First listed on: 11 July 2017

CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships - Human Resources 

  • Get hands-on research experience
  • Access CSIRO's world-class facilities
  • Apply for a CSIRO Vacation Scholarship today!

Our Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships are run over the Australian summer holidays and offers high achieving and promising undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading CSIRO scientists in our world class facilities. 

Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, engineering or a related field such as science communication. Placements are full time and will typically begin in late November 2017 or early December and can be from 8 to 12 weeks in length. 

Participation in the Vacation Scholarship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry.

CSIRO Human Resources provides support and leadership on people issues to leaders and staff across CSIRO. Our goal is to develop high performing teams working across boundaries.

Projects:          Development of short-term employment register, for details please see the project details

Location:         Black Mountain, Canberra
Scholarship:    $1462.77 per fortnight
Reference:       43707 


To be eligible to apply you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an international student who has full work rights for the 8 to 12 weeks duration (does not require visa sponsorship). 

Vacation scholarships are open to students who:

  •         are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university;
  •         have completed three years of a full-time undergraduate course (exceptional second year students will also be considered); and
  •         have a strong academic record (credit average or higher).

About CSIRO: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet.  Find out more at

Applications close on: Monday 7 August 2017