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The GenV student and volunteer program

Want to be part of one of the world’s most exciting research projects? 

The GenV student and volunteer program enables undergraduate and postgraduate students to fulfil degree or course placements. Our summer student and volunteer placements also give a taster to research life. Enjoy the knowledge and enthusiasm of the multidisciplinary team at GenV, with all the benefits of the world-leading Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Melbourne Children’s Campus.


What’s available: 

  • Honours/Masters projects – 1 project available 
  • PhD projects – 5 projects available
  • MDRP projects – none currently advertised
  • Volunteer placements – none currently advertised

How to: GenV’s student and volunteer program

How can I apply? 

Please contact supervisors directly via email to enquire about honours, masters and PhD projects. Submit an Expression of Interest form to apply for any volunteer or summer student placements. If you want to find out more first, you can inquire about these or other roles with GenV’s Student Coordinator. Outcomes will take into account your availabilitythe strength of your application (including CV, transcripts, references); and an interview.  

Who can apply?  

Students and volunteers may come from disciplines such as: 

  • Medicine 
  • Public health 
  • Economics 
  • Business 
  • Psychology 
  • Nursing 
  • Data science 
  • Social sciences 

GenV accepts applications from students undertaking placements for course credit, as well as purely volunteer placements We typically facilitate student placements (for the purpose of obtaining course credit) for: 

  1. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students (typically honours, masters, PhDs, Postdocs) from a variety of disciplines. 
  2. Domestic and international students enrolled in Australian degree bearing programs. 

GenV typically facilitates volunteer placements (not for the purpose of obtaining course credit) for: 

  1. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students (including international students, subject to visa and funding availability). 
  2. Graduates interested in gaining some work experience after their degree. 

What does volunteer or student placement with Geninvolve? 

Students and volunteers drive an independent project or an area of research within GenV. They are part of the GenV team, and undertake valuable tasks to set-up and support GenV. Supervisors and GenV provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure that students and volunteers are on track and thriving in their role. Students also participate in learning and development activities to grow their skills and expertise.  

Why join GenV as a student or volunteer? 

  • Contribute to one of the world’s most exciting children’s research projects; 
  • Develop your skills and experience in academic and scientific research;   
  • Access experienced supervision and mentoring across multiple disciplines; and 
  • Enjoy wide-ranging learning and development opportunities, including Campus seminars and presentations.