NACCHO Aboriginal Health Research Opportunity : NHMRC Indigenous Internship program


The National Health and Medical Research Council is pleased to invite all eligible applicants to apply to the Indigenous Internship program.

The NHMRC’s Indigenous internship program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of the NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience. An internship with the NHMRC provides:

  • exposure to government processes and requirements in relation to funding health and medical research,
  • experience in developing guidelines, identifying and promoting resolution of ethical issues,
  • exposure to mechanisms and challenges of disseminating and increasing uptake of knowledge, and
  • better understanding of the rationale for, and demands of, public administration and accountability.

A limited number of paid placements for internships are available in our Canberra and Melbourne offices from November 2016 to February 2017.


To be eligible you must be: enrolled in an Undergraduate or Masters degree in a health or medical research related field; able to work independently and as part of a team; and can provide evidence to confirm that you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Applications for the 2016-17 Indigenous Internship Program close on 1 October 2016.

To find out more please see our Indigenous Internship Information, which details eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program

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