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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.
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.
Interns can be:
Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including (but not limited to) psychology, medicine and health sciences, nursing and social sciences.
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.
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
Jacqueline Ding Program Co-ordinator – CCCH Internship Program
Centre for Community Child Health
Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road
Parkville Vic 3052
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.