Internships & student opportunities

Internships allow students to gain real experience behind the scenes in museums and collections, while contributing value to their preservation, research and outreach. Explore our internship opportunities.

Interns Yi Li, Isabella Chwasta and Karl Sagrabb, from the Faculty of Arts

Potter curator Samantha Comte worked closely with our Interns to develop 21 x 10: Ten inspiring artworks to spark conversation. This new program invites audiences to share ideas, ask questions, challenge historical narratives, and to imagine new futures. Bringing new voices and perspectives to the University of Melbourne Art Collection 21 x 10 explores critical questions such – Who owns history? What role can art play in addressing climate change? What do gaps in the University’s art collection reveal?

Other Student Opportunities

Patrick Hartono Grainger Student Composer 2023

2023 Grainger Student Composer Patrick Hartono

Human interaction within the digital environment is unavoidable nowadays, and it can be embodied as simply as we talk over video streaming platforms that have been widely used recently. Read more on Patrick Hartono's work

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Miegunyah Student Project Award callout for 2023

The Museums and Collections department is offering six competitive Awards of $2000 each to University of Melbourne students across all disciplines, for small research projects focused on works of art in The Russell and Mab Grimwade ‘Miegunyah’ Collection. Applications are now open for University of Melbourne students at any level, currently enrolled at least until the end of October 2023. For further detail visit.

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Cultural Collections Program

We also offer placements for University of Melbourne students through the Cultural Collections Projects Program, allowing students the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the University's outstanding museums and cultural collections. For information on these placements, please contact Cultural Collections Projects Coordinator.