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Thank you so much for making my work experience week such a great one. I have learnt so much from all the specialists I have met, it has been an incredible experience. Year 10 student, 2019

Every day at the Australian Museum is different. Our high school work experience program offers students the chance to explore a variety of careers including science and cultural research, education, public programming, curatorial and exhibition design, marketing, communications and corporate services.

All work experience opportunities provide practical learning to consolidate classroom teaching. This will support students' personal development and professional skills as they prepare to enter the workforce and make choices about their careers.

The program is available for students in years 10, 11 and 12. Each placement is limited to 5 days (Monday to Friday) working 10am to 4pm each day.

The work experience program at the Australian Museum is in high demand and number of applications far outweigh places available each year. All applications will be assessed by a panel based on application, areas of interest and available dates. We recommend that you are fully aware of our process dates, and have alternative arrangements in place in case your application is unsuccessful.

2021 program

The Australian Museum will be running a work experience program in Term 3 and 4 2021.

Applications open: Monday 29 March 2021

Applications close: Friday 7 May 2021

Successful applicants will be notified by Week 7, Term 2 2021

Full details of the placements available in 2021 and the application process are in the AM Work Experience application form below.

I've learnt amazing things from all different aspects of the museum...[the week] has been most enjoyable...and exactly what I've been looking for in work experience. Year 10 student, 2019