Internship opportunities‏

Dear NUSPsyche members,
Are you looking to apply for internships these holidays? Here’s your chance! Oogachaga is interested to hire interns during the period of May to July. Please refer to the information included below for more details.
Regards,
NUSPsyche
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Oogachaga is Singapore’s only community based organization providing counselling and support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities. Currently we’re working on two separate reports that would shed light on the psycho-social determinants that impact the LGBTQ communities and have available research internship opportunities. Psychology students and graduates are encouraged to apply for these positions. Having worked with a multi-disciplinary team, interns would benefit by increasing their experience with research and increasing their knowledge of working with LGBTQ communities.

We would appreciate greatly, if you could publicize these internship opportunities to the relevant student population. If you require any further information before doing so, please feel free to contact us.

About the studies

Impact of homophobia and transphobia on LGBTQ individuals in Singapore

In March 2012, Oogachaga started an online survey titled “Impact of homophobia and transphobia on LGBTQ individuals in Singapore”. This is the first survey in Singapore that assess the level of homophobic and transphobic attitudes experienced by LGBTQ individuals in Singapore and the possible impact on their psychosocial well-being. Oogachaga aims to release the summary report on this survey on International Day anti Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) 16 May 2012 and a full report on 1 August 2012. The finding of this survey will help Oogachaga in its program planning and public education.

The role of psycho-social counselling of LGBT as part of HIV prevention efforts in Singapore.
Since 2006, Oogachaga has been playing an active role in HIV prevention efforts for LGBT community, especially the gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Singapore. Its work include counselling service through phone, email and face to face as well as community workshops for the target population. This article that will be published in a journal will provide insight on how psycho-social counselling is a crucial part of the overall HIV prevention work here. The submission deadline for this article is 30 June 2012.

Internship scope
– organise and conduct focus group discussions

– analysis and interpretation of survey findings
– working in a team to formulate the reportInternship Commitment

3 months (May to July)

– 3 times a week (approximately 18 hours in total)

– May have to work weekends or Sundays where necessary

Requirements
– Good knowledge and grades in statistics (or related modules)
– Good knowledge and experience with SPSS
– Excellent research paper writing skills
– Knowledge of the LGBTQ communities is not compulsory, but would be an advantage

To apply for these positions, please submit the following to bryan@oogachaga.com by 21 May 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

– Resume
– Current Grade Point Average (GPA) or Cumulative Academic Points (CAP)
– Grades for relevant modules (such as basic and advanced level statistics, or lab modules)
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