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Job Number : 42101
Type and Location : Student / Melbourne, ACT
Listed By : Australian Signals Directorate on 15 May 2024
ASD 2024 Psychology Internship
About the Australian Signals Directorate
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is a vital member of Australia’s national security community. We work across the full spectrum of operations required of contemporary signals intelligence and security agencies. This includes intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Our greatest asset is our people. No matter the technology, the problem or the task, we cannot accomplish our mission without them. We seek to recruit and develop a diverse workforce who are curious, imaginative and not deterred by difficult challenges. These skills allow us to out-think and out-imagine some of the most testing adversaries and problems imaginable.
Our People
At ASD, we celebrate Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity powers ASD's mission and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, where all employees feel safe to bring their whole selves to work.
We take conscious action towards reconciliation and ASD has a strong cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. Our flexible work options are an important benefit for all our people and enable the many carers at ASD to balance their work and home responsibilities. We have a wide range of reasonable adjustments that can be made in the workplace, which is beneficial to all staff and particularly important for our ASD colleagues who are neurodiverse or have a disability.
The RecruitAbility scheme applies to all ASD vacancies, which encourages the employment of people with a disability. You will be asked to indicate if you wish to opt into the RecruitAbility scheme in the Diversity section of the application form. You must tick the ‘opt in’ box in order to participate in the scheme. Please inform the Contact Officer if you require any reasonable adjustments.
About the Team
ASD is entering an exciting phase of growth, innovation and transformation. Our agency has committed to delivering REDSPICE, which is the most significant single investment in the Australian Signals Directorate’s 75 years.
ASD is seeking applications from highly talented students who are currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time Masters of Clinical Psychology program (ACAP approved) to enter the agency during this unprecedented period of growth.
About the Role
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) sponsors an Internship Program for tertiary students studying a Master in Clinical Psychology.
Internships are undertaken during university summer holidays (Nov-Feb). ASD is interested in individuals who are wanting to apply their current clinical skills and understanding in a practical and meaningful manner to provide critical support to ASD in a national security environment.
Experience working in an environment focussing on national security is not required. The successful candidate/s will be supported to develop skills in assessing risk factors through the psychological assessment process as well as in developing empirically based mental health training and materials. The diverse nature of the role means that candidates can be supported to pursue their professional interests and will be provided with substantial supervision to do so.
Students will be engaged on a non-ongoing short-term intermittent contract for 3 months from 18 November 2024 to 14 February 2025 at an ASD2 level salary. Continued work may be offered depending on performance and work/project availability.
Positions for the Psychologist Internship Program are based in Canberra and Melbourne.
Diversity powers our mission. Our work is challenging, and our history shows that the best teams contain a diverse range of people. To achieve our mission, we require people with strong integrity and a mix of skills, passion, adaptability, resilience, curiosity and creativity.
We support our people to bring their best selves to work. Whether this is through our diversity and inclusion initiatives, flexible working arrangements or learning and development opportunities.
We are committed to the growth of our most important resource – you.
Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate psychological skills in all of the following areas:
- Provision of psychological services including evidence based clinical interventions and supportive counselling.
- Interpretation and utilisation of psychological assessments including psychometric testing, interviewing, analysis.
- Provision of sound psychological advice to stakeholders, organisational research, and project work.
- Ability to contribute positively to a team environment.
All successful candidates commence the program on a salary of $60,171 plus a 4% service allowance and 15.4% superannuation.
Mandatory Qualifications / Experience
To apply for an internship, you must meet ALL the following eligibility requirements:
- Be currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time Masters of Clinical Psychology program (ACAP approved)
- Have completed a minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent study in the Masters program
- Hold a minimum of conditional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 
Application Closing Date: 11.30pm (AEST), Sunday 2 June 2024.
For further information please review the job information pack, reference ASD/00801/24 at:,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobID&lid=30335510046&rmuh=ECE5AE272CBD847BD854F61ED0BFA069871DDC0B
Contact Officer: [email protected] 


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