AusOcean summer internship applications now open

This 3 month paid engineering internship runs from December to February providing real-world, multidisciplinary learning experiences and counts towards fulfilling engineering degree requirements.

"I got to do a bunch of cool and fun things, such as getting my diving certificate, going on boat trips, and meeting a group of fantastic people. But the major thing I have learnt this summer is that I can use my own unique and individual skills to make lasting and impactful change to benefit our world and oceans." Ella Pietratroia, Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science graduate and intern with AusOcean, 2019/2020.

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Previous interns have hailed from mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer systems engineering and computer science. Software skills are essential. Experience with the Go programming language is a plus, though not required.

AusOcean designs, build and deploys open source ocean technology, including networked sea surface platforms, known as “rigs”, as well as custom sensors (e.g. underwater cameras, hydrophones, environmental sensors, etc.). Data is transmitted straight to the “cloud”, where it is stored, analyzed and shared. Their goal is to transform the way in which ocean data is collected and communicated.

The program is based at AusOcean's facility in Willunga, South Australia, with several field trips planned. Scuba diving and a love for the ocean a plus!

How to apply

Applications close Wednesday 1 September.

To apply email your CV, transcript and a cover letter to

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