Business description:

The company delivers above the line and below the line solutions. They specialise in creating integrated project and product teams for clients in a range of markets, by assisting companies integrate digital platforms into their business to foster and promote collaboration.

Projects / tasks:

Innovation Projects – The intern would be participating in developing technologies for design projects within small agile teams. This would include tasking such as:

  • Research
  • Software development
  • 3-D modelling and printing
  • Prototype development
  • Technical documentation
  • Participation in technical and design reviews
  • Participation in client meetings

Technical skills:

This depends on the intern’s engineering specialty but could include:

  • Python coding
  • 2d and 3d CAD modelling
  • Systems engineering
  • Mechanical and/or electrical design

Intern interpersonal qualities:

High level of communication skills are desirable with an ability to work in a team and willingness to learn.

Business description:

One of the world’s leading companies in the design, development and production of electronic voltage converters and associated products.  A key participant in shipbuilding and defence as a teaming partner with large Defence industry companies.

Projects / tasks:

Projects will be finalised based on the skill set of the student once interviewed.

Technical skills:

C coding, embedded programming, electronics design, and PCB design. Python programming skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Someone who has a passion for electronics and wants to make a difference.

Business Description

Development of Software Systems for Command and Control of Electronic Radio Frequency Sensors and Systems, current projects include Networked Electronic Warfare Sensor systems.

Projects / tasks

(Data Science and Machine Learning) Designing Intelligent Adversarial Anomaly Detection utilising deep neural networks for a custom simulation environment. The project provides exposure to both traditional and contemporary techniques for supervised and unsupervised methods. The intern will have individual support and mentoring from machine learning and data science industry professionals proficient in state-of-the-art machine learning practices.

Technical skills

Python, NumPy, Pandas, PyTorch and/or TensorFlow.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Ability to work through problems autonomously and willingness to learn new packages/frameworks as required. Some experience with scientific computing is required, whether through coursework or personal learning.

Business description:

We manufacture and market a submersible marine marker buoy and retrieval system, used in defence (Australia, US, Belgium) as well as research and fishing.

Projects / tasks:

Some our technology is now out dated, both in terms of electronics hardware as well as software, in particular the User Interfaces. We would like the intern to understand the function of the current technology and why it operates the way it does, specifically for defence requirement, then look at contemporary equivalents to do the same job, particularly with consideration to users expectations of how things should and do work now (ie. Phone apps etc), balanced against defence security issues. The system utilizes subsea through-water acoustic communications technology.

Technical skills:

C+ or C# and advantage but not vital, an understanding of relevant hardware and electronics would be needed.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Would be required to take part in field trials at times on a boat, inshore only.

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, manufacture and market High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communications equipment to Defence, government and peacekeeping organizations globally.

Projects / tasks

Be part of the team which is developing an app that enhances our current HF mail gateway product. This application will change the type of data transmission that the HF mail gateway uses to transfer files over the air. Changes will also be required for the GUI part of the system.

The development will include:

  • Requirements gathering (discussion with key stakeholders)
  • Specification documentation
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Testing
  • Documentation
  • Release to production

Technical skills

C#, C++, Java, IOS and Android development knowledge.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Ability to work as part of a team but can also work autonomously. Able to listen to instruction and show a willingness to learn.

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 are a supplier of Optical Radar for Search and rescue mission or Detection/Identification mission. We design and develop prototype to demonstrate innovative concept.

Projects / tasks:

Design, develop and demonstrate a new functionality of our Optical Radar.

Technical skills:

Python, C++, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Deep Learning.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Innovative, understand stakeholder objective, team player.

Business Description:

We develop investigative tools and information management solutions for Defence, security and public safety organisations. We work collaboratively with users to build modern, easy to use and adaptable software including information discovery, federated search and investigations management solutions.

Projects / Tasks:

The intern will participate and be mentored in software development and engineering within an Agile development environment to add new software features to our software products and applications. Software features will be based on a product roadmap and customer requests. The work will contribute directly to solutions delivered to end users. Tasks include software design, implementation, testing and review as a valued member of our product team.  A key outcome for interns is that they learn valuable software engineering skills, best practice in software development and become passionate about building quality software and their own professional development.

Technical Skills:

Software development with Java (or similar object-oriented languages), and experience with web front-end technologies and JavaScript frameworks such as React.js.   Familiarity and experience with virtualisation (e.g., docker), cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure) and database technologies (e.g., SQL) is also desirable.

Interpersonal Skills:

The ideal intern will be an enthusiastic team member and proactive, and one who enjoys solving problems and coding.  We value those that are committed to learning and with good communication skills.

Business description:

An Australian owned aerospace manufacturing and technology development company and an integral member of a manufacturing group that produces and exports an extensive range of commercial products. With over 40 years of experience, we have positioned ourselves as a highly-skilled yet agile manufacturing organisation, capable of producing and integrating – high and low volume, quality machined parts, components, and assemblies. An Approved Supplier for many defence primes, including BAE Systems, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Thales.

Projects / tasks:

Research and development of kinetic energy storage system (KESS) for remote power needs.

Technical skills:

1. General engineering/problems solving skills
2. Elementary project management software skills
3. Advanced Microsoft Excel data analysis skills
4. Design, analysis, and MATLAB software

Intern interpersonal qualities:

  • Motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Interested in R&D
  • Team player
  • Research minded
  • Problem solver