Watch the video below to meet Chloe! She is a high-calibre engineering undergraduate from an Australian tertiary education institution. She is passionate about her work, creative, and intelligent. Chloe is about to have her first internship experience. Watch to learn about Chloe’s experience, and the experience you could have as a Shoal intern!

Shoal is offering a paid summer internship for a team of two undergraduate or masters students. We are looking for those who are interested in aerospace engineering, software engineering, and systems engineering.

The successful team will work closely with a technical supervisor on an engineering project, while developing skills in project management, and experiencing the Shoal culture!

The following are an indication of the project topics (full scope and content will be defined upon initiation of the program):

  • Building and simulating rocket models to assess system performance and modelling techniques
  • Visualising complex systems designs to better communicate the complexity of a large and interconnected network of elements
  • Integrating descriptive modelling with analytical modelling


Your application:

This is a team-based program – you must apply as a pair and will be working together for the duration of the internship. Your application will feature a 300-word executive summary, individual CVs, and a 60-second video to answer the following question:

How much pizza will be consumed on Mars in the Year 2100?


Applications have now closed and are currently being evaluated.

Download the Brochure here







Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by ‘Paid internship’?

An approximate wage of $25 per hour plus superannuation will be paid to each member of the successful team to compensate them for their contribution to Shoal. Over the nominal time of the internship of 12 weeks, and 38 hours per week this would equate to a remuneration of around $11,400 per person. Noting, we will be flexible on start and finish times to ensure we find the right team, and hence this total remuneration is an approximation.

Are any additional expenses covered by the ‘paid internship’

No. Other than the abovementioned wage, all other expenses (such as flights to attend the internship, accommodation, travel to and from work, incidentals etc if required) will be at the expense of the interns.

Can Shoal be flexible with respect to the start and end dates of the internship?

Yes. Shoal is seeking applicants for a 3 month internship however recognise that good candidates may have an exam or other extra-curricular activities that might impact their capacity to commence the internship within the stated timeframe. As such, we are willing to be reasonably flexible with the start date of the internship. If you require this flexibility, please a note in your executive summary when submitting your application.

What support will I receive during the internship?

During the internship you can expect to be partnered with two junior Systems Engineers, with overall guidance from a Senior Engineer who will provide advice on your internship project. Working as part of Shoal’s collaborative culture, you will also enjoy the opportunity to participate in company all-in meetings, Engineering Knowledge Sharing sessions, Sector Team Meetings and have access to other Engineering professionals and leads, including Shoal’s Chief Engineer.

In addition, you will undertake a comprehensive induction upon commencement, which will help you get up to speed with how things are done at Shoal, so you can focus on your project.

Shoal takes its internship seriously and commits to ensuring its interns are provided every opportunity to learn and enjoy the Shoal culture.

You have stated that you are seeking applications from teams of two (2)? What if I can’t find anyone to apply with me?

It is Shoal’s preference to take on a team of two (2) interns as we have found, through experience with our 2016 interns, that this provides a good opportunity for team mates to support each other through the internship program. If you can’t find anyone to apply with, consider ways in which to tap into other individuals facing a similar situation. One of Shoal’s values is ‘Creative’ – consider how you could be ‘creative’ with respect to partnering with other interested parties to apply for the internship.

May I edit my video application?

No. Videos must be no longer than 1 min in length. Rather than your editing prowess, we are seeking insight into your team dynamic, problem solving and thought processes.

I am having difficulty uploading my application. Who can I contact?

Contact Shoal on (02) 6239 4288 and advise that you’re having trouble uploading your application for the 2018/19 internship program. You will be directed to the most appropriate person.

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