Opportunities for Students and Researchers

 

Auckland Museum is an ideal site for students to gain experience – from undergraduate through to emerging research professionals. We also seek to partner with established researchers and academics to facilitate the creation of new knowledge through the use of Museum collections.

 

There are opportunities in a range of areas including:

science and humanities; digital experience; science communication; commercial and event planning; exhibition planning; project management; marketing and communications; heritage conservation; fundraising.

 

 

James Fawcett Fund for Herpetological Research

James Fawcett Fund for Herpetological Research

Dr James Fawcett (1933 – 2020) was a lifelong stalwart of herpetological research who made significant contributions to our understanding of the reptile fauna of Aotearoa and the world.  James was also a life-long member of the Auckland Museum Institute and a passionate supporter of student research. It is thus with excitement we announce the James Fawcett Post-graduate Awards.
 
The James Fawcett Fund for Herpetological Research seeks to support high-quality research of New Zealand tuatara, skinks and geckos. The first award round will open mid-2021.
 
We are grateful to Dr James Fawcett for his bequest.

More details will be available on the Museum website soon.

Sheldon Werner Summer Studentships

Sheldon Werner Summer Studentships

The inaugural Auckland Museum’s Summer Student Programme (2020-21) was open to promising undergraduate and postgraduate students from a broad range of disciplines. The successful candidates joined other students for ten weeks over the summer to gain career-relevant work experienc and had the opportunity to work with Museum professionals and to gain an insight into the culture and heritage sector.

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Internships

Internships

Auckland Museum’s internships are available to senior undergraduate or postgraduate students for specific projects that support their learning.

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Post-graduate Scholarships

Post-graduate Scholarships

Our post-graduate scholarships support high-achieving students who are working closely with Auckland Museum or Auckland Museum collections as part of their research. The projects supported will add value to Auckland Museum collections or museum practice focus and be aligned to the Auckland Museum research strategy.

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Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Volunteer Opportunities for Students

For students who want to gain experience working in a Museum or working with a specific Museum collection, a volunteer placement may be of interest.

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Jointly Taught Tertiary Courses

Jointly Taught Tertiary Courses

Auckland Museum works in partnership with The University of Auckland to co-deliver a post-graduate course in Museum Studies, Museums 702.

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Honorary Research Associates

Honorary Research Associates

Research Associates are honorary roles awarded to individuals undertaking research that makes a significant, relevant and ongoing contribution to Auckland Museum.

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Visiting Researcher Fellowship

Visiting Researcher Fellowship

Auckland Museum offers an annual Visiting Researcher Fellowship to support emerging or established researchers through travel, accommodation and other related costs. The fellowship is open to high-performing researchers, who are working in an area that complements the research priorities of Auckland Museum. Visiting Researchers typically spend time undertaking research at Auckland Museum, and participate in a range of public programming opportunities that raise the profile of the collaboration.

More information will be available in 2021.

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The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship

Sir Hugh Kawharu was an inspirational leader who was involved with Auckland Museum for more than 30 years as a Trust Board member guiding matters affecting Māori and enabling Māori aspirations.

The $10,000 grant is open to any students of Māori descent, who are studying full-time at undergraduate or graduate level at a New Zealand university or wānanga, and have an interest in cultural heritage. The purpose of the scholarship is to support and encourage Māori research and leadership, particularly in the field of cultural heritage.

Applications have closed for the Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship, offered by the Kawharu Foundation in partnership with Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum.

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NZSA Research Grant & Residency

NZSA Research Grant & Residency

The New Zealand Society of Authors in association with the Auckland Museum is delighted to offer a grant that gives the recipient the opportunity to develop a written project utilising the facilities and resources of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library Te Pātaka Mātāpuna. The Grant is open to fiction, non-fiction and academic writers alike.

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