Business description:

Our company is a wholly Australian owned Defence Industry Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) specialising in design, engineering, integration and support of complex high technology electronics and software-intensive systems. Our company designs, develops, manufactures, installs, operates and supports 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 programs Specialist ILS capabilities to support in- service equipment and systems

Projects / tasks:

  • Investigation of cyber security requirements for a large US Defence project
  • Completion of associated threat and risk assessments
  • Identification of required cyber security controls
  • Implementation of controls in RHEL8 / Cisco firewalls as time allows.

Technical skills:

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:

MarIInE lab is a specialised research facility at the Australian Maritime College (AMC). It includes environmental, risk and safety academics and Centre of Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics students of AMC. This group is actively collaborating with national and internationally known researchers in the field. Also, it collaborates with the government and national and international shipping, defence, and offshore industry. Its research interest includes a wide range of theoretical and applied research activities mainly related to these industries.

Key areas of services available through the MarIInE lab include:

  • Academic and commercial research on maritime Infrastructure Integrity and Environmental issues.
  • Providing new knowledge to solve complex problems related to environmental, safety, reliability and risk engineering.
  • Developing new technology to improve the safety and sustainability of shipping, offshore and onshore oil & gas, and mining operations.

Projects / tasks:

Project #1

The intern will investigate, consider and report on Autonomous Maritime System data management and workflows. Specifically, the internship will focus on how AMS data produced by the facilities’ operational AUVs/USVs can best be handled, stored and readily accessed.

Autonomous Maritime Systems, i.e. AUVs and USVs record large amounts of sensor and platform data. This data is both time and geo referenced. The creation of robust data workflows, systems and management processes can allow this data to be used to support operational as well as technical outcomes.

Equipment manufactures of AUV’s and USVs do not focus on post mission data handling and management systems. This is an area of interest to the AMC and also the Commonwealth as they continue to take up and employ AMS technologies.

A variety of design, coding, and testing tasks are required to bring this project to life. This project will extend on one undertaken by our company in support of the Commonwealth in Q2 2023.

Project #2

The intern will investigate, consider and report on Autonomous Maritime System cyber vulnerabilities. Specifically, the internship will focus on how AMS million plans and data produced by the facilities’ operational AUVs/USVs can best be handled, transmitted, stored and kept secure.

Autonomous Maritime Systems, i.e. AUVs and USVs rely on common technology stacks, though they may not receive software updates as frequently as desktop computers or servers. They are therefore potentially vulnerable to the malicious alteration of planned missions, reliable execution and post-mission data alteration, exfiltration or loss through cyber attacks.

Threat assessment is to include both the identification of vulnerabilities in the field and during pre and post-mission activities.

A variety of design, coding, and testing tasks are required to bring this project to life. This project area is a high priority for the AMSL research group and one that we are actively investigating.

Technical skills:

Project #1

Programming experience in Python or Matlab with a willingness to learn is required.

Experience with JSON, SQLite, or other data storage and communication standards are desirable. Familiarity with GIS applications, protocols, and standards are also valuable.

Programming experience in, C++, JavaScript, or HTML are desirable.

Project #2

Programming experience in Python or Matlab with a willingness to learn is required.

Familiarity with penetration testing, packet sniffing, MitM attacks, Wifi pineapples, denial of service, or acoustic modems are particularly desirable.

Knowledge of communication standards such as TCP/UDP and RS232, general networking, and software/hardware interfacing and experience with LINUX/OSX based computers would be beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong communication skills are needed to work with the project leader and team of AUV/USV engineers to capture specifications, report on progress, manage issues and document developments/progress.

The candidate will need to work within a multi-disciplinary team from varying technical backgrounds.

Business description:

Our company is 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:

Design, prototype and productise innovative new technologies that support systems-testing and Defence training.

Includes uncrewed ground robots, projectile locating systems, thermal signature generation and many more.

Projects / tasks:

We currently have >10 mechanical / software / electronic projects that you can select from, or work with our engineering team to come up with your own.

The focus for each is on innovative technology that benefits the military training environment and is in line with our strategic direction. Due to the commercially sensitive nature of our work, the specific project titles can be discussed upon application.

Like all our innovations, your time at our headquarters will be exciting, relevant, cutting-edge, and provide you with valuable experience that you can apply practically to all engineering domains. Our team is dynamic, experienced and fun.

Technical skills:

SolidWorks, Altium Designer, C / C++ / C#, Python, Javascript, Arduino Studio, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Platform IO, Github

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Positive attitude, friendly, clear communicator, willingness to try new things, honest, reliable, adaptable, committed, punctual, creative thinker.

Business description:

We are an Australian based engineering and manufacturing organisation, developing and manufacturing batteries for submarine platforms locally and across the world.

Projects / tasks:

The Project is to help the existing IT to mature and implement appropriate controls to reach a higher maturity of the Essential 8.

This will be to help mature the Application whitelisting, create new security controls for Azure AD and on-premises Active Directory. They will part of the team to help implement cyber security recommendations for our company that will give exposure to different technologies.

Technical skills:

Basic IT skills

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Reliable, trustworthy, eager to learn, a good communicator

Business description:

Our company is a vulnerability research company, providing expert advice and consulting on discovering vulnerabilities across a broad range of software platforms.

Projects / tasks:

For the first 4 weeks, you will participate in the vulnerability researcher development program (VRDP), where you will be taught core skills in reverse engineering and vulnerability research (VR). Following this, you will undertake an 8-week project, researching and developing bespoke tooling that enables novel VR.

Technical skills:

Software development in a low-level programming language (e.g., C, C++, Rust). Knowledge of operating systems internals and computer architecture (ideally, mobile platforms such as Android). Ideally, an understanding of systems security (including exploitation techniques and mitigations).

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Enjoys working on, and persisting with, challenging problems in a collaborative environment. Willingness to learn new technical concepts and ideas.

Business description:

Our company services the needs of Defence, Motor Sport, Automotive, Mining and Autonomous vehicle industries requiring specialised engineering services.

Our team of experienced engineers specialise in Advanced engineering design, manufacture, 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 and mechanical systems.

Our highly regarded work integrated learning program offers undergraduate engineering students from all disciplines experience in innovative world leading technologies that are applied across a range of sectors from Defence to high performance racing. Our company is one of few places in Australia operating across the 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 engineering opportunities
  • Autonomous systems development – autonomy stack, control systems and mechanical design opportunities on a commercial autonomous motor vehicles
  • Various Mechanical Engineering Design projects
  • Interdisciplinary Defence Engineering Projects
  • Development of computer vision systems
  • Develop and integrate smart technology into existing company 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:

Our company develops 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 company’s 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 business 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:

We are 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 40 employees and 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. The Australian Space Agency selected our flight operations service called the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) for their national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

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:

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

Business description:

We are 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 40 employees and 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. The Australian Space Agency selected our flight operations service called the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) for their national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

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:

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