Business description:

A supplier and systems integrator for Defence and Law Enforcement organisations.  As a systems integrator we have a small team that designs and builds equipment to install sensors and communications equipment onto small vehicles and platforms.

Projects / tasks:

Integration of radio systems onto the platform followed by adding the drone to our command and control software. Testing of the command links and that the drone is able to operate safely with additional hardware and software installed.

Technical skills:

Applications and Software Engineering. CAD

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Working well with a small team. Able to work unsupervised for short periods of time. Interest in Defence or Law Enforcement and in the operation of drones.

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:

A technology company focused on developing new approaches and techniques for the Operation and Management of Communications Networks and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.  We specialise in:
1) Equipment and Sensor Monitoring and Control;   2) Spectrum Monitoring and Management;   3) Network Management and Operational Support Systems;  4) Heterogeneous Signal Processing Systems; and 5) Systems Integration and Support Service.

We have five (5) business lines:

  1. Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
  2. Space Situation Awareness / Space Domain Awareness (SSA/SDA)
  3. Broadcast, Media and Telco
  4. Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW)
  5. Secure Communications

Projects / tasks:

Our engineering staff in Canberra and Sydney, including interns, maintain a roughly 70%-30% split of work time between project-related work and R&D. For project-related work, as noted, we have several ongoing Defence projects delivering and sustaining multiple systems. An intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a full systems engineering life cycle in one or many of these projects including requirements definition, system design, implementation, deployment and test. For R&D, we have an R&D agreement with DST Group which is the focus of our R&D efforts and is supported by other industry grants which focus on the SDA business line. An intern will have the opportunity to work with external industry partners during R&D activities to develop next generation capabilities destined for use by the ADF.

Technical skills:

Technical skills or awareness that we seek include:

  • Some ability to write code (C or Java)
  • Knowledge of IP Networking
  • Knowledge of the principals of RF communications
  • Knowledge of Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Skills or awareness that we seek include:
    • Requirement Definition
    • Design
    • Verification and Validation
    • Engineering Management

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Our ideal intern will be studying a technology or electronics focused on information technology, telecommunications, systems or software engineering. Other skills include : Solution focused;  Problem solving;  Business Acumen; Interpersonal skills; Diverse interests.

Business description:

We specialise in ship–air integration and innovative solutions that support the development and management of ship–helicopter operating limits (SHOL). We work with defence forces across the world to conduct flight tests in the harshest maritime environments to prove and enable the embarked aviation capability of the defence forces. Limits defined by our company give operators the confidence to fly helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from ships at sea when and where required.

Projects / tasks:

  • Development and debugging of Airhub
  • Increase of the test coverage of the different products
  • Testing and validation tasks

Technical skills:

C#, Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Willingness to learn, be bold to challenge and ask questions.

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

A space services company focused on the development and deployment of a 200+ satellite constellation to provide Air Traffic Management services globally. We design and manufacture satellites in-house, developing systems and engineering solutions to enable the spacecrafts operations.

Projects / tasks

Spacecraft mission control ground segment GUI

OR

Implementation of a GNSS Reflectometry receiver on spacecraft for flight in April 2023

Technical Skills

Experience with open-source tools for data visualization and database queries.

OR

An understanding of digital signal processing and an ability to implement algorithms in Numpy is highly desirable. Experience with embedded FPGAs is useful.

Interpersonal skills

Working rapidly to produce interim outputs in quick succession and an ability to play nicely with others is essential.