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Intern pathways

As part of our commitment to growing a strong, skilled mental health workforce, we offer paid internship opportunities for fourth and fifth-year psychology students, to complete their general registration. Working from one of our sites across Western NSW, you’ll be supported to meet your accreditation requirements while connecting to local communities in country NSW. 

Work placement and
client contact hours

Board approved supervision

Core competency training

Internship support 

We offer a sustainable model of support over the period of your internship, enabling you to meet requirements and pass your exam for registration. By completing your internship with us, you can expect: 
  • Accelerated learning via our Headstart 4-6 week intensive orientation and training program where you will have an opportunity to:
    • Shadow an experienced psychologist
    • Spend time doing intake and assessments across a number of our programs
    • Undergo intensive training to build your confidence in relevant intervention strategies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, and develop a skillset that is immediately useful to clients
  • Access to Board approved primary and secondary internal supervision
  • Support to meet core competency requirements and pass your registration exam set by the Psychology Board of Australia, through our Core Connect program - connecting interns from partnering organisations to a professional support network, including peer-to-peer connections and social opportunities via our Community of Practice
  • Genuine employment opportunities following the internship period
  • Support to connect to local communities in country NSW
  • Cultural immersion/guidance 
Improve confidence, broaden your experience and develop strong clinical competence.

Working at Marathon Health

In addition to the above, you will have access to:
  • Up to $1,500 professional development opportunities
  • Access to scholarships of up to $10,000 through the Rural Doctor's Network Health Workforce Scholarship program
  • Up to $15,900 salary packaging
  • Marathon Health fleet cars for client visits and travel needs
  • Cultural immersion training, where you will learn how to provide culturally safe services
  • Work/life balance and flexible hours
  • Administration support
  • Our EAP - 24/7 free counselling service to support your mental health

Who can apply

4+2, 5+1, those planning on registering as an intern and those who have already commenced internships are encouraged to apply.

Find out more

If you would like to apply for an internship, or to find out more:
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