INTERNSHIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is committed to supporting students in their studies. The Museum will endeavour to accommodate placements of those seeking internships or work experience where possible. Note all experiences are unpaid and do not include accommodation. 

Internship refers to a more considered period of pre-career full-time work experience. The experience is usually sought by those interested in studying or that have completed a similar undergraduate or postgraduate degree course.

Work experience is a general term referring to any time spent experiencing what a place of work is like.


Museum internships

The Museum offers internships in a wide variety of fields from administration, education, hospitality, collection management and fossil preparation. If you are interested in applying for an internship at the Museum please review the Museum's website to gain a broader understanding of the Museum's history and exhibitions. 

Each placement is restricted to a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 10 days (Monday to Friday) working 10am to 4pm each day.

  • Applications are accepted year-round. Note placements are not available during school holiday periods. 
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
Eligibility

Museum internships are open to those seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply. Museum interns must be 18 years of age or older and be studying or have recently completed a relevant certificate, undergraduate or postgraduate degree course.

How to apply

To apply please compile and send the following information to education@aaod.com.au

  • Submit a current resume that includes your personal details, work experience, study and any relevant skills, interests and hobbies. 
  • A personal statement of interest (no more than one A4 page) answering the following
    questions:
    • Why have you applied for a Museum internship at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum?
    • Why have you chosen your area of specialisation?
    • What do you hope to achieve by spending a maximum of ten days working at the Museum,
      and how will this help you in your future?
  • A statement of recommendation from your study provider or other appropriate senior staff member to support your application.
  • A personal reference.

Museum work experience 

Museum work experience provides practical learning aimed at supporting students' personal development and professional skills as they prepare to enter the workforce and make choices about their careers.

Each placement is for 5 days (Monday to Friday) working 10am to 4pm each day.

  • Applications are accepted year-round. Note placements are not available during school holiday periods. 
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants we be notified.
Eligibility

Museum work experience is available to students from years 10 and over. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to apply. Students with additional needs are asked to indicate individual, specific requirements in their application.

How to apply

To apply please compile and send the following information with your AAOD Work Experience Application Form to education@aaod.com.au

  • Submit a brief resume that includes your personal details, any relevant skills, interests and hobbies and where you go to school and what year you are in. 
  • A personal statement of interest (no more than one A4 page) answering the following
    questions:
    • Why have you applied for a work experience placement at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum?
    • Why have you chosen your area of interest?
    • What do you hope to achieve by spending a week working at the Museum,
      and how will this help you in your future?
  • A statement of recommendation from your school teacher or other appropriate senior staff member to support your application, if available.
  • A personal reference, if available.

More information can be found on the Queensland Government's Senior Education and Training Pathways page.