Summer Research Internship Program
Develop your research skills with the School of Health Sciences’ Summer Research Internship Program.
What does it involve?
Open to students from all disciplines, this prestigious summer internship offers practical experience and insight into cutting-edge health sciences research.
You’ll be employed for 30 days to complete a research project under the supervision of a School of Health Sciences faculty member. In addition to the practical element of the program, you’ll receive a tax-free scholarship of $1,800.
Most students work on their research projects full-time over a six-week period during the summer break, however part-time or split periods of employment may, in some instances, be negotiated with the supervisor. Your internship will culminate in a poster presentation, held at the start of Semester 1, 2018.
To get an idea of the type of work you may be doing, view the list of projects being offered below.
Download this PDF to view the current list of projects being offered for the Summer Research Internship Program.
How will I benefit?
As a successful applicant, you will:
- Build valuable skills by completing research activities under the supervision of health sciences researchers and, in some cases, external partners.
- Develop a deep understanding of a specific research project and area.
- Form working relationships with researchers in health sciences and external partners.
- Receive a tax-free scholarship of $1,800.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible to apply if:
- You have completed between 12 and 20 units of undergraduate study in any field.
- You hold a distinction average across completed units.
- You are available to complete 30 days of research activity over the summer months between the end of Semester 2, 2017 and the start of Semester 1, 2018.
- You meet any specific skill requirements listed in the project description.
How to apply
To apply for the Summer Research Internship Program, follow these steps:
- View the list of projects being offered.
- Contact the supervisors of your preferred projects to discuss eligibility, and make sure the project requirements and schedule are suitable for you.
- Complete the online application form by Friday 13 October 2017.
*The School of Health Sciences includes:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Department of Health and Medical Sciences
Department of Health Professions
Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology
Centre for Human Psychopharmacology (CHP)
Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre (BPsych)
Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
Swinburne Psychology Clinic