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 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. Internships are only available intermittently throughout the year, so we ask students to register their interest in advance by completing the online form below. You are asked to include an academic transcript but this does not need to be certified. Intern shifts run for a minimum of 4 hours per week for 12 weeks and are based at the Deakin Burwood campus.
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.
Data management internshipS:
As well the general research support internships described above, MAPP also offers data management internships 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. The internship is for a minimum of 48 hours, usually contributed as 4 hours per week over 12 weeks.
Please note in your application whether you are interested in either the general or data management internship.