Undergraduate Internship Placements

DefendTex offers undergraduate internships on an ongoing basis throughout each calendar year. Internships can be tailored to a specific DefendTex project, Weapon X application or general placement for engineering disciplines including:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical / Electronic
  • Chemical
  • Aerospace and Aeronautical
  • Mechatronics
  • Software / Programming

Internships are offered through a flexible approach including:

  • 350 hours duration (12-15 weeks) throughout semester, coupled with continuous study
  • 6 months full-time
  • 12 months full-time
  • Defence Industry Internship Program (DIIP)
  • Naval Shipbuilding College Scholarship Internship placements
  • Other combinations as negotiated

DefendTex request that applicants are eligible to meet the requirements for Baseline Security Clearance.

Student Project Engagement

Students have the opportunity to engage through:

  • Final Year Capstone Project
  • Honors Thesis
  • Masters Thesis

DefendTex offer these style of student projects through University partners providing students a ‘real’ industry defence related project that offers;

  • Engineering guidance and support from both an industry expert engineer and academic supervisor throughout the project
  • Engagement in a novel defence related project negotiated and refined with student/supervisor input
  • Industry assessment in collaboration with the partnering university
  • Gain knowledge and experience of defence industry without undertaking an internship

Students can contact DefendTex directly if there is a particular field of interest that a project could be tailored for, alternatively DefendTex offer a number of student projects through the universities directly.

DefendTex request that applicants are eligible to meet the requirements for Baseline Security Clearance.

PhD Opportunities

DefendTex provide PhD opportunities for specific defence projects through partnering universities. These scholarships are focused on the industry project, offering the student a shared division of time between the University and DefendTex, encouraging collaboration between the two sectors. Successful students will be working in a collaborative team to develop defence related capability.

APRInternships are also offered for current PhD students. Click on the link to view current opportunities.

Current Internships

DefendTex request that applicants are eligible to meet the requirements for Baseline Security Clearance.

Early Career Researchers

“Is a career pathway in academia or industry the best path to take?” A common question for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the first few years of their graduation. 

DefendTex provide opportunities for ECRs to engage with DefendTex through pathways of research, often in collaboration with a University. These positions can be short term assignments of 12 months or longer project duration.

This offers the ECR exposure to an industry environment, whilst focusing their expertise in research for the project which is a great opportunity to support a career pathway for ECR.

DefendTex request that applicants are eligible to meet the requirements for Baseline Security Clearance.

For more information about any of the educational opportunities please contact;

Director of University Engagement
universities@defendtex.com
+61 (3) 9013 0185 ext 220