Intern with AusOcean

Applications for 2021/2022 summer internships are open until September 8th. This 3-month paid engineering internship runs from December to February providing real-world, multidisciplinary learning experiences and counts towards fullfilling engineering degree requirements. Previous interns have hailed from mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer systems engineering and computer science. Software skills are essential. Experience with the Go programming language is a plus, though not required.

This year we are also taking on an education intern who will help co-design and produce online instructional materials and educational designs for our school program Network Blue. Learn more about this position here.

The program is based at AusOcean's facility in Willunga, South Australia, with several field trips planned. Scuba diving a plus.

To apply email your CV (résumé), transcript and a cover letter to jobs(at)

2019/2020 summer interns
2019/2020 summer interns

Over the summer of 2019/2020 AusOcean was home to 4 interns, forming a diverse team spanning electrical/electronic engineering, mechatronics engineering, robotics engineering and marine biology. Each intern has published a report on the AusOcean blog:

2018/2019 summer interns

Over the summer of 2018/2019 AusOcean was again home to 3 interns, forming a multidisciplinary team spanning computer science (Trek, far left) electrical/electronic engineering and computer science (Emily, 2nd from left), and marine biology (Catherine, 2nd from right). Each intern has published a report on the AusOcean blog:

2017/2018 summer interns

The 2017/2018 internship involved designing and building the infrastructure for an underwater sensor network. Data (including video and audio) collected from surface and seafloor-mounted devices was transmitted via a shore-to-sea communications link and from there was streamed to the cloud for storage and analysis. Interns comprised a multidisciplinary team spanning mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science and marine biology. As a bonus, there were several boat and diving trips.

Volunteer with AusOcean

If you would like to volunteer with AusOcean, email us with the subject "AusOcean volunteer". Please include a short note about why you'd like to get involved.