We offer opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a health or medical research or science related field to take up a virtual Internship in the agency.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) offers opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an undergraduate or masters degree in a health or medical research or science related field to take up a virtual internship in the agency.

Applications have closed for the 2022/23 program. They will reopen in September/October for the 2023/24 program.

NHMRC's Indigenous Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience. An internship with NHMRC may provide:

  • exposure to government processes and requirements in relation to funding health and medical research
  • experience in developing guidelines, identifying and promoting resolution of ethical issues
  • exposure to mechanisms and challenges of disseminating and increasing uptake of knowledge
  • better understanding of the rationale for, and demands of, public administration and accountability.

The Internship runs for 200 hours or more from mid-November to mid-January (during the summer university break), however there is flexibility around these timeframes, especially for recent graduates. Internships are a full-time commitment usually around 37.5 hours per week and paid at the APS 2 Level salary. When considering applying to the Indigenous Internship Program, you must commit to the minimum internship length (200 hours).

To find out more see our Indigenous Internship Program Information (see download section below), which includes information about eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program.

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in NHMRC's Indigenous Internship Program you must: