The MAPP Research Program is currently seeking applications for research internships from 3rd year Deakin University Psychology students. The internships are based at the Burwood Campus.

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.

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.

Intern shifts run for a minimum of 4 hours per week for 16 weeks. Interns work under supervision and so this opportunity is only available at Burwood on campus. 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.


3 general internships: MAPP General Interns engage in participant follow-up communication and are in regular contact with our study participants. Applicants should feel confident speaking on the phone with participants, have a good eye for detail, the ability to work systematically yet flexibly, and a strong team-focused work ethic. 

1 data management internship: for students specifically interested in pursuing a career in research. Data management interns are individuals who have achieved a High Distinction in Research Methods B. In this position, interns are trained to use a longitudinal cohort study codebook, clean and scale measures and run simple descriptive analyses using Stata statistical software. Stata software is widely preferred by many academics and postgraduate students and is an exceptional addition to a student's CV. The student will also be or become proficient with Microsoft Excel. This role will suit an individual who would like to enter honours/4th year with increased confidence in data handling techniques.

Register your interest

To register your interest, complete the online form below. You are asked to include your curriculum vitae and an academic transcript but this does not need to be certified.