Auckland Museum Summer Studentships


Auckland Museum’s annual Summer Student Programme is open to promising undergraduate students from a range of disciplines. Our Summer Studentships provide an opportunity to undertake a project tailored to your interests and aspirations. Students will be part of a cohort with the programme running for ten weeks over the summer to gain career-relevant experience. Students will have opportunity to gain career-relevant experience, train with Museum professionals and will gain an insight into the culture and heritage sector.


Applications for 2023/2024 have now closed.

Applications for 2024/2025 will be opening later this year. 


About the Programme

About the Programme

The Summer Studentship will be approximately ten weeks in length, with training running from late November until late-February, with a break over the Christmas and New Year period. 

This is a cohort-style programme, with:

- Tours and talks from staff at Tāmaki Paenga Hira
- Supervision and support from leaders in cultural heritage and research
- A stipend of $6750 that will be awarded to each successful student

Students will be required to sign an agreement outlining the terms and conditions of their scholarship. All students will have the opportunity to produce a brief research report and to create a summary of their research using a medium of their choice (this could include a blog, video, audio).  

Application Information

Application Information

Applications for 2023/2024 have now closed.

Important dates for 2024/2025 are listed below:

Applications open - Mid August

Application close - September 10th (5pm NZST)

Assessment day - October 10th

Final selection - Mid-October

Studentship starts  - November 20th

Summer break - December 18th till January 7th

Studentship ends - February 16th 

Application details for 2024/2025 will be released later this year. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in an assessment centre, on October 10th, at Auckland Museum.  

If you have any questions about the Summer Student Programme, please email [email protected]  

Projects Descriptions 2023/2024

Projects Descriptions 2023/2024

Applications for 2023/2024 Sheldon Werner Summer Studentships have now closed.

If you have any questions about the Summer Student Programme, please email [email protected]  


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Acknowledgement of Partners

Acknowledgement of Partners

Last year’s studentships were provided with the support of: 

  • Sheldon Werner Charitable Fund 

  • The Nancy Bamford Trust 

  • The Numismatics Society 

  • Wikimedia Foundation Alliance 

  • Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage 

  • The Ministry of Primary Industries 

  • The Bethell Family Partnership 

  • University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau