The RMH will have 80 intern positions in 2020, including two Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander internship positions.

Interns will complete all mandatory requirements over the course of the year. Most interns will be required to a complete one rural rotation and will also complete some supervised night duty.

Applications for 2021 Internship will open on 4 May 2020.

The safety of our patients, visitors and staff is our priority. In light of COVID-19, unfortunately we have cancelled the Intern Recruitment Expo. We will continue to update the website as we finalise recruitment for 2021.

Indigenous internship

In 2015, we introduced our indigenous internships and we are proud to continue this into the future.

Melbourne Health is committed to promoting, developing and fostering improvements and opportunities in indigenous health for patients, the community and its indigenous health workforce. In addition to these intern positions, other recent initiatives include the annual Indigenous Health Oration (Prof Ian Anderson Oration), the Cultural Competency and Safety Education Package and the Aboriginal Employment Plan.

All final year medical students who identify as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander and are eligible and registered for the PMCV computer match are eligible to apply. You can be from any Priority group and there is no minimum University Z score required to apply. General aptitude will however be taken into consideration in the final selection process.

It is a condition of application that you discuss internship at RMH with one of the following Indigenous doctors who are a part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Working Group and also mentors for junior staff:

A confirmation of Aboriginality will be required at time of application. If you are unable to provide this, you are welcome to apply, however please discuss this with our Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Mentors (Dr Glenn Harrison or Dr Luke Burchill).

All eligible candidates will be offered an interview and telephone interviews are available to interstate and rural Victorian applicants.

Job share internship

In 2015, we introduced a job share internship which is a structured arrangement over two years. It is ideal for those who are unable to commit to a full time internship for various reasons. Applications for this position will be additional to the normal recruitment process and successful applicants will be advised before the PMCV match takes place so they can withdraw from the match.

You may apply with someone else however applications will be considered separately, not jointly, and the most suitable candidates will be selected.

Structure of job share internship is as follows:

  • two year program
  • minimum roster blocks of two week for RMH rotations
  • minimum roster blocks of five weeks for rural rotations

To apply for the job share internship you must be a Priority group 1 candidate and submit an application as per the instructions for the Priority Group 1 candidates, after submission of your application you must email and advise you wish to apply for the job share internship and include reasons why you are applying for the job share position.

You will be advised the outcome of your application for the job share internship position prior to the PMCV match close date and if successful you will need to withdraw from the PMCV match prior to the closing date.

Priority group 2 and 3 candidates are not eligible to apply.


The following rotations are available at RMH and Affiliated hospitals:

Royal Melbourne HospitalAffiliated hospitals

General medicine - core
General surgery - core
Emergency medicine - core

Specialty rotations include:

  • breast & endocrine
  • colorectal surgery
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • hepatobiliary
  • infectious diseases (VIDS)
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • palliative care
  • psychiatry
  • nephrology surgery (transplant)
  • respiratory medicine
  • rheumatology
  • stroke
  • urology

Ballarat - Urology

Royal Women's Hospital - emergency, gynaecology oncology

Wangaratta - emergency, general medicine, general surgery

Wimmera (Horsham) - general medicine, general surgery, emergency, including anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology

Application and selection

Application and selection is via a group interview. See the frequently asked questions below for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Group Interview

How do I book an interview?

Should you be shortlisted, you will be sent an email with a link and invited to book an interview via our online booking website. We will ensure there is an interview space for each shortlisted candidate. Should you have limited availability, it is advised you book a place as soon as you receive the email as no additional sessions will be offered.

What can I expect in the interview?

The interview panel will consist of up to two Medical Specialists/Consultants (at least one being an Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander Mentor) and one member of the Medical Workforce Unit. Up to 6 candidates are interviewed at one time. The focus of the interview is to share information, find out a bit more about you and why you want to complete your Internship at RMH.

Why do RMH conduct group interviews when you get to know me better one-on-one?
The Royal Melbourne Hospital focuses on collaboration, unity and teamwork and we feel group interviews provides us with a platform to assess these attributes.

Will there be an opportunity for questions during the group interview?

Yes, there will be opportunity for questions and general discussion however as there is only 60 minutes allocated per interview session there may not be enough time for us to answer all of your questions. If you intend on asking a question we ask you to please be mindful of your colleagues and the time constraints. You are also welcome to email any questions to

What should I do to prepare for the interview?

Research RMH, use the internet, talk to friends, alumni, colleagues or other people already working at RMH. Use your initiative; ask yourself, what do you think we would like to learn about you?

Rotation and leave allocations

How do I select which rotations I want?

Soon after contracts are issued to successful applicants, a roster preference form is emailed. The roster preference form will contain many different options that are pre-set roster allocations for the entire year, all of which need to be numbered from most desirable to least desirable. The forms are then used by MWU to find a fair balance that generates the highest number of desirable outcomes for the largest number of interns.

How much leave are interns given and how is it allocated?

Interns accrue 5 weeks of annual leave. Two weeks is pre-allocated during the year and the remaining three at the end of your internship. Annual leave is incorporated within the pre-set roster allocations.


When will Intern orientation commence?

Monday 6 January 2020.