Who undertakes an internship? - What is involved - Host institutions - Projects - Profiles - Testimonials - More information - Liberal Arts graduate coursework program
Our Graduate Coursework students have the opportunity to learn on the job by undertaking an internship. Students may undertake up to 12 units of internship, which counts towards their degree and offers an excellent way to gain work experience. Internship courses are offered year-round, in semesters 1 and 2, and summer and winter sessions. The two courses may be taken over two semesters, or more intensively in one or two teaching periods. An internship is an exciting and stimulating way of maximising the graduate degree experience.
Who undertakes an internship?
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They may be currently employed at institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive, the Australian War Memorial, the National Library of Australia and the National Archives of Australia.
Or they may come from departments of heritage and the arts at local and national levels of government. They may be a volunteer at a cultural or collecting institution in Canberra or a member of a 'friends' organisation looking for a career change, professional development, or the opportunity to work toward the award of graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters.
Our students are also younger people who come to the Australian National University (often from interstate and sometimes from overseas, particularly the USA and China) who want to study in Canberra as a lever into the national institutions here.
Or students may know our filmmakers and researchers by reputation and because of the practical nature of the internship and associated studies, want to train with them. These will include freelance and professional filmmakers, multimedia producers and researchers looking to extend their understanding of critical and cross-cultural issues in dealing with visual culture.
Click here for profiles of some of our students
What is involved?
Students are required to spend between twenty and forty days with a host institution. The negotiated configuration can range from a full-time intensive internship to an arrangement of one day per week.
Where can I undertake an internship?
We have a growing number of institutions who are involved with the internship scheme.
National Museum of Australia
National Archives of Australia
National Gallery of Australia
National Library of Australia
Natioanl Portrait Gallery
The Australian War Memorial
Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House
National FIlm and Sound Archives
QLD Museum, South Bank
National Gallery of Victoria
Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
West Australian Museum
South Australia Museum
Macleay Museum, University of Sydney
Research School of Humanities, ANU
Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, ANU
Flinders University Art Museum, South Australia
What projects can I undertake?
For a list of projects underaken by some of our students at their host institution please click here.
What will I achieve?
For testamonials from our students please click here
Liberal Arts graduate coursework program
For more information on the Liberal Arts graduate coursework program at the Research School of Humanities & the Arts please follow these links.
Contact the Internship Administrator
Phone: +61 2 6125 9167