Austmine STEM METS Career Pathways Program




Applications for the 2021 - 22 Program NOW CLOSED

Information Session

The information session presentations for the 2021-22 program are available below.





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About the Program

The Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program offers students the opportunity to receive a paid internship at one of Austmine’s world-leading member companies.


The program is designed to provide students on-the-job experience, mentoring and soft skills training for a successful career in the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, through a ten-week paid internship at an Austmine member company. Participating students also receive online coaching, honorary Austmine membership and ongoing support through their internship. 


Austmine, the leading industry body for the Australian METS sector, developed this program with support from METS Ignited, the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centre dedicated to the METS sector. Together, we are working to increase the number of students seeking a career in the dynamic, innovative and technologically advanced METS sector.

If you have questions about this program you can contact the Program Coordinator:

Why apply to the program?
  • Receive 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?

Second, Third, Fourth year, or Masters students, at participating universities, studying any STEM subject. First year, and PhD students, are not eligible. 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

  • A student membership to Austmine for 12 months, allowing you to access member news, resources and pricing for networking events

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

  • Ongoing support from Austmine throughout your internship


2020-21 Program Key Dates:

June 2021 - Program information sessions held for students

July 2021 - Internship placements advertised and open for applications from students

August 2021 - Students are shortlisted

September 2021 - Interviews with prospective employer companies occur

October 2021 - Successful students are notified

November 2021 - Internships commence

February 2022 - Internships finish

Critical 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