Discovery Internship Program

We are seeking applicants for CSIRO Mineral Resources Discovery Programís student internship program for July 2018 to June 2019.

Applications are open for outstanding university students (3rd year undergraduate or postgraduate level) to join CSIRO Mineral Resources for a 3 month internship to work on projects directly related to the Discovery Programís two impact areas: Exploration through cover, and Orebody knowledge.

CSIRO offers a total living allowance of $6000 to a minimum of 3 successful interns. Note that upfront travel costs (including visas) will need to be met by the successful applicants. All internships will be based in Perth, Western Australia.

Available projects for 2018-2019

  • Landscape and palaeovalley evolution in Western Australia
  • Extending the CSIRO electromagnetic software codes
  • Martite-goethite iron ore: Goethite microchemistry and electron backscatter diffraction
  • Developing a proof of concept for the integration of a file synchronisation service with links to CSIRO O2D and CSIRO DAP
  • Towards an integrated analysis of mineralogical, geochemical, and geophysical signatures
  • Characterising Li-host minerals in exploration cost effectively and quickly
  • Australian sources of cobalt and mineralogical deportment in Ni-Co deposits

Project descriptions are attached.

Application process

To apply for an internship please submit the following to before 23 March 2018:

  • Full CV, including current university course, expected completion dates, and contact details of an academic supervisor.
  • A cover letter, including a summary of your personal areas of research interest and how they align with the two impact areas of the Discovery Program.
  • Your preferred project title(s), including why you are interested in that project.

Note that all interns MUST be registered as a student at a university DURING their internship, or provide evidence of enrolment in a university course that commences after the internship.

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