Clinical Trial Internships

Expanding Victoria’s clinical trial activity calls for a highly trained workforce, capable of meeting increasing demand. The VCCC 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.

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-the-job training with VCCC alliance partners 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

The SKILLED internship program opens around September/October each year and is advertised on 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 the VCCC's 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 Chris Packer, VCCC Workforce Development Manager


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.