Project Intern

Role Title: Project Intern

Organisation: UWA Girls in Engineering

Internship Period: Winter (June - July)

Location: UWA Crawley Campus

Role Description

The internship will support the day to day operations of the UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach team, predominantly in event support and small project work.
The team is based on the UWA Crawley Campus, Student Central level one (close to the Ref). About the team: The UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program inspires female students to take advantage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and the career pathways available in this area. Under the program, current UWA students and industry partners volunteer their time in schools around Perth to talk to Years 7–12 students about exciting engineering career options. Through a range of discipline-specific challenges, including environmental, mining and biomedical activities, students work collaboratively in teams to solve complex problems. The GiE program hosts on-campus Discovery Days to showcase a circuit of engineering activities hosted by academics and student societies. Keynote speakers and alumni share their stories and demonstrate the social impact engineering has in improving our world. Along with our foundational partner, Rio Tinto, we recognise that the gender imbalance in STEM fields should be addressed from an early age. With less than 15 per cent of women in the Australian engineering workforce, we are working on breaking gender stereotypes, demystifying fields of study and working to create the engineers of the future.

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The UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program inspires female students to take advantage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and the career pathways available in this area. Under the program, current UWA students and industry partners volunteer their time in schools around Perth to talk to Years 7–12 students about exciting engineering career options. Through a range of discipline-specific challenges, including environmental, mining and biomedical activities, students work collaboratively in teams to solve complex problems.