Student opportunities

Internship Program

Apply now for the ASD Internship Program

Are you interested in furthering your knowledge of cyber security, information security or cryptography while gaining valuable workplace experience?

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) sponsors an Internship Program for tertiary students studying ICT, cyber or information security, engineering, mathematics or other STEM fields. Internships are undertaken during university summer holidays.

Internships are project-based, relating to current programs or future initiatives such as:

Students will be engaged on a full-time non-ongoing short-term contract for 3 months at an APS 2-level salary (800K PDF) during university summer holidays.

The Internship Program is run from the ASD Information Security Hub or the new Australian Cyber Security Centre in Canberra.

Eligibility and selection criteria

To apply for an internship you must meet ALL the following eligibility and application criteria:

Application process


Work experience

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) offers work experience placements within the Defence Work Experience Program at the ASD Information Security Hub. ASD is the national authority for information security and offers students experience working on information security research projects on:

Preference will be given to senior high school students who can demonstrate high achievement in mathematics and science and show a keen interest in information technology. Students with an aptitude for discovering how technology works rather than the use of technology will be considered favourably.

The duration and timing of work experience placements is negotiable.

All placements are in Canberra. Students from interstate are welcome to participate but are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

At the conclusion of each student's work experience, supervisors, work experience coordinators and parents will be invited to a presentation of students' achievements during the placement.

Learn more and apply now for the Defence Work Experience Program at the ASD Information Security Hub.