ACS Foundation Graduate Programs & Internships

The ACS Foundation is an ACNC registered charitable organisation with a charter to Advance Information Technology Through Education and Research. The Foundation was established by the Australian Computer Society in 2001.

The ACS Foundation runs student developmental programs that are in response to the technology industry needs. By listening to governments, industry associations, technology companies, education institutions and sponsors in general, we formulate, invest and run program…

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Application Process

  1. Apply for a role

    You can either select a specific internship or graduate role, or make an application based on an expression of interest (e.g. I would really love a 6 month internship in cyber security).

  2. Phone Call

    We will review your application for completeness.  If you meet the criteria, we will call you to discuss the role and gather more information about your career objectives.

  3. Interview

    Selected candidates will be shortlisted for interviews…

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Jobs and Opportunities

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Melbourne
  • Regional Victoria
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

IT Services Firm is looking for a full-time Graduate End User Computing Engineer based in Melbourne

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Melbourne
  • Regional Victoria
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

IT Services Firm is looking for a full-time Graduate Service Desk Analyst based in Melbourne

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Graduate Jobs

Adelaide
and 12 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Financial Services Firm is looking for a full-time Graduate Software Engineer Australia wide

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Graduate Jobs

Hobart
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Hobart
  • Regional Tasmania
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Financial Services Firm is looking for a full-time Graduate DevOps Engineer based in Hobart

Closing in 2 days

Graduate Jobs

Hobart
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Hobart
  • Regional Tasmania
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Financial Services Firm is looking for a full-time Graduate Cloud Engineer based in Hobart

Closing in 2 days

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Melbourne
  • Regional Victoria
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Financial Services Firm is looking for a full-time Systems Testing Graduate based in Melbourne

Closing in 2 days

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Financial Services Firm is looking for a full-time Systems Testing Graduate based in Sydney

Closing in 2 days

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Airline Company is looking for a full-time Junior Service Desk Analyst based in Sydney

Closing in 2 days

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Airline Company is looking for a full-time Junior Digital Workplace Analyst based in Sydney

Closing in 9 days

Internships

Perth
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Perth
  • Regional Western Australia
Communications
and 6 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications

Allkem is looking for a part-time/full-time IT support Intern based in Perth.

Closing in 9 days

Internships

Melbourne
and 5 others

Available locations

  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Education Horizons is looking for full-time Software Developer Interns based in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

Closing in 9 days

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 6 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

One of the world's leading Law Firm is looking for a full-time Junior Digital Workplace Analyst based in Sydney

Closing in 9 days

Internships

Melbourne
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Melbourne
  • Regional Victoria
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Education Horizon is looking for a full-time Associate Software Engineer Intern

Closing in 9 days

Internships

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Administration
and 10 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Consulting
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Media and Advertising
  • Telecommunications

National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA) is looking for a part-time Marketing Support Intern based in Sydney

Closing in 9 days

Internships

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Macquarie Telecom is looking for a full-time IT Help Desk Analyst Intern based in Sydney

Closing in 9 days

Internships

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Accounting
and 18 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Consulting
  • Cyber Security
  • Economics
  • Engineering Software
  • Funds Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

Commonwealth Bank is looking for a part-time Financial Services Data and Reporting Intern based in Sydney

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

IT Services Firm is looking for a full-time Graduate Service Desk Analyst based in Sydney

About the ACS Foundation

The ACS Foundation runs student developmental programs that are in response to the technology industry needs. By listening to governments, industry associations, technology companies, education institutions and sponsors in general, we formulate and run programs for the long-term benefit of Australia's technology sector and profession. We help student to make the transition from their studies into the technology industry. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and the quality of our candidates.

The Foundation History

In the last 21 years, the ACS Foundation has:

  • Raised over $75 million in contributions towards Australia’s technology future.
  • Awarded over 7,500 scholarships to help students start their careers.
  • Partnered with over 250 sponsors and companies to build industry capability.
  • Created student pathways from school to TAFE / university and into jobs.
  • Integrated work and life experience within academic and university studies.
  • Enhanced the future of the ICT Profession
  • Established scholarships, research grants and innovation building

Application Process

  1. Apply for a role

    You can either select a specific internship or graduate role, or make an application based on an expression of interest (e.g. I would really love a 6 month internship in cyber security).

  2. Phone Call

    We will review your application for completeness.  If you meet the criteria, we will call you to discuss the role and gather more information about your career objectives.

  3. Interview

    Selected candidates will be shortlisted for interviews:  If successful, we will contact you for a 1:1 interview with the host organisation.

  4. After the interview

    We will contact you to inform you of the result of the interview. If you receive the offer, congratulations! If not, we will see if there are other upcoming roles that may suit your circumstances and goals.

