learning program offers undergraduate engineering students experience in innovative world leading technologies that are applied across a range of sectors from Defence to high performance racing.  This is one of a few places in Australia operating across a vast range of sectors, as such its work experience program is highly sought after, and highly regarded within the industry.

Projects / tasks:

  • Automated Load Handling System – control systems, perception systems and mechanical opportunities
  • Autonomous systems development – autonomy stack, control systems and mechanical design opportunities on a commercial autonomous motor vehicle
  • Various Mechanical Engineering Design projects
  • Interdisciplinary engineering projects
  • Developing computer vision systems
  • Develop and integrate smart technology into existing Supashock products

Technical skills:

Python, C++, Image Processing Techniques, Basic understanding of Neural Networks, Opportunities in AI, Cyber Security and Web Development, Control Systems

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The intern’s interpersonal skills are as critical as are the technical elements relating to Mechanical / Electrical / Control Systems Engineering. The intern’s personal attributes should be aligned with our organisational values – passion, integrity, respect for others, innovative, and determination.  They should have well developed verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution skills, “can do attitude”, self-motivated, friendly and personable and have an ability to connect to people.

Business description:

We create intelligent environmental engineering solutions. We collaborate with our clients to deliver innovative and environmentally responsible programs. We have five distinct Business Areas:

  1. Defence: remediation of sites contaminated with UXO, CWAs and TRWs; supply of CBRN protection
  2. Energy: bulk fuel infrastructure management; decommissioned site management; remediation of hazardous materials
  3. Marine: oil spill equipment and response vessels; storage and maintenance services; security; shoreline and marine spill training
  4. Environment: environmental remediation including PFAS soil, water and concrete remediation
  5. College: Our Registered Training Organisation for the delivery of competencies as required by our industry partners.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Excellent communication skills. Resilient; Resourceful; Focused

Business description:

A  space  engineering  company dedicated  to  next  generation  space  operations, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. The company has active laboratories in Sydney, Adelaide and Colorado. We sell operations services and spaceflight software to both government and civil customers to include the Australian Defence Force, Fortune 500 and NewSpace companies, US Space Force, and NASA.  Our flight operations service, the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) is the  Australian Space Agency’s national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

We have a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. This is a Phase II project which combines machine learning with our heritage space operations capability for the RAAF.

Additionally, we run the Pacific Cell of SACT, which is a joint multinational exercise which involves the ADF, USSF, and French Space Command.

Projects / tasks:

There are a wide range of tasks for space that interns can participate in, including machine learning, spacecraft design, orbital analysis and cloud computing for spacecraft command and control. Prior interns worked on space weather analytics to fill gaps in critical data, orbital mechanics, the design of large 100+ constellations, and spacecraft design.

Technical skills:

If the student can code we can teach them to do space: Orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, SATCOM, space physics.

Students that can code and do space are high interest but preference is for C#/Unity coders. Interns wishing to go into the Machine Learning and Spacecraft Engineering streams should have a good knowledge of Python and/or C/C++.

Software Development Requirements: Python and/or C/C#, git, Linux environments,

Preferred but not essential: Cloud architectures and development, databases, microservices.

Engineering, Computer Science/Software Engineering, Physics, game development degrees, but any degree with strong maths and programming skills is welcome.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes
  • Good interpersonal skills

Business description:

We develop software to explore masses of digital data, gaining insights which are critical in protecting our communities. We were formed through a collaboration between Australia’s national security agencies and various research organisations. Purpose-built to address the highest priority use cases in the national security, law enforcement and Defence markets, our capabilities have been proven to deliver real value through increased productivity and actionable insights. Leading security agencies turn to us when they need risk-based analytics to answer investigative and intelligence challenges.

Projects / tasks:

The role will contribute to our IT/Cyber roadmap, supporting, maintaining and improving the tools and processes we use to deliver Software-as-a-Service products to our customers efficiently and securely. We use a range of technologies to keep our team efficient, collaborating effectively and maintaining quality. Typical tasks include e.g. security/threat scanning, risk assessments, access control improvements, process automation, cloud infrastructure management, network configuration/monitoring.

Technical skills:

Applicants must be undertaking a degree with a large technical component e.g. Software Engineering, Computer Science, IT. Final year students are preferred, as is a basic understanding of Software Development.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

We run a cross-functional, agile team, communicating daily and responding quickly to user requests. We’re looking for good communicators who work well in a team and are comfortable adapting to regular feedback and new requirements.

Business Description

Manufacturers of Propulsion and gyro stabilization systems,  Submarine Valves and castings,  Ride control foils up to 15 tonnes. Current Defence work includes : Collins Class valves;  Collins Class machinery components;  CPP Propeller assessment and repair; Austal Ride Controls – LCS for USA delivery.

Projects / tasks

This is a cyber security internship. All tasks are cyber security related and address all facets of cyber security.

  • Security Operation Centre Improvement
  • Implement Web server hardening
  • Review and implement network security improvement through segregation of vulnerable manufacturing devices
  • Review and mitigate Web Application Attacks
  • Review and improve the ISO 27001 Risk Assessment documentation

Technical skills

Network administration and cyber security skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The candidate must be trustworthy and have good communication skills.

Business Description

Provision of software and services for the Condition Based Maintenance markets in Defence, Mining, and similar asset intensive industries and segments.

Projects / tasks

Cyber security
Assisting with Data Analysis
Product team

Intern interpersonal qualities

Good Attitude and communication