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Applications are open for the South Australian Defence Industry Scholarship Program – Semester 1, 2024

The South Australian Defence Industry Scholarship Program (DISP), funded by Defence SA, offers companies of all sizes in South Australia’s defence industry to host undergraduate higher education students for a semester-long, unpaid internship in 2024.

If you are a small (1-19 people) or medium (20-199 people) sized company in South Australia’s defence industry, government grants to help you recruit, train, and retain undergraduate students into your business are available in 2024.

Small-sized companies can receive $4,500 per student you host, while medium-sized companies can receive a $2,500 grant for each student placed.

Eligible students must be an Australian citizen residing in South Australia, and enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, maths or business degree in one of South Australia’s three universities: Flinders, Adelaide, or UniSA. Students in their final year of their undergraduate degree, or completing a postgraduate Honours or Masters degree, are eligible to receive a scholarship of $8,000 if they are placed with a SME or $10,000 if hosted by a Defence Prime or large company.

Expressions of interest are now open: If you wish to advertise an available internship through the South Australian program for 2024, please contact Patricia Zoltan, Project Officer of the South Australian Defence Industry Scholarship Program, via <>.

Expressions of interest for companies close 15 January 2024.