NHMRC Indigenous Internship Program

­­­National Health and Medical Research Council offers opportunities ­­­­for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in a health or medical research related field to take up an internship in the agency.

Our Indigenous Internship Program usually takes place between November and February each year.

A limited number of places for internships are available in our Canberra and Melbourne offices.

Applications for the 2017-2018 Indigenous Internship Program are now CLOSED

The NHMRC’s Indigenous internship program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of the NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience. An internship with the NHMRC provides:

  • 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, and
  • better understanding of the rationale for, and demands of, public administration and accountability.

To find out more please see our Indigenous Internship Program Information, which details eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program.


To be eligible to participate in the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Indigenous Internship Program you must:

  • attach evidence to confirm that you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent otherwise your application will not be accepted,
  • Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Descent Form
  • be enrolled in an Undergraduate or post graduate degree in a health or medical research related field, and
  • be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Register your Interest

Are you interested in our next Indigenous Internship intake, please register your interest at recruitment@nhmrc.gov.au.