Applications for CIN internships are now open!


Seven opportunities from six CIN industry member organisations are now available. The opportunities are closely aligned with priority areas of CIN. We encourage prospective interns to familiarise themselves with CIN priority areas here and visit the website of the advertising organisation before applying.


The CIN internships are open to students from CIN member universities who are currently undertaking postgraduate studies (HDR)


3 months (3 months or 12 weeks – intern salary is advertised on a monthly basis)

Monthly Stipend

$5,000 ($15,000 total over the course of the 3-month internship)

Type of Placement

This is a full time opportunity

Applications Close

Friday, 25th August 2023, 11:59 pm

Application deadline has been extended! Friday, 15th September 2023, 11:59pm APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Available Opportunities

* Up to $3,000 will be provided to interns in placements outside NSW to cover relocation costs. Exact figure will be determined in collaboration with CIN.

The Australian Government’s 3-year Broadcasting Resilience Program (BRP) will provide $20 million to improve the resilience of 107 ABC radio sites used for emergency broadcasting which are at a higher risk of service failure due to natural disasters. As an intern, you will be working to support the development of solutions for this programDownload the full position description here.

Please note: position is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified candidates

operates one of the most extensive broadcast networks in the world. Our network allows Australia’s public national broadcasters to maintain connection with Australians through floods, bushfires, cyclones and other natural disasters. BAI will be expanding into the public and private wireless markets leveraging significant international expertise from our sibling company recently rebranded as Boldyn Networks.
Download the full position description here.

Mining operations are primarily located in vastly remote areas where internet and communication connectivity is not only difficult but costly. The primary need of this project is in addressing high availability communication infrastructure difficulties for high-volume mining operations in very remote areas of the Australian outback. The key focus is maintaining requirements for minimum economic impact and ensuring the product is rapidly deployable and relocatable to maximise communication flexibility. Download the full position description here.

 Regardless of the area of focus, everyone is facing the challenges of reduced funding, increasing complexity in an uncertain economy. The objective of this project is to locate additional sources of funding and support, both local and international, that are not traditionally available. Developing a user-friendly software platform to track, monitor and catalogue grants from around the world will help our decision-making. The work will include creating a full-stack website designed to host these services initially for internal use and then for external development. Download the full position description here.

The project aims to optimise nbn’s automation framework using current and future capability to progress toward closed loop automation, including defining how ML/AI capability can be leveraged. The expected outcomes are reduced time to detect and resolve network issues. In this project we will look into how does automation and AI identify performance degradation, silent failures and other network defects quicker and assist with the resolution both in terms of identifying actions and automating the fault resolution process. Download the full position description here.

This project aims to evaluate various commercial SD-WAN technologies for use with GEO, MEO and LEO Satellite services at remote locations. There are numerous use cases for high-speed remote data connections, which have traditionally been provided by Geostationary satellite services. With the emergence of new LEO satellite services and the expansion of mobile and fixed wireless services into remote areas, there are now many connectivity choices, each with its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, reliability, mobility, latency, and other performance metrics.  Download the full position description here.

The aim of the project is to improve the test bed of Senstra’s energy monitoring devices and create visualisations. The intern will work on the test bed created by other PhD students from UNSW that currently work with Senstra and will be able to contribute and learn the industry challenges in adoption of IoT. Download the full position description here.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit:
  • Resume (no more than 2 pages, sans serif, 11pt font)  
  • Cover Letter outlining how your skills and interests match the advertised internship (no more than 1 page, sans serif, 11pt font)
  • A statement of up to 300 words signed by your supervisor(s) supporting you to undertake the internship
Friday, 25th August 2023, 11:59 pm Application deadline has been extended! Friday, 15th September 2023, 11:59pm

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to not appoint interns if there are no suitable candidates. 


Can I apply for more than 1 opportunity?

Yes, given your skillset matches the available internships. 

What should I include in my resume?

A resume should include your name, contact details, qualifications, skill, work experience (if any), volunteering (if any). 

When is the start date?

The start date will be negotiated between the student and the organisation that provides the internship, however, it is expected that the intern will start the internship within 2 months from being offered the opportunity.

What if my supervisor doesn’t support my application?

We can only accept applications with a support form signed by your supervisor. If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact your HDR Office team for support.

I missed the deadline; can I still apply?

We will not accept applications past the advertised deadline.