Cyber Defence Centre Internship Program

Cyber Defence Centre Internship Program

Kick-start your career in cyber security with a 5-month paid internship program.

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About the program

We’re looking for the next generation of cyber superstars to join the Cyber Defence Centre Internship Program.

Graduates with a Certificate IV in Cyber Security can apply for our paid internship program.

Interns will get hands on experience and develop their cyber skills in the Victorian Government.

You’ll work in the Cyber Defence Centre in the Department of Government Services (DGS).

The Cyber Defence Centre protects the government from cyber threats and responds to cyber incidents.  

As an intern, you’ll build cyber skills in:

  • Technology  
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response  
  • Threat Intelligence and Data Analysis. 

You’ll work with an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced team who’ll support you throughout the program.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who:

  • has foundational cyber security skills and a strong desire to learn, grow and succeed within the industry
  • has great communication skills
  • is flexible and adaptable to change
  • shows initiative and accountability for their work
  • is comfortable working in a team.

You'll also need strong foundational skills in at least one of the following:

  • ICT networks
  • Python
  • PowerBI
  • Project management methodologies - for example, Agile. 

DGS actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace.

We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disability and neurodiversity.

What's in it for you

You'll get:

  • a 5-month paid internship
  • a starting annual salary of $56,834 (pro-rata) plus 11% superannuation
  • personal and professional training
  • tailored learning and development opportunities
  • flexible working conditions such as hybrid working
  • a chance to build networks with like-minded colleagues across government
  • access to future career opportunities that are only available to people who work in the Victorian Public Service.

The positions are full-time (38 hours a week) but we're open to requests for flexible working or part-time hours. 

How to apply

Candidates are selected through a competitive process facilitated through Hudson Australia.

Follow the apply now link below to find more information on the selection process and full eligibility requirements. 


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About the Department of Government Services

The Department of Government Services (DGS) was established on 1 January 2023 to improve everyone's experience of doing business and interacting with the Victorian government. We bring important day-to-day services together in one department to make things easy and seamless for Victorians and businesses. We are doing this by connecting and digitising our systems and platforms across state and local government as well as streamlining our corporate and procurement services.