GPSA has developed an internship program to support university students in gaining valuable work experience while completing formal study. 

We offer interns an opportunity to develop communications, policy and research skills which can be readily applied in future graduate roles.

The internship placements may be offered in the form of either:

  • Paid work experience offered to undergraduate students seeking industry placements to qualify for graduation in a relevant discipline; or    
  • Unpaid supervision of postgraduate students who are completing a masters degree by coursework on a thesis topic relevant to GPSA.

GPSA extends a range of professional development opportunities to its interns once they are accepted into the program. This includes mentoring from industry leaders and the chance to attend committee meetings, field days and other industry events throughout the year.

Want to find out more about the benefits of a GPSA internship?  Read more about the program in the summer 2020 edition of Grain Producer.

The program was developed in consultation with the University of Adelaide. GPSA encourages students to contact their relevant academic service to ensure the internship meets individual course requirements.  

From time-to-time GPSA may call for specific applications to meet workforce needs, however we accept expressions of interest from suitably qualified students throughout the academic year.


Undergraduate internship - applications now open, closing on 7 April 2021

Grain Producers SA is calling for expressions of interest from undergraduate students enrolled in a tertiary agricultural science degree to join our team as an intern. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop new professional skills, build industry networks and undertake paid work experience while completing your study.

We offer a flexible working environment and will extend a range of professional development opportunities, including mentoring from industry leaders and the chance to attend committee meetings, field days and other industry events throughout the year.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, an inquiring mind, a genuine interest in GPSA’s work and will also have a particular interest in working in grains research, development and extension services in the future. 

An affinity with or appreciation for rural industries and interest in understanding the issues facing South Australian growers is essential. An interest in advocacy, politics and/or industry policy will be highly regarded.

This paid position will be offered on a non-ongoing fixed term contract, based on 0.2 FTE.

How to apply

Please download a copy of the full position description here: GPSA undergraduate intern 2021

The selection criteria should be addressed in your application and you need to be ready to discuss your interest in the position during an interview.  

Please forward a cover letter and a copy of your CV, together with the name and contact details of two referees.

Your written application should be forwarded to by COB Wednesday, 7 April 2021.

For further information, contact GPSA Policy Director Andrew Lehmann on 0437 577 767.