Rio Tinto is a leading international business involved in each stage of metal and mineral production. We offer exciting opportunities to outstanding students who want to find out what it means to be part of our organisation.

We provide scholarships and bursaries to support students through their studies, and offer internships and summer placements to those who want to gain work experience with us. New talent is essential for our business, and the people that we get to know as students can end up working with us as graduates, and becoming future leaders in our company.

As a large and diverse global business, we need people with skills from many disciplines. We have activities worldwide: in North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Explore these pages to find out about the opportunities we have for students, and to learn more about developing a career with Rio Tinto. To search for opportunities in regions not featured below, click here.


Offering bursary and scholarship opportunities as well as vacation employment opportunities for students.

Australia & New Zealand 

Details about scholarships and vacation opportunities, along with Australian Indigenous Cadetships.


Internships, scholarships and summer jobs provided to support you through your development.


Each year offering about 60 internships and summer placements in Europe with assignments spanning many disciplines.


Internships and scholarships available for students in the US.