Shoal Internship

The Shoal Internship program offers a 12 week, paid internship for two undergraduate, engineering or maths students to join our team in Adelaide or Canberra. Each year, we seek students with a thirst for curiosity. Shoal interns are given a ‘project’ to work on together. Interns use Model Based Systems Engineering to investigate interesting projects. Recent projects have included:

  • A pumped hydro scheme at Lake Onslow in New Zealand learning about renewable power and the role of systems engineers in infrastructure
  • Exploring Earth observation data to solve problems for Australian industry
  • Modelling and simulation of aerospace vehicles to verify flight data Women in Aviation event

The intern team is supported to develop and deliver concise and impactful presentations to help formalise the project and build on presentation their skills.

Our interns are encouraged to think about their development goals and engage with Shoal more broadly.

To support this our interns get weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with team members from across the company from our CEO to senior technical leadership and recent graduates.

Application process

We undertake a competitive selection process, challenging students to team up with a partner to pitch their ideas in a video application. The video must address the internship question (to be released when applications open – refer ‘Key dates’). Your video can be filmed on your phone, must be no longer than 60 seconds and use very minimal edits (we want to focus on your response, not editing skills).

Alongside the video, you will also need to submit your Curricula Vitae (CV), and a one page cover letter that introduces each partner and your complementary skill set as a team.  Feel free to prepare these elements of your application prior to the release of our question.

If you have registered with us using the form below, you will be emailed our internship question when it is released. You will have four days to prepare your pitch and submit it via this web page

How to apply 

We are currently taking pre-registrations for the Shoal internship 2023. Applications will open mid-2022.