About the Program

The purpose of the DIIP is to increase awareness of career opportunities in defence industry and provide student interns with the opportunity to gain real-world work experience in a growing sector. This is an opportunity for SMEs to showcase the defence industry as interesting and technologically advanced and to gain exposure to the skills, aptitudes and abilities of future graduates.

The Program matches small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with students nearing the end of an undergraduate degree for a paid 12-week internship (450 hours).

115 internships will be offered for the program year covering 2023/24.

Approximately 3,000 small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) support the Australian Defence Force.