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The Society of Australian Genealogists enjoys hosting internship/placement students and we hope they learn as much from us, and we do from them!

Placement opportunities may be available in our library, or archives, areas or both!

We see placement opportunities as a way to inspire the next generation of historical, cultural and  information professionals and understand how invaluable real-world work and industry experience can be.

We welcome applications from students who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

The Society operates with a small staff team, and while we endeavour to accommodate students on a case-by-case basis, sometimes opportunities may not be available.


Tertiary students

Placement opportunity structure:

  • Available to students where it is a required component of their course or subject at a recognised Australian tertiary educational institution
  • Typically, students spend 2-3 days per week with the Society
  • Typically, days include Tuesdays, Wednesdays and /or Thursdays.
  • We are open to discussing other days and placement structures depending on the needs of the student and current capacity of the Society staff.

Potential placement students:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a relevant course at a recognised Australian tertiary educational institution.
  • The placement must be a required component of the student’s course or subject. Placements/internships are therefore unpaid.
  • Students must fund their own travel or accommodation costs.

Who to contact?

Send us an email (info[at] including:

  • Your ideal days and dates for your internship/placement.
  • Your resume.
  • The name and location of the relevant course you’re enrolled in.
  • The required length of your internship for the unit of study (i.e., 10 days, 20 days etc)
  • A little blurb about why you would like to complete your industry placement with us!

What happens next:

  1. After you email us, a staff member will aim to get back to you within 7 days.
  2. We will arrange a brief Zoom call with you to discuss project ideas.
  3. If you would still like to proceed, we will complete a Program Outline and send to you to submit to your educational institution.
  4. Once confirmed by the educational institution, we will need a copy of the appropriate Certificate of Currency for insurance and any other relevant paperwork.
  5. We will send you a final confirmation email with dates, locations etc and will also be in touch at least 1 week out from your start date.


Secondary School students

If you are a secondary school student wishing to undertake work experience with the Society, please get in touch with us.

Send us an email (info[at] including:

  • Your ideal days and dates for your work experience.
  • A little blurb about why you would like to complete your work experience with us!

Potential work experience students must:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Currently studying in secondary school (ideally in Year 10).
  • Your school must provide endorsement for you to undertake the work experience placement and provide insurance cover (including associated documents) for the entirety of your placement.

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