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CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships - Data61

Date: 05-Jul-2019

Location: Various, AU

Company: CSIRO


  • Work with the organisation that invented WiFi!
  • Get hands-on research experience
  • Apply for a Data61 CSIRO Vacation Scholarship today


Data61 CSIRO vacation scholarships run over the Australian summer holidays and offer high achieving university students the opportunity to collaborate with leading Data61 CSIRO researchers and innovators.

Students have the chance to work on real world projects with real world applications. Placements are full time from between 25 November 2019 and 21 February 2020 (although there may be some flexibility around dates).

CSIRO is a research organisation that has changed the world in which we live. Our greatest hits include the invention of WiFi, plastic banknotes and Aerogard. We solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s leading data innovation network and our mission is to create Australia’s data-driven future and build a better world for future generations. Check out some of our current projects on robotics, cyber-security and AI and machine learning. View our website for more information.


Projects:  Data61 has 54 projects available, for details please see the project list (link to Excel file)
Location:  Various (refer to list of projects above for specific details)
Scholarship:  $1,559.85 per fortnight
Reference:  62551      



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 at an Australian university;
  • have completed at least three years of a full-time undergraduate course (however exceptional second year students may be considered);
  • have a strong academic record (credit average or higher); and
  • Intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study.


Apply Online

To apply for a Vacation Scholarship 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 your preferred research projects in order of preference; and 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:


CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I Strategy



At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 


Applications Close

5 August 2019

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