Summer Internship

Project Details

The Centre for Neuroscience of Speech (NeuS) is offering two research internships over the summer break. See the list of current projects on the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech site.

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 and can also include literature reviews; preparation of ethics applications, assisting in the drafting of reports; assisting in data analysis (e.g., acoustic analysis); assisting with or observing fieldwork; data entry; attending meetings, assisting with the design of translational materials; assisting with data collection and a variety of other tasks as required. NeuS interns will also be encouraged to attend other departmental 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 relating to speech pathology, linguistics, psychology, health sciences or neuroscience

Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

When are the placements, and for how long?

Available places will vary subject to the number of projects available to host student interns and according to when these projects have capacity to host student interns. Students are welcome to submit an Expression of Interest form between October 15 and November 15 each year to be considered for upcoming placements.

Candidates that can be successfully matched to a suitable and available project will then be able to negotiate with NeuS to conduct their placement during a mutually convenient timeframe 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 an absolute minimum, Internship placements must be no less than 2 weeks in duration for a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Centre for Neuroscience of Speech summer students receive a scholarship at $250.00 per week Full Time Equivalent (FTE - 7 hours 15 minutes per day). You will be required to complete timesheets each fortnight & do not receive payment for the public holidays. Your name will also be listed on the NeuS website as a successful applicant for the year.

Submissions need to be made by the 15th of November. Please complete and submit an Expression of Interest.

Recipients:

2015-2016

  • Courtney Lewis (Qualified Speech Pathologist - University of Texas-Austin)
  • Alexander O’Sullivan (4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology Student - La Trobe University)

2014-2015

  • Johanna Castles (2nd year Master of Speech Pathology Student - University of Melbourne)
  • Shira Baum (4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology Student - La Trobe University)

2013-2014

  • Eleanor Brignell (2nd year Master of Speech Pathology Student - University of Melbourne)
  • Myfanwy Goode (2nd year Master of Speech Pathology Student - University of Melbourne)

2012-2013

  • Talia Zyngier (4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology Student - La Trobe University)
  • Sharon Flitman (2nd year Master of Speech Pathology Student - University of Melbourne)
  • Melissa Kane (2nd year Master of Speech Pathology Student - University of Melbourne)

2011-2012

  • Sophie Brown (2nd year Master of Speech Pathology Student – University of Melbourne)
  • Sarah Katthagen (4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology Student – La Trobe University)

Research Group

Neuroscience of Speech



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health & Well-being, Sensory Neuroscience



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Audiology and Speech Pathology