Monash Arts Summer Research Internship Program

The Arts Internship Program is pleased to introduce the Summer Research Internship Program 2016/2017. The program will allow current Arts students to undertake an unpaid research internship with a Monash Arts academic as part of ATS3129 Arts Internship unit.

If you’re interested in a research career or furthering your studies through an honours program, this is a great opportunity to get ahead over the holidays.

A Research internship will provide you with:

  • opportunity to work with an Arts Academic staff
  • gain 12 credit points by enrolling in ATS3129 Arts Internship unit
  • experience in an area of research
  • an insight into future opportunities within research
  • encouragement to pursue a career in research or academia

The student intern will be allocated a place to work on campus. Some work may also be done remotely. This is an unpaid internship.

The following researchers have some exciting projects available for this Summer. Click on each project to find details about the role and any additional requirements.

Researcher Profile Project Details
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Dr Elizabeth Coleman

Mapping Fitzroy

This research project aims to understand the processes of social integration and the means by which a migrant comes to feel comfortable or ‘at home’. It will map how ethnic groups use physical space in Fitzroy, and analyse how this use correlates with cross cultural interaction and the sense of being welcome… More details

  • Location: Caulfield Campus
  • Estimated hours: 200 hours
  • Approximate start and end date: 21 November 2016 – 19 February 2017
  • Available Places: 3
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Dr James Roffee

Monash Social Sciences LGBTIQ Community Violence Team

Monash Social Sciences has community engaged scholars whose research is focused in the field of improving responses to violence against members of the LGBTIQ community. The research will be used to inform scholarly debate, policy development and implementation, public understanding of violence against members of the LGBTIQ community and responses to this.. More details

  • Location: Clayton Campus
  • Estimated hours: 144 hours
  • Approximate start date: November 2016 (flexible)
  • Available Places: 1
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Dr David Holmes

Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub

This research will deliver insights that can build the capacity for governments, businesses, NGO’s and journalists to improve their climate literacy and climate communication skills. The research will also be an aggregator of existing social research on climate, identifying gaps in the research and delivering knowledge which bridges those gaps… More details

  • Location: Caulfield Campus
  • Estimated hours: 144 hours
  • Approximate start and end date: 1 November 2016 – 28 February 2017 (flexible)
  • Available Places: 4
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Dr Robert Simpson

The Origins of the Concept of Hate Speech

In 2017 I’ll be undertaking a piece of research which examines the question of whether “hate speech” should be thought of as a feature of the social world that exists independently of its definition in law, or whether — as seems more natural — it is best understood as something that only exists as an ‘invented’ legal category… More details

  • Location: Clayton Campus
  • Estimated hours: 144 hours
  • Approximate start and end date: 1 November 2016 – 28 February 2017 (flexible)
  • Available Places: 1
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Dr Lesley Pruitt

Youth in the Current European ‘Migration Crisis’

This project will apply an age- and gender-sensitive analysis to reporting of and policymaking around the recent European ‘migration crisis’ and if time permits include comparison with earlier events, such as the 1992-1995 Bosnian conflict and WWII. The analysis will include data gathered from media reports, media images, and official policy documents… More details

  • Location: Clayton Campus
  • Estimated hours: 288 hours
  • Approximate start and end date: 8 November-17 February (can be flexible)
  • Available Places: 1
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Prof Jakob Hohwy

Meditation and body awareness

To review research and run study on the effect of meditation on body awareness; relate to theoretical literature… More details

  • Location: Clayton Campus
  • Estimated hours: 200 hours
  • Approximate start and end date: December 2016 – March 2017 (flexible)
  • Available Places: 1

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Dr Carlos Uxo

Latin American migrants in Australia

This is a collaborative research project led by myself and Ass. Prof. Dharmalingam Arunachalam (Sociology, Monash), in which we already have two research assistants, and for which we have received seed funding from the Faculty. We are analysing demographic patterns in Latin American migration to Australia… More details

  • Location: Clayton Campus
  • Estimated hours: 288 hours
  • Approximate start and end date: 15 November 2016 – 1 February 2017
  • Available Places: 1

Eligibility

1. The students should meet the eligibility criteria to enrol in ATS3129 Arts Internship (12CP) unit (completed 96 credit points and have a distinction average)

2. Check with Arts Student services if you have room in your degree for this unit.

Application Process

Go to the Application form and submit your details along with a cover letter and resume for the project you are interested in by Sunday,16th October 2016. Submit separate applications if interested in more than one project.

Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for an interview.