Internships in Western Australia (WA) are managed annually through a centralised recruitment process coordinated by PMCWA. Final year medical students apply mid-year for positions starting in January of the next calendar year.


Applications for 2021 WA medical intern positions are now open and will close Thursday 4 June, 4:00pm (AWST). 2021 intern positions are advertsied at JobsWA (external site) with applications being received via the online platform MedJobsWA (external site)

For further information regarding the 2021 intern recruitment process, please view the 2021 WA Intern Application Guide , 2021 WA Intern JDF and 2021 WA Intern Advert. Additional information can be found in the PMCWA intern application video (external link).


Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, some employing hospitals are now providing hospital information online. Please follow the below links to view their information:

Fiona Stanley Hospital intern information (external link)

Royal Perth Hospital – intern information (external link) – further RPH information can be found in the Medical Student Info Night Program and the RPH 2021 Internship Information Package .

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital intern information (external link)

St John of God Midland Hospital – intern information (external link)

WA Country Health Service – intern information (external link)



We are aware that some states are not asking intern applicants to recruit referees due to the increased workload we are seeing due to COVID-19. WA are providing two options for 2021 WA Intern applicants:

  • If intern applicants have already recruited a referee, applicants are able to input their referee details in the mandatory ‘referee’ section of the application, or
  • If intern applicants have not already selected a referee, applicants are advised to input ‘TBA’ in the mandatory referee section of the application.

Further information will be provided in the 2021 WA Intern Application Guide.

Please note, any referee requests will be contacted directly from MedJobsWA via email, if required. Applicants are not required to contact referees, and should not do so unless requested by PMCWA. For more information, please refer to the FAQs within the 2021 WA Intern Application Guide.

Centralised Intern Application Process

In WA all interns are employed by a Primary Employing Health Service (PEHS) accredited by PMCWA. Each PEHS is a major tertiary hospital in WA which has been accredited to directly employ interns and provide a high quality intern training program. All five WA Health PEHS recruit through the Centralised Intern Application Process. Each PEHS holds an information session during the application period, with presentations from the Medical Education teams, current interns and more.

Following the close of applications in the centralised application process, all applications are reviewed by PMCWA and a pool created for all suitable applications. Applications appointed to the pool are grouped and managed according to the applicable priority category. Applications appointed to the pool will be offered positions according to category as positions are available and selection processes completed.

WA also participates in a National Audit, coordinated by the National Audit Data Manager, to identify applicants who have applied for and/or accepted intern positions in more than one state/territory. Further information about the audit can be found in the 2019 National Intern Data Audit.