Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Type of Organisation
Australian Government Department

Employer Profile

Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry are billion dollar industries relying on our research, policy, regulations and programs to improve their productivity, competitiveness and sustainability. Each year, we help millions of people, goods, vessels and aircraft move in and out of Australia, while managing the risks to the environment and animal, plant and human health. Directly and indirectly we have an impact on the lives of every Australian every day. If you are keen to see Australia’s primary industries flourish and want a career brimming with variety and opportunities, then DAFF could be the place for you.

Locations where there are vacancies for interns

The majority of positions are based in Canberra, however there may be opportunities to undertake the program in one of our regional offices. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Residency requirements for Interns wishing to apply

Australian Citizens only

Degree Subjects Required for Interns wishing to apply

The University Vacation Employment Program is suitable for all continuing university students and is available to students from all degress/disciplines.

Employer Website


Quotes from Recent Interns in response to the question "What are the positives of the job and employer?"

"Ability to work with such a diverse team with a huge variety of backgrounds."

"Great team environment, lots of support"

"Excellent exposure to high quality work, friendly, supportive and inclusive organisation to work with."

"Great people, good work life balance."

"Structured program, great support."

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