UPDATED :: Paid summer internships available in the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Sector

METS is a global sector and employment within it can often mean travel and growth opportunities far beyond what other industries can offer.


The METS sector is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. It employs 3 times as many people as the mining sector, is the source of 75% of all mining innovation and is home to dynamic, agile and exciting technology companies. However, the METS sector is currently facing a shortage of young employees with a STEM background.

Austmine is the industry body for the METS Sector, and they’ve partnered up with METS Ignited (the Federal Government growth centre for METS), leading METS companies and universities around the country to create the Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program.

This program will provide second, third and fourth years and master level students, currently studying any STEM degree, with a 10-week paid internship during the 2020-21 summer break. This includes online coaching and industry insights, and access to an online network of your peers and potential employers. Many degrees require practical, on the job experience in order to graduate, and if you are successful in your application to Austmine’s program – you’ll get just that.

There are currently eight internships on offer in NSW. Click the links to find out more.

With Geological Survey of NSW @ Maitland NSW, starting 2020

With Metallurgical Systems @ Sydney NSW, starting November 2020

With Swanson Industries @Newcastle NSW, starting November 2020

With Techenomics @Newcastle NSW, starting November 2020

With Endress+Hauser @Macquarie Hills NSW, starting November 2020

Access more information about the positions at Hot Rubble.

For more information, including FAQs for students, and interviews with 2019 participants, go to the Austmine website here.

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