ATNF Work Experience Programs

The Australia Telescope National Facility offers high school students in year 10, 11 or 12 the opportunity to gain some experience in the workplace. The placement of work experience students must be negotiated through the school as part of a recognised work-experience program.

Work experience students at the ATNF spend one week at either the Australia Telescope Compact Array, located near Narrabri in North-West NSW, or at the Parkes Observatory near Parkes, Central-West NSW. Work experience students at Parkes or Narrabri are accommodated at the Observers Lodge free of charge. The Parkes Observatory also offers professional development opportunities for high school teachers. There is no work experience available at our Marsfield, Sydney site.

Further information on the teachers and work experience programs at the Parkes or Narrabri Observatories is given below:

Please note that this information does not apply to university students. Undergraduate students who have completed three or more years of undergraduate study may be interested in the CSIRO ATNF Summer Vacation Program