Department of State Development

Enhancing student learning experiences and improving their future value to business.

The South Australian Government awards several Defence Honours Scholarships and Defence and STEM Internships each year.  Both Scholarships and Internships are linked to local companies providing an excellent opportunity for employers to work directly with South Australian students to explore innovative ideas and exciting research.

Students are also able to enhance their future career and employability prospects by working on real-world tasks with some of the State’s most advanced technology companies.

Up to 9 internships and 10 honours scholarships will be available per year. 

Defence Honours Scholarship Program

The 2017 Defence Honours Scholarship Program is now open for student nominations. Students must contact their universities/career hub to find out more information.  

This program provides an excellent opportunity for industry to explore innovative ideas by engaging South Australia’s most talented young minds, while contributing to the development of our highly skilled workforce. 

Expressions of interest from industry for the 2018 program will open July 2017.

Defence and STEM Internship Program

Round 3 of the Defence and STEM Internship Program is now closed. This Program funds up to 9 student internships of between 12 and 24 weeks with defence companies and STEM –based industries. This Program provides industry partners with an opportunity to tap into new ideas and insight from students learning cutting edge technologies and applications, in order to explore new or existing projects.  Expressions of interest from industry will open May 2017.


For more information, contact:

Jane Liew
Policy Officer
Office of Science, Technology and Research
Phone 8226 3136