Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Internship Program

The internship program is a unique opportunity for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to gain experience and build networks within the South Australian defence and space industries.

Commencing in 2017, the 12-month program provides up to 60 days of paid work as a South Australian Government employee, connecting with a professional mentor to provide support throughout the experience.

Defence SA has now hosted four interns through the program, with past participants going on to forge careers in the defence and space industries.

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and are interested in a career with the defence or space industry, you can apply now for this exciting opportunity.

Applications are now closed. Sign up to our newsletter to be informed about the 2024 program.

To read the full criteria and further information about the program, see this document on the Defense SA website:

full program criteria

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download the PDF application form and email it to DefenceSA.Enquiries@defencesa.com. You can download the PDF here:
    PDF application form
  2. Use the online application form on the Defence SA website