Applications for the 2022/23 Program will open from

13 June 2022 to 31 July 2022

Internships take place annually between November and April.


Applications should include the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement addressing your suitability for the DIIP
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of Australian citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport or Citizenship Certificate)


When the application form is received, academic credentials and performance will be verified with the relevant university.

Applicants will be matched with SMEs based on preferences, geographical location, area of study, technical skills and career aspirations.

QTAC will conduct phone interviews with shortlisted candidates and following approval, QTAC will contact all successful applicants.

Employers will then contact interns to discuss the engineering project and interns will be advised by 30 September 2021 of the commencement of their internship.

Internships can commence between 15 November 2021 and 31 January 2022.

The intern will become a casual employee of the host employer and paid as per their internal payroll processes i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly.