The VNPA is looking for students to take part in their Student Placement Program.

This program is independently hosted by the VNPA, and presents an exciting opportunity to gain professional work experience in the not-for-profit sector. The VNPA is interested in working with students who have a passion for Victoria’s natural environment and national parks, and who are keen to gain more experience in environmental outreach and advocacy.

Some comments about the program from past students include:

“Being in an environment with so many people doing positive things has been pretty inspiring and added to feelings of hope.” – Gemma

“A VNPA placement will help cement the path of your passion. Whether it’s the science of conservation, or conversations about science, VNPA has it all.” – Jeremy

“My placement has been one which has given me a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for environmental science and conservation in Victoria, and has greatly contributed to my professional development.” – Rachel

Please see below for more information, placement vacancies, and for instructions on how to apply.

Roles available

In this round, one placement will be available:

Key dates

Please contact us for 2023 program dates.


How to apply:

  1. Read the Student Placement Program Guidelines
  2. Consider the role that you would like to apply for and read the relevant Role Description – see Roles Available above.
  3. Complete the online application form.

Contact the VNPA for more information

Please ensure you have read the guidelines before contacting us.

General enquiries

Heath Rickard, Finance & Operations Manager   t. 9341 6503   e. [email protected]

NatureWatch enquiries

Dr Sera Blair, NatureWatch Coordinator   t. 9341 6510 e. [email protected]

ReefWatch enquiries

Kade Mills, ReefWatch Coordinator  t. 9341 6509   e. [email protected]