Closing Date: Monday 15th of April 2019
Organization North-West University
Employment Type Internship
Province North West
Town/City Potchefstroom
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Purpose of the position:
For an individual aspiring to embark on a career as a Research Psychologist. This position can be utilised to partially comply (6 months appointment) with the requirements for an internship in Research Psychology as outlined by the Professional Board for Psychology (HPCSA), Form 107. This position will prepare the individual for a wide variety of possible scenarios within a research environment where a trans-disciplinary approach is taken towards project planning, data gathering, dissemination and development of non-clinical interventions.


Minimum Requirements

  • Proof of registration as MA/MSc student in Research Psychology; and
  • Proof that the Masters study is at an advanced stage (e.g., taught modules completed and/or research dissertation in advanced stage).



  • Research and project management
  • Understanding Project Terms of Reference and the writing of a research proposal including the project budget
  • Literature review
  • Data gathering (design study; adapt and develop data gathering instruments; undertake pilot study; fieldwork)
  • Data analysis and interpretation of results
  • Dissemination of results
  • Research ethics when conducting research

Job Specification

  • Proficiency in literature review, different research approaches/designs (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Proficiency in data gathering, data analysis and interpretation, ensuring rigor in research (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Relevant knowledge of legislation on ethics and basic project management
  • Ability to work autonomous, in a group or as an individual
  • Ability to use e-media for the purpose of communication, workshop presentations and research.
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent time management, ability to work under pressure and meeting strict deadlines, the ability to adapt to various settings and adjust behaviour accordingly, excellent interpersonal and intrapersonal relations, high level of coping and stress management, team player, willingness to accommodate the research unit for the greater good.
  • Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environment of the NWU.


How to Apply

Apply Online for the North-West University: Research Psychology Internship 2019


Closing Date: 15 April 2019



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