Your chance to learn and work with the best!


Cross River Rail will transform the way we travel to, from and through Brisbane in the future. It will be a catalyst for 10 years of wider rail transformation across the whole of South East Queensland and it is already playing a key role in how we prepare for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects and to be a part of something that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

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What’s on Offer

The opportunity to gain real experience on Queensland’s biggest infrastructure project through the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority’s 12-week Summer Vacation Internship or our two-year Graduate Program.

Both initiatives will allow you to apply what you have been taught at university in a fast-paced and exciting workplace. You will learn from our leaders, who are experts in their fields, and work alongside professionals at varying stages in their careers.

The programs are specifically structured to help you gain skills and knowledge to set you up for success as you start your career.

You will be based in the Brisbane CBD, and will be able to take advantage of the Delivery Authority’s social program, including yoga classes, trivia competitions, running clubs and networking events.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Summer Interns and Graduates from a range of disciplines, including:

  • Engineering: Electrical (Mechatronic), Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Architecture
  • Business: Commerce, Communication, Procurement, Human Resources, Business Management, Governance and Public Policy, Accounting
  • Environmental: Science, Management, Engineering, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
  • IT: Document Management / Systems Engineering
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About You

We are looking for enthusiastic university students or recent graduates who are passionate about their field of study and are hungry to learn more. Ideally, applicants will:

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be punctual and organised;
  • Outline any previous work experience (although previous experience is not necessary);
  • Be keenly interested in our work and want to be part our success;
  • Be available to commit to the entire program (12 weeks or two years) ;
  • Have completed your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of University or have recently graduated with a Bachelor, Post Graduate degree, or MBA.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants strongly encouraged to apply!

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Why work with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority?

On Cross River Rail you will not only work with the best but become your best. And as we enter a new phase of delivery, our project offers a rare career opportunity to launch your career to have played a part on something that is genuinely city shaping and transformative.

Our people are supported with flexible work options, career development through the Australian Institute of Management, salary packaging, matched superannuation contributions and access to world class employee assistance provider Benestar.

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  • Please apply via the links below or email [email protected] with your resume and the disciple, applicants who complete the brief Video Interview as part of their application will be highly regarded.

    Summer Internship Applications

    Graduate Program Applications

    • 30 September: Applications open
    • 10th October 2022: Applications close
    • 18, 19, 20th October: Open Days for invited applicants
    • 24-26 October: Panel interviews with selected applicants
    • 28 October: All applicants notified of outcomes
    • 5th December – 24th February 2023 Summer Internship Program
    • 30th January 2023 – 30th January 2025 Graduate Program
    • Cohort Induction into the Delivery Authority
    • Complete a meaningful work experience project, created by your team and leaders
    • Summer Graduate Cohort Connect events at Weeks 3, 6, 9
    • Lunch and Learn sessions on topics such as: Emotional Intelligence, Create meaningful work, contributing to the organisation’s goals
    • End of project presentation to the Department team / or Leadership
    • Pending success of the internship, invitation to offer on completion of studies.
    • Cohort Induction into the Delivery Authority
    • Lunch and Learn sessions on topics such as: Emotional Intelligence, Create meaningful work, contributing to the organisation’s goals
    • Further development opportunities in consultation between you and your leader through our partner program with the Australian Institute of Management, i.e. Project or Contract Management
    • End of Project presentation to the Leadership Team
    • Invitation to apply for further job opportunities at the Delivery Authority (pending suitable positions and merit-based recruitment).