ASD 2024 Psychology Internship Program

Date Posted: 7 May 2024
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ASD Level 2
Salary: $60,171.00 (plus Super)
Locations: Canberra - ACT, Melbourne CBD - VIC

The Role

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. 

About our 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 school leavers or those looking for a career change to enter the agency during this unprecedented period of growth

Our Ideal Candidate

Your degree doesn’t define your career at ASD, we are looking for Interns from almost every discipline, with opportunities in areas including:

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 $60,171.00 plus a 4% service allowance and 15.4% superannuation.


Application Closing Date: Sunday 2 June, 2024


For further information please review the job information pack, reference ASD/04051/24

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