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Austmine Accelerating Women in METS Program

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Applications for the 2024 - 25 Austmine Accelerating Women in METS

Program NOW OPEN

Student Information Sessions

For more information about the program, watch the recorded information sessions available HERE

Join up to the Women In METS  LinkedIn group in the meantime to keep abreast of key program dates and activities.

Find out more  HERE

About the Program

The Austmine Accelerating Women in METS Program offers female STEM students the opportunity of a paid internship at one of Austmine’s world-leading METS (Mining Equipment, Technology and Services) companies as well as providing mentoring, networking opportunities and skills development.


The METS sector has a high demand for a broad range of STEM skills to develop the advanced technologies needed for sustainable mining and a renewable future.

Australia has a world leading METS sector but to continue to grow and disrupt it needs a more diverse workforce and attracting, retaining and progressing females is critical for the future of the sector.

The internship element of the program is designed to provide students on-the-job experience, mentoring and soft skills training for a successful career in the METS sector, through a ten-week paid internship at a world-leading METS company. Participating students also have access to ongoing support through their internship, mentoring and networking coaching opportunities. 


The program is funded under the Commonwealth Government’s Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program (WISE) Round 4.

If you have questions about this program you can reach out to the Program Coordinator:

Why apply to the program?
  • Gain the work experience required to finish many STEM degrees, and be paid whilst doing it

  • Get a foot in the door at globally recognised companies with offices around the world

  • Gain advice and support from a leading industry association on interviews, networking, managing up and more through our online training events

  • Have your first taste of a sector that is innovative, exciting, technologically advanced and offers fantastic career opportunities.

Who Can Apply?

This program is open to Third, Fourth year, or Masters female students. International students are welcome to apply, provided their visa covers them for undertaking paid work in Australia, and must provide proof of this.

Successful Applicants to the program receive:
  • A 10 week paid internship at a participating METS company in the METS sector during the November – February summer period

  • Online training events delivered by Austmine, featuring industry speakers, to help you prepare for a future career in the METS sector

  • Access to a dedicated Women in METS LinkedIn Group to help you grow your network in the sector

  • Mentoring, networking coaching and ongoing support from Austmine throughout your internship

2024-25 Program Key Dates:

4th June - Internship placements are advertised and open for applications from students. Internship positions will be added over the month of June so be sure to check back to see new opportunities.

8th July - Recruitment for internship positions closes.

August/September - Interviews with prospective employer companies occur

September/October - Successful students are notified

November - Internships commence

February - Internships conclude

Other Resources:

"Overall, Austmine STEM Program is a well-organised program for helping students gain more real-world experiences. I am absolutely grateful for having this opportunity to participate in the Austmine STEM program and work for Intov8"

 Demi Li, Intern, Intov8

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