The Defence Engineering Internship Program (DEIP) - an initiative of, and funded by, the Department of Defence
AITEC - in conjunction with the Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) - will be assisting both 3rd or 4th year Engineering undergraduates (or equivalent) and Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to partner in an exciting opportunity, the Defence Engineering Internship Program (DEIP). Initially funded for two rounds, the Department of Defence has continued to support the Program and has recently extended for a sixth round in the 2017/18 financial year.
The intent of DEIP is to increase engineering students' level of interest and participation in defence industry, particularly with SMEs. The program pairs up to 30 selected engineering students for 12 week internships with selected defence industry SMEs from around Australia.
DEIP is part of the Department's integrated plan to help ensure that the defence Industry has the highly-skilled workforce it needs to deliver the Government's $200 billion investment in Australia's defence capability. Australian workers will be needed to design, install, build, integrate and maintain our ships, submarines, aircraft, land vehicles, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and information technology and cyber security as well as to support the men and women in the Australian Defence Force.
To assist both the students and the SMEs with this placement, DEIP provides financial incentives funded by the Department of Defence. The participating engineering students are employed by the SME for the period of the internship and the SME also receives financial incentives to cover the cost to host the interns as well as reimbursement for the intern's payments.
The placements will be managed by AITEC, an experienced educational project management organisation. For further information about AITEC, go to www.aitec.edu.au