NORTH Queensland Bulk Ports has launched its 2023 internship program targeting local engineering students.

The program is based in Port of Mackay and is intended as a career-building opportunity for a third-year undergraduate student enrolled in a civil engineering degree.

NQBP acting CEO Belinda Kenny said the successful applicant will work in an organisation that plays a vital role in Queensland’s economy.

“NQBP is one of Australia’s largest port authorities by tonnage throughput, with around half of Queensland’s trade by tonnage passing through our ports,” Ms Kenny said.

“Through our ports, we connect regional Queensland to the world and working with us provides the chance to gain invaluable experience on exciting projects that can take you anywhere.”

The 2023 program intends to help one aspiring engineer gain hands-on experience in a port environment.

“Our internship program is an opportunity to learn about the complex engineering systems and operations that keep ports running safely and efficiently,” Ms Kenny said.

“The engineering field is highly competitive, and our internship allows you to earn while you learn and have a truly unique experience.

“The program is part of our ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation of industry professionals and supporting them in achieving their goals.”

Applications are now open for the paid internship program, which will run from June 2023 until March 2024.

More information about the Student Internship Program is available on NQBP’s website.