Summer Internship Program

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Redbank

Job Type: Casual, Contract/temp


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Create future technologies with us!

The RDA Summer internship program provides a platform to launch your career in the defence industry. The 12 week program provides students with hands on experience, access to technical mentoring, challenging real world projects, professional development and structured performance feedback with opportunities to be considered for our Graduate Program.

We offer paid work experience to Engineering students who are currently in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate study in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Materials, Electrical, Electronics, Software or Systems Engineering.

About your new team

Our summer interns will be embedded in engineering teams based out of our state-of-the-art Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank. This contemporary and one-of-a-kind facility includes a production hall, test track, firing tunnel, EMC Chamber and training auditorium spread out on 11 hectares alongside the Brisbane River offering students the opportunity to have hands on experience with military vehicle manufacturing process.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Students in their penultimate or final year of study for an Engineering degree (preferably Mechanical, Mechatronic, Materials, Electrical, Electronics, Software or Systems Engineering)
  • Must be available to work full time between 21st November 2022 and 17th February 2023 with two weeks off over Christmas.
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (so must hold Australian Citizenship).

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do
  • Attractive remuneration packages
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight
  • Flexible working practices
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing
  • We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

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Next steps

It begins with us getting to know you and what drives you to achieve success. We carefully consider each application, then shortlisted applicants are invited to complete a video interview. If we feel you will be a good fit, we’ll invite you to attend an assessment centre or interview which will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate the required attributes to succeed in our program.

If you are successful, you will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Apply now!

Applications close: 9th October 2022

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact RDA Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] and quote REF#AU01071.

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