Mentorship and Internship Program

M&G QLD’s Mentorship and Internship
Program 2022–2024 supports
paid staff and volunteers in public,
not-for-profit museums and galleries
located in Queensland to access
expertise in cultural organisations in
Australia for the purpose of
professional development.

About the program

With the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, M&G QLD is offering the Mentorship and Internship Program 2022–2024 for paid staff and volunteers in public, not-for-profit museums and galleries located in Queensland.

The Program makes possible opportunities for staff and volunteers to access expertise in cultural organisations in Australia, to learn from leading industry professionals and to build lasting networks.

Successful applicants will be offered a two-week placement working with their mentor/s and host organisation/s in order to expand their professional skills, knowledge and networks in such areas as (but not limited to) curatorial practice, public programming, audience development, collection management, digitisation.

Two types of professional development opportunities for volunteer, emerging, mid-career and established professionals working in Queensland’s public galleries and museums: 

  • Gallery and Museum Mentorship
  • Volunteer Internship

Recipients of M&G QLD’s 2022-2024 Mentorship and Internship Program and their host organisations are listed below. 
M&G QLD acknowledges the generous contributions of our mentors and host organistions in supporting this Program.

  • Rebecca Lush, Curator, Integrated Pathology Learning Centre, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Brisbane
    Host: WA Museum Boola Bardip, WA

  • Charla Strelan, Curator, UQ Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History, Herston, Brisbane
    Host: Powerhouse Museum, NSW

  • Sarah Thomson, Public Programs and Community Engagement Officer, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
    Host: The Unconformity, TAS

  • Bridie Weaver, Arts and Cultural Advisor, Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela 
    Host: Artspace Mackay, QLD


  • Helen Cameron, Volunteer, Museum Curator, Logan City Historical Museum
    Host: Redland Museum, QLD

  • Linden George, Volunteer, Communications Coordinator, Miegunyah House Museum, Brisbane
    Host: Queensland Police Museum, QLD

  • Anna Hahn, Volunteer, Care and Preservation Team, Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum 
    Host: The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich, QLD

  • Sherrie-Ann Shepherd, Volunteer, Photography and Digitisation Team Leader, Herberton Mining Centre
    Host: State Library of Queensland, QLD

  • Louise Truan, Volunteer, Royal Queensland Art Society at Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane
    Host: Cairns Art Gallery, QLD


Formerly known as M&G QLD’s Mentorship, International Fellowship and Internship Program, this Program was disrupted by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions, venue closures and other impacts at its commencement in early 2020. However in 2022, with Australia reaching its vaccination targets and people feeling more confident to travel nationally, we are delighted to resume the Program with a revised scope and timeline to deliver a COVID-safe learning and professional development opportunity to build the capacity of our sector. 

Mindful of these uncertain times, M&G QLD will be delivering the 2022–2024 Mentorship and Internship Program within Australia only. This has been done to minimise the risk and potential disruptions that could occur for Program recipients travelling outside of our country, while still providing the same or similar professional development, networking and learning opportunities for successful applicants. 



Rebekah Butler

Executive Director,
Museums & Galleries Queensland

07 3059 9744
[email protected]

Training & Professional Development

Museums & Galleries Queensland

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