Each year the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program provides research placements to interns as part of their 1000 hours of supervised practice. There are two ‘blocks’ of placement; the first from approximately March to end of August and the second from September to the end of January of the following year. The number of hours of placement (between 250 and 350 hours) must be completed within the timeframe (two days minimum placement days per week).

In order to apply for an Intern to aid you in your research, your project must be forensic in nature, recognized by a university or other funding body and be within the Sydney NSW area. Last year we had numerous applications for placement; please ensure that you clearly identify and explain your project as we ask Intern to choose and prioritize their choices.

You will note in the application form that higher education placement accredited supervisors are required, as well as being an endorsed forensic psychologist; if the project supervisors do not meet those criteria, there are still opportunities for UNSW supervising staff to act as supervisors in some cases.

If you are interested in providing a research placement, please do not hesitate to contact Anita McGregor, Placement Coordinator to discuss and to get onto the email list for the application form. The application process begins at the end of each year, with the deadline occurring in mid February of the following year. Interns will begin contacting supervisors in March (for Block 1 placements) and to arrange for later starts (i.e., for Block 2).