Graduate Program

Graduate Jobs for new IT professionals

Employment arrangements for entry-level technology jobs for a limited time. These are designed as fixed term employment contracts designed for both you and the host organisation to explore whether you want to enter a permanent employment arrangement. These are great if you want to keep your long-term options open while still commencing a graduate career.  Opportunities are open year round.

https://www.foundationjobs.com.au/graduates

Diversity & Inclusion

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The Women of STEM scholarship will be offered to young women aged 18-20 who are studying a degree in a STEM related field. The purpose of this scholarship is to grow and support the number of females who are choosing to pursue a career in technology. The scholarships will support applicants with financial aid to be used for general living expenses, course expenses, textbooks, extracurricular or any additional education. The recipient must be actively enrolled and studying during the duration of the scholarship.

https://www.foundationjobs.com.au/womenofstem

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User Design Lauren Hayes - ICT Interactive Career Wheel

Applications Developer Jen Liu - Interactive ICT Career Wheel

Head Of Corporate Culture & Strategic Development - Emma

 

Internships

Internships for university students

As determined by our donors, we administer scholarships to university students.  Scholarships are financial grants take the form of both academic and demographic grants and 'work integrated learning' (WIL) placements. Students must apply and be assessed against the criteria that is determined for each scholarship. These arrangements are great when you need a placement to meet your degrees' academic requirements and also want to gain a head start for a graduate job. Opportunities are open year round, but the majority of roles commence during student breaks.

https://www.foundationjobs.com.au/internships

Hear from Students

Shaun - Web Developer

Harry - Solutions Architect

Alex - Entrepreneur 

Kate - Graphic Designer

New Student quotes/experience from this year.

Deveet"My experience with ACS foundation has been so amazing. They are really prompt in replying and putting you on the right track. ACS foundation helped me get a job at a position I was interested in. They have been really professional and accountable. Would highly recommend ACS to all the job seekers. Thank you ACS foundation!!"

- Devneet Virdi 

Chad


Rated the recruitment experience as 10/10 - Chaz Lambrechtsen, IT Intern at Holmann Webb 

 

 

 

 
 

Other Opportunities

The Big Day In

The Big Day In for primary and high school students: Where articulate and passionate industry speakers meet with tech-focused school students to forge exciting pre-career connections.

So far we have helped over 50,000 students explore where a career in technology can taken them. The very first BiG Day In event was held at UTS in Sydney for 220 students (approximately 160 UTS students and 60 high school students) in 2012. The Big Day In is an event designed for students by students – it was designed by two interns at the ACS Foundation who had a brief to develop an event that they and their peers would like to attend.

www.thebigdayin.com.au

ICT Career Wheel

The ACS Foundation created the ICT (Information Communications Technology) Careers Wheel for Students as a resource to assist Australian students to identify study and employment options in the technology sector. 

By grouping fields of study, skills and job roles, the map and wheel outline common pathways from study to work.

www.careerwheel.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be enrolled with an Australian University to apply for a WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Scholarship?

Yes. You should be enrolled with an Australian University in either a technical or business-related degree program. You should have completed at least one full semester with a minimum of a credit average on your academic transcript.

Can I apply for a WIL Scholarship if I have graduated?

If you are intending to enrol in a post-graduate study program with an Australian university, then you can apply for a WIL scholarship. Please be aware, that you cannot be awarded a WIL scholarship unless you are in an enrolled education program with an Australian university.

What happens at the end of the WIL scholarship?

Most host organisations have robust graduate programs. Their graduate programs are designed to select students from their WIL placements. A 2011 ACS Foundation survey found that 79% of WIL placement students received graduate employment offers from their host organisation.

Should I wait until I graduate to look for work?

As soon as you start tertiary studies, you should consider that you career has already started. Employees are increasingly hiring their graduates from those who have completed internships with them. To give yourself the best chance at the best jobs, you should ensure you complete an internship or scholarship while you are at university.

What is the difference between an internship and a WIL scholarship?

An internship is a general term for a work-based experience while a student is studying at university. An internship placement is often completed during a university's vacation period. A WIL scholarship is like an internship, but it often runs in parallel with the university semester. A WIL scholarship may span both the university vacation and run concurrently with a university semester.

Do I need to defer my studies to accept a WIL scholarship?

It depends on the scholarship you are applying for. Some WIL scholarship placements are longer than others. It is your choice if you want to take a full study load, part-time study load or defer your studies for the semester in which you complete your WIL scholarship.

What can I expect through the application process?

An ACS Foundation team member will assess your application within a week of receiving it. The application will take 1-2 weeks to be assessed by ACS Foundation and will then be sent to the host organisation. If you are successful, ACS Foundation will organise an interview between yourself and the company representative. The ACS Foundation will organise contracts and manage your payments throughout your placement or employment.

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