Commonwealth Medical Internships

This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) initiative.

Page last updated: 18 April 2016

The CMI initiative is designed to increase the nation's capacity to train medical interns in alternative settings, such as private hospitals, and in rural and regional Australia, where there are traditionally fewer options for internship training.

As medical students in Commonwealth-supported places are guaranteed an internship by states and territories, CMI places are only available to eligible international full-fee paying medical students from an onshore medical school in Australia having completed all of their medical degree in Australia.

The information below has been developed to provide an overview of the CMI initiative to assist potential applicants understand how the initiative works.

Programme Guidelines

Commonwealth Medical Internships Programme Guidelines

Deed of Agreement

Commonwealth Medical Internships Draft Deed of Agreement

For internship providers

The Invitation to Apply for eligible private hospitals interested in delivering Commonwealth funded medical internships in 2017 opens 19 April 2016 and closes at 2.00pm (AEST) Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

Information is available on the Department's website.

Please send all queries regarding the Invitation to Apply for Funding to

For final year medical students

Planning for the CMI in 2017 is in progress. The application period dates have not been set for CMI 2017.

Further Information

All initial contact regarding the CMI initiative is managed through a central email address. Please send all queries to