CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Studentships - Space and Astronomy

Date: 1 Jul 2024

Location: Various, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity

 

  • Get hands-on experience in Australia’s leading scientific research organisation.
  • Access CSIRO's world-class facilities and work with a supportive team to deliver solutions with real impact.
  • Launch your career in science and 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 CSIRO researchers in our world class facilities.

 

Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, technology or a related field such as science communication.  Placements are full time and will be from 25 November 2024 to 7 February 2025 (although there may be some flexibility). 

 

Participation in the Vacation Studentship Program has influenced countless students in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD and/or built successful research career; either within CSIRO, universities, or industry.

 

Our space and astronomy research enables humanity to better understand the Earth and Universe. It contributes to solving the greatest challenges and building future industry. For more information please see our website at Space and Astronomy (link).

 

Projects:  Space and Astronomy have 21 projects available across a range of disciplines, for information and contacts details please see the Project List (link to Excel file)


Location:  Sydney, Perth and Canberra (refer to the project list above for specific details)
Stipend:  $1,915.90 per fortnight

Duration: Placements are full time for 10 weeks between November 2024 and February 2025.

Reference:  97359

 

To be considered you will need

  • To be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university.
  • Have completed 3 years (full-time equivalent) of an undergraduate course, however exceptional second-year students may be considered.
  • A strong academic record (credit average or higher).
  • An interest in pursuing a research career in science or technology, or a career in a related discipline.
  • The ability to undertake a full-time placement for 8-12 weeks over the university summer vacation period.

 

Eligibility

Applications for these studentships are open to: Australian and New Zealand Citizens; Australian Permanent Residents; and International students who have full work rights for the duration of the placement (do not require visa sponsorship).

 

Appointment to this role may be subject to conditions including provision of a national police check as well as other security/medical/character clearance requirements.

 

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.

 

About CSIRO

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.

 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

 

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How to Apply

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 your two preferred research projects for Space and Astronomy in order of preference; and enter your Grade Point Average (GPA) as per the University Admission Centre’s methodology.  If you have a WAM, please read the Methodology on this site and calculate a GPA using the formula provided.

 

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

 

Applications Close

Monday 12 August 2024, 11:00pm AEST