Department of State Development

Enhancing student learning experiences and improving their future value to business.

The South Australian Government awards several Defence Honours Scholarships and Defence and STEM Internships each year.  Both Scholarships and Internships are linked to local companies providing an excellent opportunity for employers to work directly with South Australian students to explore innovative ideas and exciting research.

Students are also able to enhance their future career and employability prospects by working on real-world tasks with some of the State’s most advanced technology companies.

Up to 9 internships and 10 honours scholarships will be available per year.

Defence Honours Scholarship Program

The 2017 Defence Honours Scholarship Program is now open for interested companies to apply. This program provides an excellent opportunity for industry to explore innovative ideas by engaging South Australia’s most talented young minds, while contributing to the development of our highly skilled workforce. Applications from industry will close by 5pm Friday 17 June 2016.

Expression of Interest - Defence Honours Scholarship Program
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Defence and STEM Internship Program

Round 3 of the Defence and STEM Internship Program is now open to interested companies to apply. This Program funds up to 9 student internships of between 12 and 24 weeks with defence companies and STEM –based industries. This Program provides industry partners with an opportunity to tap into new ideas and insight from students learning cutting edge technologies and applications, in order to explore new or existing projects.  Applications from industry will close by 5pm Friday 29 April 2016.

Expression of Interest - Defence and STEM Internship Program
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For more information, contact:

Joanne Le Duc
Senior Policy Officer
Office of Science, Technology and Research
Phone 8463 4421
Email joanne.leduc@sa.gov.au