School of Psychology PGDipPP Intern Scholarships

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Closing date: 31/12/2018   


The intern scholarship is open to students who are eligible to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice (PGDipPP). Applicants will be enrolled in the PGDipPP programme at the Manawatu Campus


2.1 Successful applicants will have an excellent academic record in Psychology, demonstrated by their academic record prior to selection for their professional training qualification, and sustained high performance during the pre-internship components of their qualification.

2.2In addition, successful applicants must have demonstrated an ability to work in a team setting, high level of oral and written communication skills and the capacity to receive and apply feedback.

The successful applicant will be awarded a scholarship of 44 weeks that will enable them to undertake their intern training at the Turitea Psychology Clinic full-time. Within the length of appointment the candidate will have the opportunity to complete the full hours (1,500 hours) required for registration by arrangement with the Clinic Director and the PGDipPP coordinator. Start and end dates and weekly commitments will be negotiated with the successful applicant to ensure this requirement is fulfilled.

The intern scholarship will be to the value of $20,000. The onus is on the student to pay all tuition fees associated with their enrolment.

Payments will be made on a monthly basis over the course of 44 weeks.

6.Performance standards
The successful applicant (intern) will enrol in, and satisfactorily undertake study towards the PGDipPP and will provide services to clients under the supervision of qualified staff. The intern will
?Provide psychological and/or behavioural assessment and interventions for clients with health conditions.
?Engage in tasks related to service promotion and service development.
?Liaise and consult with supervisor/Service Coordinator regularly.
?Attend weekly team meetings.
?Develop service presentations for health professionals in the community in conjunction with the health conditions team.
?Contribute as required to the organisation and running of group interventions.
?Engage in research activities related to the service as required.
?Contribute as required to the day-to-day running of the clinic.
?Bring a cultural awareness to his/her work and comply with the University's obligation under its Charter regarding the Treaty of Waitangi.
?Comply with the Principles and Values of the NZ Psychologists Board Code of Ethics
?Enrol in and satisfactorily undertake study towards a PGDipPP
?Undertake such other applied, and professional development activities as directed by the Clinic Director and Service Coordinator.
?Undertake administrative duties associated with Clinic activities as directed by the Clinic Director and/or Service Coordinator, including the maintenance of professional and administrative records; the production of psychological reports and letters to referral agencies; service development, and serving on appropriate committees.


The scholarship may be terminated at any time at the discretion of Massey University for the following reasons:

-Lack of satisfactory academic progress in the applicant’s programme of study
-Failure to meet performance standards
-Breach by the applicant of any of the rules and regulations of Massey University
-Breach by the applicant of any of the Principles and Values in the NZ Psychologists Board Code of Ethics.

Should termination be required, the applicant will be given written notice by the Head of School, Psychology.

8.Selection Committee
The selection committee will be comprised of the Clinic Director, the coordinator of the Health Conditions Service, and a Health Conditions Psychologist.

Applicants are welcome to contact the Clinic Director for more information regarding the scholarship available. Applications should include a letter of application, an up to date CV and the names and contact details of three referees. Applications are submitted to the School of Psychology Head of School Office Manager in October for internship the following year.

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2018.

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