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Graduate program

We offer a range of career entry programs to enable you to build on your tertiary education and gain real life experience in your chosen career.

Intake varies from year to year, depending on our needs, with current opportunities listed on the Graduate Portal. Opportunities are available at locations across Queensland.

We can also offer work experience in a variety of fields and office locations. If you are interested please email

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Policy Futures Graduate Program

The Policy Futures Program provides successful candidates with the opportunity to work across a range of diverse and complex policy environments over 2 years. It includes two 6-month rotations in government departments and one 12-month placement.

Greater Graduate Program

The Greater Graduate Program is a structured leadership development program that offers challenging and rewarding opportunities with real responsibility and accountability. Our learning and development program includes a mix of on-the-job experience and formal training workshops. The program has been developed to complement and expand on what you are learning in your daily work and assist you in your transition from study to full-time employment.

In addition to the formal learning and development, you will receive coaching and mentoring from a robust support network of leaders and graduate alumni from across the business.

We recruit graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, including:

  • law and justice
  • business and economics
  • public policy
  • environmental science, management and engineering
  • science or applied science (conservation, ecology, biology, chemical, forensic, physical, geological or hydrological)
  • urban and regional planning.

How to apply

Find out about current opportunities and apply online through the Graduate Portal.

Find out more

Read about what we do and the benefits of working for DNRM.


Last updated: 10 August 2017

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is an economic development agency that enables the productive and responsible use of our natural resources – water, land, mineral and energy resources – to generate wealth and prosperity for current and future generations of Queenslanders.

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