UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


DCAL Paid Internship Opportunities

7 February 2023

Are you Deaf and interested in Language or Psychology Research? We offer paid Research Placement Opportunities. Come and work with us!

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We are pleased to announce that the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre at University College London has an exciting opportunity for three, one-week paid placements. The deadline for applications is 27th March 2023.

As a paid research intern, you can learn first-hand what is involved in conducting research in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics and language development in the context of deafness and sign language.

Alternatively, as a professional services intern, you can see what goes on behind the scenes of a research centre and work in our Professional Services team, this may include but not limited to science communication, event management and community engagement.

You will gain valuable higher education experience in these areas.

Intern criteria:

  • Deaf
  • Knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Degree (or studying/planning to study) in linguistics, psychology or related areas if applying as a research intern
  • Must show an interest in current DCAL research activities
  • The right to work in the UK

We strongly encourage applications from Year 13 students or undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in linguistics, psychology, or related fields. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable research experience in a world-class research center.

The placement may be full-time (1 week) or part-time (2 weeks).

You must be 18 or older to apply.

To apply, fill in the DCAL Intern Application Form and return by email to:


For inquiries please contact the above email address.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in the academic workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, deaf and disabled people.