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About the placement

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

As an environmental scientist you will work alongside the safety team and will have the opportunity to work across both lab-based projects and/or field work carrying out sample testing and analysis. You may also be involved in developing environmental risk assessments in line with the AKD safety team. Please note that your direct supervisor for this role will be remote and consider this in your application if applying to participate as part of your university program. AKD employs a zero-waste policy across the whole organisation.

Work arrangements

  • Start date: Winter OR Summer 2024
  • Working arrangement: Part-time or Full-time as agreed by student and AKD
  • Remuneration: $25/h + super
  • Location: Tumut NSW
  • Accommodation support available for students outside of the region

Desired capabilities

  • In their penultimate to final year of a STEM degree or qualification.
  • A background in Environmental Science or similar
  • Ability to comprehend and translate complex problems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously.


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

About the Industry Partner

Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd (known as AKD) is a 100% Australian owned and operated integrated forestry and timber processing company with operations in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. AKD has a wide range of products and an end-to-end planning process that enables products to be made to order and dispatched to our customers across Australia. AKD’s products are used in a wide range of applications, including in the housing, outdoor, renovations, garden and landscaping, and agricultural markets.


If you are interested in this internship, please submit your EOI and CV online through the Student Application webform and please specify CODE0090c.

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