Clinical Trial Internships

Expanding Victoria’s clinical trial activity calls for a highly trained workforce, capable of meeting increasing demand. The VCCC Alliance Development of Clinical Trials Workforce Capacity and Capability Program, has established internships, in partnership with the Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit.

The clinical trial internships provide both theoretical and hands-on learning for two positions of high demand, increasing employability and providing opportunities within the sector.

Become a host site

Expressions of interest are now open for clinical trial units Victoria-wide looking to bolster their capacity through this cutting-edge internship program. To register your interest, please complete the EOI Host Site form and send to Rachel Barrett, SKILLED Internship Coordinator on, no later than COB Thursday 8 July 2021. 

Are you interested in pursuing a career in clinical trials? Would you like to build skills and experience in a clinical trial unit?

The SKILLED internship program provides a pathway for students to build role-specific clinical trial knowledge, experience and skills in a clinical trials unit. Interns will gain on-site training with VCCC Alliance members and collaborators in metro and regional locations.

  • Acceptance is dependent on university qualifications
  • Interns will be provided with a two-week induction prior to placement as well as access to a number of formal training opportunities

Positions for the 2022 SKILLED Internship Program will be advertised around September this year, and all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply via our website.

Read more about new partners and developing opportunities in the program. 

Building a clinical trial talent pipeline in partnership with the Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (PCCTU)

 SKILLED interstalentpipeline

Two cancer clinical trial streams

Competency based

Tailored competency frameworks for each role have been developed with a quantitative assessment grading system, based on relevant international competencies.


Have a listen to Professor Grant McArthur and Michelle Barrett - with the MTPConnect podcast team – Caroline Duell and Dr Dan Grant talking about building a clinical trial talent pipeline.



For information and enquiries, email Rachel Barrett, VCCC Alliance Internship Program Coordinator


The SKILLED Clinical Trials Internships program partnership falls under MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund, providing industry experiences and skills development for early and mid-career researchers, clinicians and innovators to develop an industry-ready workforce keeping pace with the demands of a rapidly changing sector. 

The Bringing SKILLED interns to the Regions Project is supported by Victoria State Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.