Internships & work experience

Bush Heritage offers early career development opportunities to students in a variety of study areas, both office- and field-based. These are a chance to experience what working life is like at a leading conservation organisation.

An Eyrean Earless Dragon meets Emily Mathews, who was a science intern at Boolcoomatta. Photo Dianne Davies.
An Eyrean Earless Dragon meets Emily Mathews, who was a science intern at Boolcoomatta. Photo Dianne Davies.

There are three tiers to our early career development program:

  • Internships are paid positions available to recent graduates.
  • Work placements are unpaid and available to tertiary or TAFE students requiring workplace learning to complete their qualification.
  • Work experience positions are unpaid and available to high school students.

Please note that office-based placements will be undertaken at Bush Heritage’s Melbourne CBD headquarters.

Application process

Internship opportunities will occasionally be listed among ‘Positions Vacant’ on this website.

Kyle Armstrong collecting survey data at Monjebup, WA. Photo Kieran MacFarlane.
Kyle Armstrong collecting survey data at Monjebup, WA. Photo Kieran MacFarlane.

Most of our internship and work experience placements arise from students proactively reaching out to us with an expression of interest.

Expressions of interest should be directed via email to Marina Mateos, HR Business Coordinator: [email protected]

Please attach a resume and cover letter to your email outlining:

  • Your area of study (e.g. marketing, human resources, ecology)
  • Any specific fields of interest or skills
  • Experiences you seek or skills you wish to develop
  • Why you'd like to undertake a placement at Bush Heritage
  • When you'd ideally like to undertake your placement.

Research placements

For enquiries about undertaking your own research projects on Bush Heritage reserves (honours, PhDs, etc.) please download and complete an Expression of Interest form and email to [email protected].

If you're interested in participating in research that's a priority for Bush Heritage, email your resume and a covering letter to the address above. Include details of:

  • Your area of study 
  • Any specific fields of interest or skills
  • Experiences you seek or skills you wish to develop
  • Why you'd like to undertake research with Bush Heritage
  • When you'd ideally like to start your research
  • What level of research (eg. Masters, PhD, Post-Grad) you're interested in.