Internships

The Migration Museum has a long tradition of providing internships for students from both Australian and overseas tertiary institutions. The Museum works with established internship programs but can also be approached directly to discuss potential projects.  Please refer to the research call-outs for suggested projects.

Recent examples of projects undertaken include:

Russell Pilbeam prepared maps for use in the exhibition Who are we now? and a report on options for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -based presentations of South Australia’s cultural diversity for the Migration Museum’s website.

Rebecca Martin and Catharine Piper researched German and Italian migration to Australia, respectively, and looked at the Migration Museum’s current exhibitions and collection items to recommend how the Museum might go about creating German and Italian -focussed ‘trails’ both in the Museum and online.

Sandra Horne researched the history of the Dutch Club in South Australia as background to updating the display titled ‘The Ties that Bind Community Groups’ in the Migration Museum’s 20th century galleries.

Joshua Lagrutta surveyed available information on migrant hostels and provided a comprehensive summary of material available, identifying where there are gaps in our knowledge, and suggesting possible themes for further research.

Elsa Grabowska-Baldino prepared an exhibition proposal tentatively titled Back in Black, which would be a sequel to a successful exhibition previously held at the Migration Museum about the significance of the colour black in various cultures.