About MAPP Internships:

Internships are a great way to gain research experience. They add value to students' CVs and provide insight into the type of work carried out in psychology 4th year and postgraduate programs. MAPP General Interns engage in a range of tasks related to running a longitudinal research program and are in regular contact with our study participants. 

Acceptance into the internship program is competitive. Students should have solid academic results,  demonstrate interest in research, have the ability to work well within a team, show attention to detail and have excellent written and verbal communication. Prior to commencement, accepted applicants will be expected to have gained a Working With Children Check and to have completed the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Training.

In 2018, MAPP is offering general internships across three 4-month periods: Period 1) March-June; Period 2) June-September; Period 3) September-December.

Social Media Position: Starting in Period 2, we are offering a social media internship. The successful applicant  will be someone with a high level of written communication and an understanding of the importance of the public profile of a research study. The intern will be required to locate and review relevant material for MAPP's website, Facebook and Twitter  pages; schedule content for important days (e.g., mental health awareness days); keep track of new research in the MAPP Study’s area of interest; keep track of relevant articles in The Conversation and other media; and, form connections with related studies and organisations. 

Register your interest

We ask students to register their interest in advance by completing the online form below. You are asked to include your curriculum vitae and an academic transcript but this does not need to be certified. Intern shifts run for a minimum of 4 hours per week for 16 weeks and are based at the Deakin Burwood campus. Two students will be accepted for each general internship period and one student for the social media internships.

Deakin students completing the unit HPS328 - Transitioning To Work, in which there is a 140 hour placement, can also apply for an internship via the form below. 

Applications for MAPP Period 2 Internships (June-September 2018) close at 5pm Friday April 13th, 2018. Expressions of interest can also be lodged for Period 3. Please indicate on your application whether you are interested in a general of social media position.