Student projects

Projects may be available in the following Museums Victoria departments:


The Humanities department is responsible for the state collections of history, indigenous cultures and technology and society. The collections include over 800,000 objects, 250,000 images and 80,000 documents.

The major activities of the department include: collection management, research, providing access to collections, developing the collections through acquisitions, development long-term and temporary exhibitions, restoration and heritage interpretation, repatriation, facilitation access to the collections online, collaboration with communities and organisations, public engagement.


The Sciences department encompasses Victoria's natural history collections which are estimated at over 13 million specimens. It focuses on Victoria and Australasia, but also includes international material. These collections are investigated in state of the art research facilities to enhance our understanding of the evolution of the Australasian recent and fossil fauna, as well as the region's geology. Staff manage the acquisition, curation and registration of the collections, of which the type specimen collections are of immeasurable importance to scientists around the world. 

The department undertakes original research in the following areas: geosciences; marine biology; terrestrial environments; population and evolutionary genetics, and science communication. The department is also involved in promoting the public understanding of science in the fields of astronomy and biotechnology.

Public Programs (including Education)

The Public Programs Department develops and delivers visitor and education programs related to the exhibitions and resources of Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building.

Key programs include: education presentations and resources for students and teachers; holiday programs; lectures; special events, Discovery Program, Volunteer Program, and community engagement projects.

Marketing and Communications

The Communication and Partnerships Department includes Marketing, Public Relations, Customer Relationship Management (including the Membership program), and Audience Insights.

The department is responsible for: driving Museum Victoria's brand and positioning; reputation management and publicity; marketing core product and special exhibitions to achieve visitation targets; the membership program, and researching audiences and evaluating product.

MV Studios

MV Studios is responsible for project managing exhibition developments and the planning and coordination of the organisation's Exhibition Program.

MV Studios provides a variety of creative, technical and production services to support the creation of exhibitions, publications, planetarium shows, programs and websites; the pursuit of research outcomes and development of the State's collection; and the marketing and promotion of our museums.

MV Studios includes: Exhibition Program Planning; Design; Planetarium Production; Exhibition Fabrication; Media Production & Copyright; Preparation; and Publishing.

Current opportunities

Intern projects

We're sorry but no intern projects are currently listed. Project listings are updated regularly, and change quickly, so please check this page again later or submit an enquiry

Higher Degree Research projects

Honours and PhD students should enquire with their university supervisors about the potential of conducting research projects with Museums Victoria.

If you have any questions please contact our Education Placement Officer at [email protected].

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