USE THIS ONEThe Australian government is giving engineering students more opportunities to get a taste of the careers available in defence industry by increasing funding for the Defence Industry Internship Program.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced the move and said the program gives engineering students experience in defence industry through 12-week internships with defence industry micro, small and medium businesses. The boost to funding will provide an extra 30 industry placements, taking the total number of internships to 200 nationwide over the next two years and is part of the government’s A$1 billion Defence economic stimulus package.

“We are committed to supporting defence industry to obtain its workforce of tomorrow, especially during this time of uncertainty,” Price said. “The workplace experience for engineering students is being delivered over the next three years under the A$7.3 million program. Providing the next generation of Australian engineers with experience in defence industry is vital to their development, and will help build the skills defence businesses need to succeed. This innovative program is just one of many ways the Government is partnering with defence industry to support its critical work, and help grow a robust and resilient defence industry workforce.”

More information on the Defence Industry Internship Program can be found here. Further information on the Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy can be found here.


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