Photography: Fausto Vergara

2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Griffith University Art Museum Internship Program. Over the last decade we have mentored over 40 Griffith students and alumni, helping them to build exciting careers at leading institutions within Australia and overseas. Our graduates have gone on to work as curators, gallerists, registrars, conservators, educators, writers, installers and professional artists.

The Internship gives a broad introduction to working life at a museum and is best suited to students or those at the early stages of their career. Our interns work closely with staff members to undertake daily operations across our Gallery and Collection locations. In line with Griffith University's ongoing commitment to provide safe and flexible learning during the CoVid-19 restrictions and beyond, our Trimester 2 program will incorporate increased remote learning opportunities for students and alumni. This means that a large part of the Internship can be completed from home under the close guidance of museum staff.

During Trimester 2 interns will have some access to our Collection storerooms and Gallery facilities, and will learn about installing exhibitions, preventative conservation, condition reporting and other hands-on museum skills while following social distancing measures. While working from home, interns will focus on curatorial and collections research, online engagement, marketing and arts administration. This new program is designed to equip interns with the basic skills needed to secure meaningful and flexible working opportunities in our post-pandemic environment.

If you are a current Griffith University student, you can complete the Internship in exchange for course credit - both 10 credit point and 20 credit point WIL options are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Each internship is run as a 12 day volunteer program alongside the University's trimester timetable. Successful applicants may elect to complete the program one day per Week over the Trimester, or in an 'intensive' model.

These are the steps involved in the application process:

  1. Complete the online application form below.
  2. Art Museum staff willy notify you of the outcome of your application in due course.
  3. If your application is progressed, we will contact you to organise a brief phone or video interview.
  4. Successful applicants will be offered a placement in the Internship Program and staff will organise enrolment into your selected WIL course if applicable.

Please note: Applications are open on a rolling basis for the current calendar year. Please apply at least four weeks in advance of the first teaching week in your preferred trimester.

If you would prefer to submit your application by downloading the form and mailing the relevant information, please download the application form and follow the instructions.

Application form

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    Curriculum Vitae
    Please attach a Curriculum Vitae outlining your previous volunteer and paid experience in the museums and galleries sector. Your Curriculum Vitae should also include contact details for two referees.
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        Course credit
        The Internship Program is offered to successful student applicants as a 10 (2381QCA/7092QCA) or 20 (2382QCA/7093QCA) credit point elective. If you are a current student, please tick the box below to indicate your interest in undertaking a placement in exchange for course credit.
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