Since 1988, the Museum of Applied Arts and Science has provided instruction and inspiration to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as others seeking self-enrichment. Former interns have achieved success in professional positions in the cultural, arts and museum sectors. The relationship between the institution and the student is mutually beneficial; with guidance from museum professionals, interns gain practical experience by working on projects and programs while the Museum benefits from the contribution of the Interns.

The supervisor relationship between interns and staff is promoted and recognized as integral to professional growth. Like the museum sector itself, the scope of the Internship program has grown to include participants from all academic backgrounds, to this end we encourage networking through a range of calendar events and an annual alumni event.

Students wishing to apply for one of our internships must meet ALL of the following criteria:
o You must be currently enrolled in a relevant course at a recognised Australian tertiary educational institution.
o Your educational institution must endorse the internship and provide insurance cover.

In 2021 the Museum will offer two internship intakes.
Session 1 – July - September
Session 2 – October - December

Please note deadlines for Session 1 & 2 are on the same date.

15 May 2021
Deadline for applications. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Late May 2021
Notification, interviews scheduled, and start dates confirmed

1. Please complete and submit the application form online &
2. Please email resume and a copy of academic transcripts to

A selection committee composed of staff from relevant departments will review all applications.

Role Description
After being interviewed and accepted into the Museum’s internship program, Interns will meet with their supervisor to come up with a work schedule for the semester. Each internship will include a mix of specific projects and departmental work with interns encouraged to participate in the design of their projects. Internships are unpaid.

The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.

Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Personal Details

More Information

Nominated Department

Please indicate which department you are apply to intern with

Schedule and Availability

Please indicate which session you are applying for:
Session 1 (July - September) or Session 2 (October to December). Please also indicate the number of hours required from your placement.


Please indicate your tertiary institution and degree pathway

Emergency Details

These are kept on file in case of an emergency


Let us know why you would like to intern with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, why you have an interest in working in your nominated department, and what you can bring to the museum. (500 words)


I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as an intern with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established intern policies and procedures before I may begin a placement. I have also sent the required supporting documents to

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.