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CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Studentship - Learning Academy

Date: 08-Jul-2021

Location: Newcastle, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO


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  • Apply for a CSIRO Vacation Studentship today!


Our Undergraduate Vacation Studentships are run over the Australian summer holidays and offer high achieving and promising undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading CSIRO researchers and stakeholders in our world class facilities.


Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, technology or a related field in Enterprise Support functions.  Placements are full time and typically begin in late November or early December and can be from 8 - 12 weeks in length.


CSIRO's Learning Academy is designed to support our people to build their capability, confidence and connections. Our  aim is to build learning mindsets so we can boost CSIRO's innovation performance and amplify our impact.


The Learning Academy team have the following vacation studentship available:


Project Title:  Leadership Labs

Location:  Newcastle, NSW

Scholarship:  $1,622.86 per fortnight

Reference:  76041


Project Description


We have an opportunity for the right person to contribute to the development of CSIRO's Leadership Learning Labs.  CSIRO is taking a new approach to leadership development, making it more accessible for all our people.  We are creating a learning environment that has more options for our people to learn including virtual classrooms, self-directed learning, learning in the flow of work and social learning.  This new approach means we have a significant change process as an organisation and a lot of work to do to align our learning design and delivery to this new way of learning in CSIRO.


The project will be focused on helping to bring this new vision of learning to life in our leadership learning team.  This will include the use of technology, new methods of learning design and delivery and the development of engagement campaign to raise awareness of the new approach and learning offerings  available to our people. In addition there will be a strong focus on the measurement of our success, impact and ROI of our learning solutions.  This will include the design of in depth evaluation tools and data analytics to measure changes in our leaders behaviour and the impact of this on our broader organisation.


Project Duties/Tasks


Duties will include:

  • supporting the Leadership Learning Lead with curriculum design
  • contribute to development and testing of learning solutions and technologies and proposing suitable changes and improvements
  • Support stakeholder engagement activities
  • Contribute to the development of a communication and campaign plan
  • Contribute to the development of deep evaluation tools and capability assessments
  • Analysis of learning data available from existing sources and evaluation of possible future data sources


Relevant Fields of Study


This project is open to students of all science and engineering disciplines as well as those studying:

  • Human Resources
  • Organisational Development
  • Adult Education
  • Leadership and Management
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Communication


Contact: For more details please contact Yvette Ryan phone on (02) 4960 6039 or email




To be eligible to apply you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an international student who has full work rights for the 8 to 12 weeks duration (does not require visa sponsorship). 


Vacation scholarships are open to students who:

  • are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university;
  • have completed at least three years of a full-time (or equivalent) undergraduate course (however exceptional second year students may be considered);
  • have a strong academic record (credit average or higher);
  • intend to pursue a research career in science or technology, or a career in a related discipline; and
  • are available to undertake a full-time placement for 8-12 weeks over the university summer vacation period.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.


Apply Online


To apply you will be required to:

  1. submit a Resume/CV and Cover Letter (as one document) in the ‘Resume/CV field which includes:
    • the reasons why the research project/s you have selected are of interest to you and how your skills/knowledge meet the project requirements; and
    • an outline of your longer-term career aspirations and how this program will help you achieve them.
  2. upload your academic results in the ‘Cover Letter’ field;
  3. in the ‘Education’ section select your university from the Educational Institute list; 
  4. in the ‘Job-Specific Information’ section select ‘Not Applicable’ for both Preference 1 and Preference 2; and enter your Grade Point Average (GPA).


If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email:


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At CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.  We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact.


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Applications Close

Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 11:00pm AEST


COVID-19 restrictions:  We have many projects on offer across our sites and we hope to fill all of these positions, however please be aware that the COVID-19 restrictions could impact some projects.  Depending on the restrictions in place we may not be able to proceed with some projects or we may be required to only consider students who reside closer to the location due to restricted interstate travel. We will endeavour to keep everyone informed of any changes as we progress through the recruitment process.