Auckland Museum offers a strictly limited number of internships at any one time.
We recognise the importance of internships in enabling students to gain valuable workplace experience and develop industry-specific abilities in a chosen area. Our interns bring diversity and up-to-date knowledge that can be useful to our organisation, and we take our role of providing supervision and mentoring very seriously.
Auckland Museum’s internships are normally project-based in a particular section of the Museum, allowing students to gain an in-depth understanding of the practical application of their field of study. Specific project outcomes and tasks will be negotiated with the internship supervisor. Interns may work in areas such as exhibition content development and interpretation, collection cataloguing, natural sciences or human history research, among others.
These internships are normally unpaid and are available to students undertaking or who have recently completed relevant post-graduate university courses. Potential applicants should be aware that any required accommodation and/or travel costs should be funded by the student, and students from overseas universities need to arrange their own visas. Specific project outcomes and tasks will be negotiated with the internship supervisor.
Internships at Auckland Museum may run from one month to six months, for any number of days per week, depending on the needs of the project and those of the student’s educational institution and assessment requirements. While interns will gain insights into the wider operations of the institution during their time at the museum, internships are not considered to be “work experience”.
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For general inquiries about Auckland Museum’s internship programme, please contact:
Manager, Volunteer Services
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