Undergraduate Vacation Studentships (Identified Role - Indigenous)

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Solve Australia’s greatest challenges with the CSIRO National Collections and Marine Infrastructure Team!

  • Are you undertaking a degree in biology, data science, computer science or related field?
  • Get hands-on research experience with a team that fosters a shared vision to create measurable economic, environmental and social impact.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

The opportunities we are offering

The National Collections and Marine Infrastructure at CSIRO is helping to solve Australia’s greatest challenges by leading Australia’s landmark marine and biodiversity infrastructure and carrying out innovative science.

Our Undergraduate Vacation Studentships run over the Australian summer holidays and offer undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading CSIRO researchers in our world class facilities.

Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, technology or a related field such as science communication.

Participation in the Vacation Studentship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in collaboration with CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry.

Projects:  National Collections and Marine Infrastructure have 7 projects available in their Indigenous Undergraduate Vacation Studentship Program, for details please see the project list (link to Excel file)

Locations:  Canberra, Hobart, Sydney and remote or hybrid options.

Stipend:  $1,774.77 per fortnight

Duration: Placements are full time for 8 - 12 weeks between late November and February.

Reference:  93774

To be considered you will need:

  • To be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university
  • Have completed at least 2 years of a (full-time equivalent) undergraduate course prior to commencing your placement.
  • An average academic record of a credit or higher
  • An interest in pursuing a research career in science or technology, or a career in a related discipline.
  • The ability to undertake a full-time placement for 8-12 weeks over the university summer vacation period.

Who is eligible to apply?

CSIRO considers the filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Citizenship. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Appointment to this role may be subject to conditions including provision of a national police check as well as other security/medical/character clearance requirements.

Where to from here!

If you are interested in the National Collections and Marine Infrastructure Indigenous Undergraduate Vacation Studentship Program and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply online today!

If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your application, you can contact our Indigenous Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] for more information.

Apply Online

To apply you will be required to: 

  1. submit a Resume/CV and Cover Letter (as one document) in the ‘Resume/CV’ field which includes:
  • the reasons why the research project/s you have selected are of interest to you and how your skills/knowledge meet the project requirements; and
  • an outline of your longer-term career aspirations and how this program will help you achieve them.
  1. upload your academic results in the ‘Cover Letter’ field;
  2. in the ‘Education’ section select your university from the Educational Institute list; 
  3. in the ‘Job-Specific Information’ section select your two preferred research projects for NCMI Indigenous Studentship in order of preference; and enter your Grade Point Average (GPA) as per the University Admission Centre’s methodology.  If you have a WAM, please read the Methodology on this site and calculate a GPA using the formula provided.

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: [email protected].

Applications Close

Thursday 21 September 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:
    Data Science and Analytics, Engineering Software,
  • Work rights:
    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen,
  • Locations:
    Canberra, Regional ACT,
  • Closing Date:21st Sep 2023, 1:59 pm


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