Blog icon

Gain real-world experience and skills today

Experience Centre at Western Sydney International Airport ©  CSIRO

Generation STEM Links is for NSW-based VET or university students in their second to last or final year of undergraduate study, looking to gain experience in a STEM business/project relevant to their field of study.

Finding an internship that pays, equips you with on-the-job skills and offers flexibility is challenging. This is where Generation STEM Links can help and support.

The program allows students to tailor their placement depending on their study schedules and gain industry-specific skills. Student interns will be paid a minimum of $25 per hour.

Aside from creating professional connections, you will gain new skills and put your knowledge into action.

The program will also allow you to get a taste of potential career pathways which could ultimately land you a future job or dream STEM career.

For more information, please refer to the Generation STEM Links Program Guidelines PDF (299 KB).

To apply for Generation STEM Links, please complete the Student Application Form and attach a current resume.

You can submit a general application or specify if you are interested in a specific internship. Also, see here for current available placements.

How to submit a strong application

  • Use the application questions to emphasise your achievements, interests and goals. Relate your responses to the job description if applying for a specific placement.
  • Use the application to highlight your written communication skills and the interview to showcase your verbal communication skills.
  • List your technical skills in your resume. We use these to highlight you to our industry partners and refer to them when new opportunities emerge that suit your skill set.
  • Add hobbies that relate to your STEM course or career goals. With COVID-19 disruptions to regular hands-on practice, you may want to include any personal projects or licenses obtained.
  • Avoid answering application questions by telling us you would like to gain industry experience from the program. Instead, highlight skills you would like to develop through a placement.
  • Avoid listing your course codes as an example of your experiences. Each educational institution has different course codes, and content may vary. Instead, focus on the learnings and how you can apply these in a working environment.

Learn more about Generation STEM Links

Contact the team to find out more about Generation STEM Links or to register your interest.

Contact us

Contact us

Find out how we can help you and your business. Get in touch using the form below and our experts will get in contact soon!

CSIRO will handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and our Privacy Policy.

First name must be filled in

Surname must be filled in

I am representing *

Please choose an option

Please provide a subject for the enquriy

0 / 100

We'll need to know what you want to contact us about so we can give you an answer

0 / 1900

You shouldn't be able to see this field. Please try again and leave the field blank.