Work Experience Program

Work Experience Program

SAHMRI offers a selective work experience program to introduce secondary school students to the many career options available in the medical research field.

The program aims to give students a practical understanding of careers in medical research and equip them with the knowledge to make more informed decisions around their future careers.

Over a five-day program, students will be exposed to a range of activities across our research themes. You will have the opportunity to learn from world-class researchers and discover what they do at SAHMRI.


Students from Australian secondary schools who are currently undertaking Year 11 or Year 12 are eligible to apply. Year 10 students can also apply however due to the complexity of the content covered in the program, Year 11 and 12 students will generally be given preference.

At least one place in each program will be identified for a student who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Work experience placements should be arranged as part of your school's recognised work experience program.

Find out more about the 2024 Work Experience Programs

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Take a look at the 2021 Work Experience Program highlight reel