Austmine STEM METS Program
Applications are now CLOSED for 2020-21 placements.
Applications for the 2020-21 program will open in July 2021.
A number of information sessions sessions will take place prior to applications opening. The information session presentation for the 2020-21 program is available for download. Further information in the 2021-22 program information sessions will be available soon.
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 Marianne Cummings, Program Coordinator:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Links to Other Opportunities.
"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