Work Experience

SAHMRI North Terrace

Applications close Sunday 04, August 2019

SAHMRI 2019 Work Experience Program

SAHMRI provides work experience as an opportunity for participants to gain an understanding in health and medical research and the transformation of research into health outcomes. The SAHMRI work experience program has been developed for students to work in and be exposed to a variety of research programs and Themes, including Heart and Vascular Health, Cancer, The Hopwood Centre and Aboriginal Health.

We are offering a limited number of students from Australian high schools who are currently undertaking Year 11 or Year 12 the opportunity for a work experience placement. You will gain a practical understanding of the different types of work in our research areas, which may help you when making your career decisions.

The work experience program will be held during two separate, one week programs in 2019.

  • Program One: 1 – 5 July 2019 (FULL)
  • Program Two: 23 – 27 September 2019

Please submit your application to be considered for both placements.  Work experience placements should be arranged as part of your school’s recognised work-experience program.

When applying for work experience, please study the research themes at SAHMRI on our website and consider which groups you would like to visit. After reading about the various research themes at SAHMRI, please:

  • Prepare a short application letter (1/2 to 1 page) detailing why you would like to undertake work experience at SAHMRI and attach on the following page.
  • Attach your most recent science grades.
  • Answer the questions on the following page.

If you have any questions or if you would like any further information, please contact our Human Resources team at

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 04 August 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. SAHMRI is strongly committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students, and to improve the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. One position from each of these programs will be identified for a student of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

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