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Year In Industry Student

Position Overview

  • 12 month Internship | Full Time | $51,224 +15.4% super
  • 5 x ANSTO Minerals opportunities available 
  • To be eligible you must be currently completing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry or Chemistry
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs I Free onsite Parking

About the Opportunity

The ANSTO Year in Industry Internship Program is for penultimate year students studying towards relevant scientific and/or engineering degrees. The one-year program provides industry-based learning for students to apply theory and skills to the workplace and use this experience to enhance the value of their remaining study. It is recommended that students defer study and return for their final year following the program.


About the opportunities in ANSTO Minerals

Students joining the ANSTO Minerals program will have the opportunity to be involved with bench and pilot scale process development test work. Activities include equipment design, set-up and operation, sampling, chemical analysis, data assessment and preliminary reporting. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and network within and beyond ANSTO.

About You

“We are looking for students with a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills who have a genuine interest in working in a hands-on research and development environment within the minerals industry”. Mitchell Grierson, Senior Process Engineer, Pilot Plant Operations

Skills and Experience

To be eligible for this opportunity you must:

  • be a penultimate year student in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with at least one full year of study remaining
  • have experience in a university or industry laboratory or other chemistry / chemical engineering related projects
  • have hands-on experience within a process or mechanical environment (desirable)
  • hold current driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle (desirable)


The program is scheduled to start Jan/Feb 2023. Opportunities are full-time paid placements with occasional shift work. Students are required to defer study for the year and will need a confirmation letter from their university.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

ANSTO’s Minerals business is a mining consultancy with world-leading expertise in metallurgical refining and processing including rare earths, lithium, uranium and a wide range of other commodities. We work with mining companies in Australia and around the world to design processes, from laboratory through to pilot plant testing. We provide clients with in-depth feasibility analyses and solutions to key processing challenges that impact their bottom line.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Work-life balance 
  • Generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Mitchell Grierson on (02) 9717 9464. For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 9912.


To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.


Application closing date:  Sunday 28 August 2022


All applicants must be Australian citizens.


In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.