BHP - Engineering Cybernetics Internship (LIFT Program) for Women

Perth, WA

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills, and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. We invite you to come and be a part of this success.

 At BHP, we know that inclusive, diverse teams perform better because they promote safety, productivity, and wellbeing. Inclusive and diverse teams are simply better for business.

We are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive, where everyone feels valued, empowered, and excited to be a part of BHP. 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. 


Job Description 

BHP is currently looking to recruit 15 women Engineering undergraduates who are excited and eager to be part of a collaborative and inclusive workplace. The aim of this program is to provide real world Engineering experiences to encourage undergraduates to continue their studies. We need your creative and resourceful insights to positively influence the future of BHP. This is an opportunity that will enrich and support your future Engineering studies.

We are a team that believes in providing opportunities to a broad and diverse talent pool. Shortlisted students will be asked to attend an interactive group interview to discuss in more detail the nature of the internship.

This role will give you a solid grasp of work-life cycles and enhance your problem-solving and technical skills. Chosen candidates will be assigned a mentor who will explain the role and provide ongoing guidance and activities to support your outcome-based learning journey.

This will be a paid internship consisting of 15 hours/week and you will be able to choose when you want to do the hours, we are open 24/7.

An example timetable could be

  • During Semester – Work Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. 
  • During Exam time – No work, but makeup time during holidays if you want.
  • During Holidays - Work Monday and Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 


Desired Skills and Experience  

  • Integrity and strong work ethic
  • Good Problem solving
  • Passionate about your area of studies      
  • A self-motivated and can-do approach      
  • Good communication skills   
  • Good time management skills



  • Currently, an Engineering undergraduate working towards completing an Australian Degree 
  • Transcript of your previous semester results (results above 60% preferred)
  • In place of your cover letter instead, submit a 300-word response to the question - 

 "Present an original engineering-based idea that could improve safety in mining”  


This internship amounts to $19,500 for a woman Engineering Undergraduate working part-time for 12 months. 





  • Type

    Work Integrated Learning

  • Company


  • Scholarship Amount


  • Undergrad or Postgrad


  • Length

    12 months

  • Working hours

    Part time

  • Required residency

    Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Application closing date


  • Expected start date


  • Location

    Perth, WA