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The Australian Museum Research Institute is the AM’s research branch and offers a limited number of select scientific internship opportunities throughout the year. As a champion of science, research, the environment and culture in Australia and the Pacific, discover what you can learn as an AMRI intern.


Internship programs

There are currently no scientific internships being offered at this time.

The Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) specialises in taxonomic, systematic, geological and archaeological research of the Museum's natural science collections. Interns seeking to explore science are an integral part of the Australian Museum and are highly valued by all the staff here at AMRI.

Internships at AMRI are generally held over a period of six weeks and involve working on a specific project with AMRI scientists. Therefore, if you are seeking a broader experience, a general internship might suit you better. In that case, we suggest reviewing the webpage here, as the scientific internships offered are science-focussed.


Collection areas

At AMRI, we have many scientific collections, including arachnology, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, malacology, mammalogy, marine invertebrates, mineralogy, ornithology, palaeontology, our frozen tissue collection, and more.

In addition to the Life and Geosciences branch of AMRI, we have the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics, Collection Care and Conservation, and Digital Collections and Citizen Science branches on site.

For more information on each of these collection areas, refer to the Natural Sciences collection areas page.


The Australian Museum maintains a safe working environment. The Museum requires that students seeking an internship will have necessary insurance cover from their tertiary institution for public liability and personal accident insurance.

It is a condition of the Internship that a student’s insurance is to be covered by their tertiary institution. Please review the terms of the Internship Agreement in this regard.

The Australian Museum must receive all paperwork from the tertiary institution outlining the student’s course, number of hours they must complete, the student’s course coordinators contact details and signature once the project they will be working on is determined.


Insurance

The Australian Museum maintains a safe working environment. The Museum requires that students seeking an internship will have necessary insurance cover from their tertiary institution for public liability and personal accident insurance.

It is a condition of the Internship that a student’s insurance is to be covered by their tertiary institution. Please review the terms of the Internship Agreement in this regard.

The Australian Museum must receive all paperwork from the tertiary institution outlining the student’s course, number of hours they must complete, the student’s course coordinators contact details and signature once the project they will be working on is determined.


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The health and wellbeing of AM workers, visitors and the community remains the AM’s top priority – that includes our Interns. The AM is committed to the development and implementation of COVID Safe policies that meet or exceed the conditions set out in the NSW Government Public Heath Orders (PHOs). The AM requires all persons on site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. When applying for an internship please confirm you are fully vaccinated and/or have a medical exemption. If already accepted to an AM internship, you will need to provide proof of full vaccination/medical exemption to WHS. On entry each day you will also need to check-in using the QR code at entry and show proof of vaccination via the Service NSW App when entering site. Please be advised that unless your vaccination status has already been sighted by your supervisor, failure to produce the necessary evidence at entry will mean you will not be allowed to enter AM premises.



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