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About the placement

This internship is with Concept Paints and is facilitated by the CSIRO’s Generation STEM Links program.

You will work with the lead chemist to develop, test and improve new solutions and colour varieties for automotive paints. Typical car paints use solvent-based tints, and these make up an entire automotive tint system, mixing different paint tints to achieve the desired colour.

Concept Paints is working to develop a new and unique waterborne automotive tint system. Working with an experienced team, you will use your understanding of chemistry to conduct bench top experiments, testing the viscosity, consistency, colour and composition of new, water-based paints that can be used for automotive vehicles.

This role has the potential for long term employment for the right candidate.

Work arrangements

  • Start date: September/October
  • Working arrangement: Part time for 200 hours on a fixed term contract, possibility of extension
  • Remuneration: $25/hour on a temporary contract with the Concept Paints.
  • Location: St Mary’s, NSW

Desired capabilities

  • Good understanding of Chemistry.
  • Experience working in a chemistry laboratory.
  • Able to stand for long extensive periods of time.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Able to problem solve.


  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be in your penultimate or final year of an undergraduate qualification.

About the Industry Partner

Concept Paints is an Australian family-owned company based in Sydney, specialising in the manufacture of automotive, industrial and ancillary paint products. Their products and customer service are of the highest quality. They take pride in their innovative range which is geared towards meeting all customer needs.

As Australia's 6th largest paint manufacturer, they specialise in the development and manufacture of automotive and industrial coatings, exporting to the Americas, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia

Apply Here

If you are interested in this internship, please submit your EOI and CV online through the Student Application webform and please specify CODE0062a.

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