Computing Internship – Sightdata – Project 4

This position is offered through the ANU Computing Internship (COMP3820/ COMP8830)


Nearly 10% of all jobs in Australia are in the construction industry. Currently, there are more than 1.1 million construction staff and by May 2023 this number is set to increase another 10%. The industry, however, is not safe. Over five times more construction workers die than on site compared to Australian Defence Force casualties in Afghanistan, Iraq and East Timor. Sightdata is a Canberra-based start-up using our passion and knowledge in construction and machine learning to do.

There are four internship projects on offer from Sightdata.

Project 4:   Product Manager

This role is to develop the Sightdata product management strategy. This PM internship is a key role in the production phase of our product. If you are successful in this application, you can expect to work on user acquisition and product development strategy. Sightdata is working to be the leading source of visual insights on construction sites initially focused on safety solutions such as PPE compliance, exclusion zones, vehicle monitoring and so on. However, visual insights can also be used in a host of other applications such as delivery monitoring, material and equipment tracking onsite, progress monitoring, remote inspections, and more.     

From day 1 you will work to understand the market for construction technology and conduct assessments to produce, competitive intelligence, product roadmaps, stakeholder management, user scenarios and pricing strategy.   

Start-ups are high growth companies. This role puts you at the driving seat for defining the growth trajectory for Sightdata and will set you up to be a successful product manager – a role that is keenly sought after at many tech start-ups.

To find out more about what product management is please see:

Required technical skills

Basic understanding of different SaaS business models  

Conversation in AI and IoT

Required/preferred professional and other skills

This project is aimed at students who are already truly passionate about start-ups and start-up culture. This is an outwards facing role and we expect students to be comfortable in conversation with customer and clients. While we do not expect you to be Jason Fried, we certainly hope the student brings a lot of passion to learn and grow.

Delivery Mode

 Remote (Intern engages on project in a remote capacity)

Student location

Only students located within Australia

Project’s Special Requirements/ Conditions

Intern must be residing in Australia during the duration of the internship placement 

Type of internship

Unpaid internship

How to apply

Applications are invited from eligible students to apply for the Computing Internship courses COMP3820 or COMP8830. Eligibility details of COMP3820/ COMP8830 and further information about the Computing Internship can be found on the Computing Internship page.

Eligible students can apply through the Computing Internship application form which will be available via the Computing Internship page between Friday 16 September to Sunday 02 October. You can nominate multiple preferred Internship projects and host organisations through the one online application form.

Eligibility and Room Available in degree to undertake COMP3820/COMP8830 will be assessed at the time of application.  If you do not meet the eligibility criteria or do not have room in your degree to fit COMP3820/COMP8830, your application will not be progressed.

Your application will require you to upload the following documents:

an updated copy of your Resume, and

an Expression of Interest (limit 350 words) for each organisation you wish to apply to (for organisations with multiple projects only submit one Expression of Interest but state clearly which project/s you wish to be considered for).

Semester 1 2023 applications open on Friday 16 September and close on Sunday 02 October.

Application closing date

3 October 2022
Applications open for this opportunity: 
16 Sep 2022
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