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Mining Engineering 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 75,800 / Year

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

Start Date
1 Nov 2024 - 28 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
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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Working rights


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
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At BHP, our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world, and we would like to offer you the opportunity to gain exposure to the resources sector at an early stage of your 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.

International students who have a valid visa with no work restrictions for the duration of the internship program are eligible to apply.

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. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms. 

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
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution

Work rights

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




Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident