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 2020 WA medical intern positions are now open, and close Friday 7 June 2019, 12 noon (AWST). 2020 intern positions are advertised at JobsWA (external site) with applications being received on MedJobsWA (external site).

For further information regarding the 2020 intern recruitment process, please view the Intern Application Guide (PDF), Job Description Form (PDF) and advert (PDF).

The presentation from the intern application information can be viewed here (external site).


Referees will be contacted directly from MedJobsWA via email, and will be provided with an electronic referee report template to complete. Whilst referees can be contacted at any stage throughout the recruitment process, it is likely that referees will be contacted once applications close (i.e. after 7 June). For more information please refer to FAQs within the WA Intern Application Guide (PDF).

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 2018 National Intern Data Audit (PDF 452KB).