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CCCH internship program

  • The CCCH internship program enables senior undergraduate and postgraduate students from Australia and overseas to undertake unpaid placements within a leading and internationally recognised, multi-disciplinary policy and research environment. Interns will have unique opportunities to gain an understanding of the Centre's research, clinical and translation work, gain practical experience and develop a range of essential skills. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to get an inside-view of the world of research and see theory being put into practice.

    Please note all Internship placements are on an unpaid, voluntary basis for the purpose of work experience, knowledge building and skill development and are not an offer for employment or for the purpose of obtaining specific academic credit as part of a structured course requirement.

    What does the program entail?

    Interns may become involved in a variety of projects and research tasks, matched where possible to suit their interests and abilities. Tasks usually involve the provision of practical administrative support to research teams such as packing and sending out research questionnaires, organising participant information, scanning and entering in data and phoning participants. It can also include literature reviews, assisting in the drafting of reports, assisting in the design or administration of research instruments (e.g. surveys, interview schedules), assisting with or observing fieldwork (e.g. focus groups), data entry, attending meetings, assisting with the design of translational materials, assisting with data collection and a variety of other tasks as required. CCCH interns will also be encouraged to attend other Centre activities such as seminars, presentations and special events.

    Who is eligible to apply?

    Interns can be:

    • Senior undergraduate students (at completion stage or final stages of their undergraduate degree)
    • Postgraduate students
    • From either Australia or overseas; and
    • Considering a career in research, science, psychology, social sciences, education, health sciences or social policy research. 

    Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including (but not limited to) psychology, medicine and health sciences, nursing and social sciences.

    When are the placements, and for how long?

    The number of places will vary subject to the availability of projects to host student interns and according to when these projects have capacity to host interns. Students are welcome to submit an Expression of Interest form at any time to be considered for upcoming placements. **Candidates interested in a CCCH internship are advised to submit an Expression of Interest form.**

    Candidates that can be successfully matched to a suitable and available project will then be able to negotiate with CCCH to conduct their placement during a mutually convenient time frame and on mutually convenient terms. Placements may be undertaken on a full or part time basis depending on the specific requirements of Centre projects and candidate needs. As a general rule, internships run for 12 weeks and students attend at least two days per week during that time.

    How can I apply?

    1. Learn about the Centre for Community Child Health and its many projects by reading through the CCCH website.
    2. Download the Internship Program Expression of Interest Form and attach a recent copy of your academic transcript and your CV.
    3. Send completed form and attachments to Jacqueline Ding at the Centre for Community Child Health either by email (preferred), post or fax.
    4. You will be placed on the CCCH list of interested applicants. CCCH will contact you in due course to advise if you have been shortlisted and if any projects are available which would suit your interests, abilities, level of study completed and availability

    Please note that the outcome of your application will depend on the strength of your application, your availability and the projects available at the CCCH during the time period you are applying for.

    Download the CCCH Internship Expression of Interest Form

    Program enquiries

    Dalrene De Silva  
    Program Co-ordinator – CCCH Internship Program
    Centre for Community Child Health
    Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road
    Parkville Vic 3052


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.