Internship Courses are designed to provide students in ANU’s Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies and School of Archaeology and Anthropology with practical and customised opportunities to experience how collecting institutions and cultural and scientific agencies work by undertaking workplace placement at an agreed institution or with an agreed host supervisor. Students will be supported on-line by the ANU Internship Co-ordinator, but will be under the day-to-day direction of a workplace supervisor nominated by the host institution. The ANU provides insurance for internship students in the workplace when enrolled in Internship units.

Students will generally be given opportunities to experience the breadth and variety of the institution’s roles. However, in consultation with the Internship Coordinator and the host institution’s supervisor, the internship may also be designed to allow a student to work within a more confined context on a specific project.

See MUSC8004 Internship 1 and MUSC8005 Internship 2 for course details.

For more information about enrolment and insurance, please contact the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies

Our partners

International Internships:

Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation US; University of California, Berkeley US, UNESCO offices in Samoa, Vietnam, Cambodia (Yangon and Ankor Watt), Beijing Ethnology Museum, The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, UK Open Palaces Program, International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICHCAP) Korea.

National institutions and agencies:

National Museum of Australia, National Archives of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Australian War Memorial, National Portrait Gallery, National Film and Sound Archives, Museum of Australian Democracy at Parliament House, Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), CSIRO Wildlife Collection, Australian National University Heritage Office, ANU Carto GIS Maps Collection

State Institutions:

QLD Museum, South Bank, Museum Victoria (Melbourne Museum), Migration Museum of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Old Parliament House, West Australian Museum, South Australia Museum, Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Museum of Australia, The Victorian Police Museum, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Kenmore Hospital Museum, Goulburn, National Parks and Wildlife NSW, Heide Museum of Modern Art, B’ula B’ula Arts Centre, NT, Powerhouse Museum, City of Sydney Archives, Art Gallery of NSW, Children’s Discovery Centre (Wollongong), Museum of Economic Botany (Adelaide), Sydney Living Museums, Northern Territory Parks and Services, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (Tasmania), Immigration Museum Victoria, Melbourne Museum ScienceWorks.

Local ACT institutions:

Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (CMAG); ACT Historic Places; Blundell’s Cottage (ACT Facilities and Services); Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre; Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Private Practice:

Thinkplace, ACT; Godden Mackay Logan (Canberra Office); Biosis Canberra

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