Internships & careers

An ANU health & medicine degree will give you the skills that are important in every workplace: an inquiring mind, attention to detail, familiarity with data and technology, as well as an analytical approach to problem solving and innovation.


An internship is an opportunity for you to work in an organisation on an agreed project for approximately 1–2 days a week for a semester. There may also be opportunities for intensive internships during semester breaks, where you would work 4 or 5 days per week over 3 or 4 weeks.

Internship projects are available at different levels, to undergraduates (SCNC 2000 and SCNC 3000) and postgraduates (SCNC 8000). Current HDR students can email to enquire whether projects can be incorporated into their PhD program. To be eligible for an internship, you must have at least a Distinction average across all subjects.

Intern Jessica Cregan at The Canberra Hospital

Health and medicine internship program

Get hands on work experience and network with future employers while earning credit towards your degree. 

Learn more about internships

Research intern Matthew Teh working as a radiocarbon scientist fashion in the AORI sample preparation lab

Host a health or medicine intern

The Health and medicine internship program enables you to work with our most talented students on a project relevant to your business.

Discover the benefits to your organisation

Intern stories

Translating skills into health policy and practice

Sarp Kaya always wanted to work at Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and studying a Master of Public Health helped him reach that goal.

From Bruce to Biotech - Internship in Taipei

Welcome to Taipei; a thriving hub of incredible food, culture and opportunity that I have been fortunate to call home since last September.

Under observation: a medical student’s photo diary

I’m currently on a year-long rural placement on the beautiful NSW South Coast as part of my medicine degree – and absolutely loving it!

Career stories and support

PhD student Thilaga Velusamy holding a pipette

Career stories

Our grads get the jobs! See where our health and medicine alumni are, and how they got there.

A student writing in a notebook with a woman helping

Careers Centre

Discover the support available to help you nail that interview, find a job and plan your career.