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Internship Opportunities

1) Internship available at the IMH Health Intelligence Unit

The IMH Health Intelligence Unit seeks to answer clinically-relevant questions to improve hospital processes by analysing existing administrative data. It also assists non-research staff plan, conduct and publish their projects and investigations.

The Internship posting intends to provide students with exposure to the publishing process, the ethics application process, and the peer review process. Students are expected to contribute by assisting in conducting and synthesising systematic literature reviews, critically reviewing manuscript drafts, and finding relevant methods of answering proposed research questions. Data collections and analysis may also be necessary depending on the unit’s current projects, but will not invariably be part of the position. The position is unpaid, but provides critical  exposure to publication and peer review processes. The internship does not provide clinical exposure.
Applicants should have completed, or be in the process of completing a master’s degree in a discipline related to mental health and be prepared to contribute at least two days a week for three months at the IMH campus.

Please submit a resume, brief biography and timeline of availability to Daniel_poremski@imh.com.sg with the email subject “HIU Internship”.

2) Internship Programmes in Child Mental Health

  Application for Feb'18-Aug’18 intake is now closed.   

The Department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is committed to the education and professional development of young clinician and allied health professionals. The internship programmes in child mental health adopt a clinician-scientist approach with positions offering clinical exposure and training opportunities in a clinical setting, with a strong focus on conducting research in mental health.

Clinical Research Internship

This programme is open to candidates who are interested to do their research with the department. Candidates should be enrolled in either (i) a Masters or PhD programme in a local university, or (ii) a MD programme in a local medical school at the time of application. Candidates should have secured an academic supervisor from their institution who is agreeable with the intern completing their research with IMH. Candidates with a research proposal submitted at the time of application will be considered favourably if the proposal topic aligns with the interest of a potential site supervisor. This position requires substantial commitment as it requires the intern to complete a research project independently upon completion of the internship. Applications are reviewed year-round. 

Psychology Undergraduate Internship

Students who are in their third year, reading psychology as a major in one of the local universities are welcomed to apply for this position. Interns gain clinical exposure through department training sessions, clinical observation sessions and case discussion as well as learn research skills by assisting in the administration of research studies. This opportunity will provide valuable hands-on experience in psychology applied in clinical settings for students with an interest to pursue a career in psychology.

Applications for internship are reviewed year-round but vacancies may be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interns, on part-time basis, are required to commit at least 2 days a week for 6 months, extendable to 1 year based on performance. Interns, on a full-time basis, are required to commit 5 days a week for at least 3 months. 

To apply

Submit your completed application form and relevant documents to dcap@imh.com.sg. 

Please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Click here to download application form.

Note: IMH does not offer remuneration for the above internship programmes in child mental health. Requests for clinical placements or psychology observation programme are not included.   

All applicants will need to pay a non-refundable administrative fee of SGD 20 (includes GST).
A standard fee of SGD 150 (includes GST) applies for all successful applications. Waiver of fee may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  



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