Museums and Collections Projects Program

The Museums and Collections Projects Program (MCPP) offers University of Melbourne students the opportunity to work behind the scenes with over 30 of the University's cultural collections. Each year the Program offers a range of carefully developed collection management and curatorial projects that engage with the museums and collections on campus. The projects are designed to provide an engaging professional experience that will have real value to you and the collection. Through a project, you can acquire new skills to advance your professional development or explore areas of interest that complement your study discipline. Projects can be undertaken to satisfy a course requirement (eg. an internship subject for course credit) or as a volunteer placement. There is no payment involved, but you will receive training specific to your project and ongoing mentoring and support from the collections team. The projects are varied and cover a wide range of areas from cataloguing and research, significance assessment and preventative conservation through to interpretation, public programs and exhibition development. The projects have real value to the cultural collections by contributing to their long-term management and ensuring that they remain accessible, vital, relevant and dynamic resources.

To find out more about the projects that are available this year please see our 2021 Projects List and follow the links to individual project position guides which outline what the project involves. If you are interested in a particular project you can register your interest by clicking the link below to apply.

Application form

Please note applications for the MCPP are accepted twice a year. Applications for semester two project assignments will open on 12 July.