School of Medicine and Public Health Internship Scholarship

Amount$1000Number Available6FacultiesFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
EstablishmentThe Health Behaviour Research Group undertakes research in a broad range of fields which include cancer prevention, screening, heart disease, mental illness, diabetes, alcohol consumption, stroke and Indigenous health. It is made up of researchers and students from the University of Newcastle, who are affiliated with the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour. The Health Behaviour Research Group is seeking expressions of interest for Intern Scholarships to assist with the conduct of literature reviews.

The application form for this scholarship can be found at:

Description of tasks Interns will work with a Research Fellow from the Health Behaviour Research Group to undertake literature review tasks. This may include (but is not limited to): conducting literature searches, undertaking data coding and extraction, and assisting with writing of sections of the manuscript. Co-authorship on the resulting paper will be offered if minimum requirements related to authorship are met (see:

Hours of work Interns will be required to undertake a total of 50 hours of work over a 4-5 week period. Interns will be required to attend face-to-face meetings with the Research Fellow they are working with at the Hunter Medical Research Institute. Hours and location of work will be by negotiation. Application forms can be sourced at: or by contacting

Applicable to: Nursing / (honours), Medicine, Psychology/ (honours), Nutrition, Dietetics, Human Nutrition/ (honours), Biomedical Sciences / (honours), Health Science / (honours).


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolling in fourth year in 2014 or Be enrolled in the third ( 3rd ) year of program
  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Bachelor of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and/or Honours streams of these programs
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

A completed application form is essential and can be obtained by following the link

  • Provide a written statement outlining academic strengths and accomplishments and intention to pursue studies in research; as well as outlining benefit from being awarded Priority Research Centre Health Behaviour Intern Scholarship (maximum 600 words)
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Six (6) Scholarships will be available. The benefit total is $1,000.00 paid in two instalments with the final payment of $800 made after the satisfactory completion of the internship.


Selection of the Scholar will be on the basis of Academic Merit; as well as the applicants response to the following questions:

  • Outline your academic strengths and/or accomplishments and your intention to pursue further studies in research.
  • Please make a statement outlining how you would benefit from being awarded a Health Behaviour Research Research Group Intern Scholarship
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937