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Indigenous Internship Program (Nov 2024)

Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia

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To help build a better world we need the best and brightest. Why not you? Join us as an Intern for 12 weeks in your summer break to start your career.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
Number of Vacancies
AUD 64,700 - 75,800 / Year

Salary pro-rated for weeks worked, mine site based, provided with flights, accommodation, PPE, meals

Start Date
10 Nov 2024 - 7 Feb 2025

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Mar 2024
Applications Close
8 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Medicine & Medical Science
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Nursing & Midwifery
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Public Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Psychology & Counselling
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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If you're looking for an opportunity to build your future, consider the intern opportunities at BHP and take the first step towards laying the foundation for a lifelong career. Why not you?

We offer our Interns the opportunity to:

  • Do paid work in diverse teams who will support, encourage, and help you build your technical skills for the future.
  • Build your own professional network with a range of technical experts and graduates.
  • Attend networking events with other interns and graduates.
  • If your role is based on a mine site we cover your flights, accommodation, PPE clothing and meals.

About the Role

As BHP Intern, you will be able to apply all you’ve learnt in real world situations and use your initiative to seek out projects to showcase your capability.

As a successful intern you’ll get first access to our Australian Graduate Program opportunities or be invited back for another internship if you are in the earlier years of your degree.  

What we are looking for

We are looking for people just like you to help produce essential resources for the energy transition, development of infrastructure, and a better world - both now and in the future.

You’ll be a student who is between their second to penultimate year and is able to work with us for 10-12 weeks over the summer break. 

You will be passionate about making a difference and the desire to learn more about the skills required to drive innovation and deliver outcomes as part of a team.

Your degree could be from one of the following (but not limited) to:

  • Engineering: Mining, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Mine Geotechnical, Civil, Structural, Metallurgy / Minerals Processing, Chemical, Construction Management, Project Management, Instrumentation Control and Automation
  • Science: Earth Science / Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental, Physics, Chemistry, Spatial Science (Surveying), GIS
  • Health Science: Safety, Health
  • Technology: Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Maths and Statistics
  • Business: Commerce. Finance, Accounting

As our Intern opportunities for engineering and science are residentially based near our mining operations or will require you to work on a Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) roster, it is important that you’ll be willing to consider either of these arrangements to undertake an Intern role. Roles such as Technology and Finance will support our operations from our city locations, but they are never far from the action.

About Our Process 

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

In Australia, our Reconciliation Action Plan reflects how we seek to contribute to long-term economic empowerment, social development priorities and cultural well-being of Indigenous peoples in Australia. 

We are committed to respecting Indigenous peoples, listening to Indigenous voices and perspectives, and working collaboratively with Indigenous stakeholders and partners.

In addition, we're dedicated to combating workplace racism through initiatives like cross-cultural training, and we provide on-site support through culturally appropriate Indigenous workforce programs, led by our Indigenous Employment team. 

For more information on a career with BHP, visit: Indigenous peoples and BHP | BHP

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Engineering & Mathematics
IT & Computer Science
Medical & Health Sciences

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.




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