Student / Intern placements with QEF

We value learning and development and recognise the benefit of getting great experience at the start of your career.  We are proud to offer a range of opportunities:

Clinical Psychology

Our vibrant Clinical Psychology Department offers full and part-time opportunities to psychology undergraduates and postgraduates.

Our 10-month Honorary Psychology Assistant placement year opportunity allows a Psychology undergraduate candidate to become involved in all aspects of our work with people with acquired brain injuries and strokes, as well as other neurological conditions.  This is an invaluable opportunity to gain the experience needed to then apply for paid Assistant Psychologist posts after graduation. Applications for this position should be made in the first week of February only please - applications at other times cannot be considered. 

We also have both paid and honorary, full and part-time  Assistant Psychologist positions. These are open to Psychology graduates or MSc students looking to further their experience in neuro-rehabilitation and gain a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to apply for Clinical Training. These become available intermittently through the year so please enquire as to current availability before applying. 

We offer specialist 3rd year placements to Trainee Clinical Psychologists hoping to specialise in neuropsychology for 6 months. We do our best to tailor these placements to trainees' interests and competency needs. Trainees should approach us through their doctoral courses if they wish to apply with their relevant term dates. 

All Assistants and Trainees are provided with regular supervision and additional training opportunities by Chartered Clinical Psychologists with specialist knowledge in neuro-rehabilitation and neuropsychology. They will be given the opportunity to take part in service provision, audit/research and clinical work as appropriate.  Experience with neuropsychological testing and working within our multi-disciplinary team of therapists are also key parts of all the roles available.  

Applications should take the form of an up to date CV and covering letter and should be sent, along with any enquiries, to Hazel Drye, Volunteer Coordinator at hazel.drye@qef.org.uk 

Physiotherapy

Our team of qualified physiotherapists remember building their own careers and the support and encouragement they got when doing work placements.  They are keen to give back to the students of today and currently take students from the PMP group which comprises the following nine London Universities: Brunel, South Bank, Kings, St George’s, UCL, UEL, Oxford Brookes, St Mary’s and Canterbury.   If you are a current physiotherapy student at one of these institutions and are looking for a placement in a friendly and dynamic team please do get in touch.

Trainee Nurse Associate Programme

We are proud to work with The University of Surrey as part of the Surrey Heartlands Nursing Associate Consortium by participating in the trainee nurse associate programme.  QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services offers a placement in neuro-rehabilitation nursing to trainee nurses associates.

At the end of the two-year programme successful students become Trainee Nurses, an important part of the workforce that will bridge the gap between Band 3 healthcare assistants and Band 5 registered nurses.

Fundraising

Have you ever thought of a career in fundraising? Working with like-minded individuals to help develop events and activities that can help a charity raise money to support people less fortunate? Well why not consider the QEF intern programme that we are working to launch.   Our programme will enable you to learn about all aspects of fundraising, get involved in developing and running events, working closely with teams to deliver on a strategy. If this is you, get in touch with Leo Visconti, Director of Fundraising leo.visconti@qef.org.uk