Research Internship at University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, BERN

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Research internship (300h) University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Presently, the therapeutic choices available for Dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are limited. Among the suggested interventions, cognitive stimulation stands out. Our ongoing efforts are dedicated to the creation of serious games and offer a promising avenue for treatment. These games are designed to be accessible remotely, making them suitable for use at home or within institutional environments, and they can be employed over extended durations. The significance of enabling individuals to engage in these games within the comfort of their homes cannot be overstated, particularly for those with restricted mobility or residing in remote, rural areas.

The internship consists of the following tasks:

  • Data collection: implement and assess app-based cognitive training in healthy participants and participants with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Participant recruitment and management
  • Group meeting: Become part of our team and get insights into ongoing research projects at our weekly group meeting

This part-time internship position will involve about 300 working hours, starting in March 2024, and is based in Bern at the University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.


  • Prospective candidates should currently be enrolled in a master’s program in Psychology or a closely related field.
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills in both German and English.
  • Candidates are expected to display a keen interest in clinical research, medical diagnostics, data analysis, as well as wearable technologies.

Supervision: PD. Dr. Phil. Anna-Katharine Brem & M.Sc. Jessica Jacobs, Universitätsklinik für Alterspsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Bolligenstrasse 111, 3000 Bern 60

Contact: Contact us via the email address in case you have any questions and to send us your application (CV, motivation letter, and any other relevant documents).

We look forward to hearing from you!


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