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CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Studentships - Space and Astronomy

Date: 07-Jul-2021

Location: Various, AU

Company: CSIRO

  • Get hands-on research experience
  • Access CSIRO's world-class facilities
  • 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 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 22 November 2021 to 4 February 2022 (although there may be some flexibility).  Students may also undertake an observing trip to or remotely observe on the Australian Telescope Compact Array in Narrabri, NSW.

Participation in the Vacation Studentship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in collaboration with CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university 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 16 projects available across a range of disciplines, for details please see the project list (link to Excel file)
Location:  Sydney, Perth and Canberra (refer to the project list above for specific details)
Scholarship:  $1,622.86 per fortnight
Reference: 75727

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

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 duration of the placement (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 for an Undergraduate 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 two preferred research projects for Space and Astronomy in order of preference; and 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.

 

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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.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

 

Applications Close

Wednesday 4 August 2021
 

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.