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About the campaign

The Department of Health coordinates the annual campaign to recruit interns for positions in Hospital and Health Services across Queensland.

There are 3 recruitment pathways available to obtain a medical internship in Queensland:

The online portal is the only method of applying for an intern position with Queensland Health.

Graduates assign a preference to all participating hospitals from highest to lowest.

From the applications received, graduates are either directly allocated an intern position determined by their preference (group A) or will participate in a merit selection process conducted by participating hospitals with remaining intern vacancies (groups B-D). Read more on the applicant groups for intern positions.

Hospitals are responsible for conducting pre-employment checks, onboarding, contracting issues and orientation. Learn more about the facilities participating in the intern recruitment campaign, and the positions they have available.

For further information about the campaign, how to apply and key dates refer to the Application guide (PDF 3624 kB).

Rural generalist pathway

The Queensland rural generalist pathway supports junior medical officers with targeted training and development to become a rural generalist, or to go onto any other medical field. Applications open Tuesda 2 March and close Tuesday 16 March 2021.

Visit the Rural generalist pathway website for further information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern allocation initiative

The purpose of the initiative is to promote the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical graduates in the Queensland Health workforce. Eligible applicants can apply to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern allocation initiative to be allocated to their first preferenced hospital. Applications open Tuesday 4 May and close Thursday 3 June 2021.

Read the Application guide (PDF 3624 kB) for further information on the initiative, including the required supporting documentation.

Last updated: 24 February 2021

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Applications open: 9am, Tues 4 May 2021

Applications close: 3pm, Thurs 3 June 2021

Note: Some of the rural positions were not filled and have been converted to general intern positions, please check the position status report for updated available positions.

Learn about the application portal where you can submit or manage your application.

For help navigating the application portal, review the user manual (PDF 1036 kB) which provides step-by-step instructions on the application process.

Application guide

Review the Intern recruitment campaign application guide (PDF 3624 kB) which provides a detailed explanation of the campaign process.