UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


DCAL Paid Internship Opportunities

19 April 2024

Are you Deaf and interested in language, psychology or neuroscience 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 two, one-week paid placements. The deadline for applications is 17th May 2024 (5:00pm).

As a paid research intern, you can learn first-hand what is involved in conducting research in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience 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 is 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
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply

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 centre.

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

Candidates will be informed of their application status by 1st June 2024. This may include invitations to interviews depending on the number of qualified applicants.

To apply, fill in the DCAL Intern Application Form and return by email to: dcal@ucl.ac.uk

For enquiries, please contact us at dcal@ucl.ac.uk.

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.