Psychology Internships Abroad

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A Guide to Psychology Internships Abroad

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330 Psychology Internships Abroad Programs

VACorps Professional Internship Programs in Cape Town

Have you considered what type of internship in South Africa would best suit you? We are connected with an extensive list of companies and organizations in Cape Town. We will place you in a working environment where you will make a constructive contribution to your selected organization while gaining the useful internship experience you desire.

ELI-Experiential Learning International

Whether you are a student, a professional, or a retiree, there is a wide world to explore, with endless opportunities to learn. Welcome to ELI, a non-profit organization that creates volunteer, internship, and study abroad opportunities for the globally-minded who want a travel experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

CISabroad

For more than a decade, CISabroad, has been providing safe, challenging, life-changing study abroad experiences. If your goal is to study abroad or intern abroad, please read through our website to find out how we may be of service.

CAPA International Education

Providing quality study abroad programs for more than 40 years, CAPA International Education has innovative programs available in Asia. Programs in China, which include Business and International Relations, are available throughout the year and are open to American and Canadian participants only.

Internship programs with Global Vision International

The GVI Internships Abroad program offers personal and professional development opportunities in a broad range of exciting career paths, located in exotic locations around the world. The program offers formal training and hands on professional work experience, with a GVI staff mentor to guide you along the way. Durations range from 2 weeks to 1 year.

Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs

Connect-123 develops and administers volunteer, internship and study abroad programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Cape Town, South Africa. In both countries, internship and volunteer work opportunities are hosted by local companies, non-profit organizations, schools, research institutes and health care clinics.

Boston University International Programs

We offer an unmatched variety of academic and internship programs in more than 30 cities on six continents. Our job is to help students realize their dreams to study and intern abroad.

Adelante

The Adelante program illuminates the language and cultural aspects in a way that no other program does, through work assignments and independent living situations, so candidates experience life much like the locals live. We provide an 'open door' in more ways than one.

Institute for Global Studies

The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; television, newspapers and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anth...

Global Experiences

Through years of international customized program advising, Global Experiences has developed a process to take these unique personal qualities into account to create a seamless, unforgettable career development and cultural immersion experience for each participant.

Intrax Global Internships

Intrax Internships Abroad has 10 programs in 5 different locations. Programs are offered in England, France, Germany, Japan and Spain

IES Internships: Add Global Brilliance to your Resume

IES Internships, a unit of IES Abroad, offers hands-on, professional internships in some of the world's most exciting cities. Whether you chose an eight-week, full-time internship in one of our eight international locations, or enroll in a part-time internship while you study abroad for the semester, one thing is for sure: you'll add global brilliance to your résumé. With more than 300 globa...

Foundation for Sustainable Development

Foundation for Sustainable Development has 53 programs in 8 different locations. Programs are offered in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Kenya and 3 other countries.

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How to Intern Abroad in Psychology

A Guide to Psychology Internships Abroad

Psychology is a truly universal discipline which can start you off on a promising career path anywhere in the world. The job market is very broad for psychology students, because the study of human behavior can be applied to so many different positions and industries. With a variety of opportunities for psychology internships abroad, as expansive as the discipline itself, the hardest part will be deciding where to go and what to do!

Why Intern Abroad?

Psychology is one of the most fascinating and popular academic disciplines out there. It is essentially the study of human beings – how we develop, think, and act in different circumstances and scenarios. What better way to broaden your perspective of the subject than branching out and gaining practical experience in a cultural environment which differs entirely from your own? Landing an internship abroad in Psychology will not only enhance your career prospects by providing you with invaluable international work experience, but it will vastly deepen your understanding of the field as well as yourself.

Locations

Where you go in the world will depend largely on the particular type of psychology internship you are pursuing. Psychology is generally a more recognized academic discipline in the developed world, but do not let this constrain your options by any means. Psychology is broadly applicable to many different placements and industries, literally opening up an entire world of opportunity.

You may have the most luck finding a psychology internship abroad specifically tailored to the field in Western, industrialized nations, such as Ireland, Spain, and the United States. North America, Western Europe, and Australia are known for their strong psychological research contributions, which tend to spillover into professional employment opportunities in counseling or clinical work. Psychology is an emerging field of study in Eastern countries too, such as Japan, China, and Singapore as well. These destinations will provide psychology interns with an invaluable global experience, exposure to an entirely new and deeply enriching culture, and also applicable professional experience.

Psychology internships in developing countries are also quite popular for psychology students, although openings tend to be more inclined to the non subject-specific fields of education, social work, and youth development. If your interests lay in this direction, however, than travelling to a developing region of the world has the potential to be a truly life-defining intern abroad experience. Parts of the Caribbean, Africa, and South East Asia are good places to start looking for such psychology internships abroad.

Internship Oppportunities

Since professional opportunities are so broad for psychology majors, individuals have a lot of flexibility in deciding what type of international internship they wish to pursue. Education, counseling, and social work are popular fields for psychology grads to work in, and when looking for a psychology internship abroad students will find plenty of options in these fields. Interning in psychology abroad allows students to gain practical work experience across multiple related fields. Between the wide variety of openings, in youth work, community development, and positive psychology programs, you are sure to find several international internships in psychology which suit your interests.

Students will find that along with the rapidly globalizing state of modern businesses, international work experience is becoming an incredibly invaluable asset when pursuing a permanent job. Internships abroad with private companies, governmental organizations, and NGOs are widely available across the world and will all provide potential benefits for psychology students in their future careers.

Summertime, between academic terms, is generally the best time of year to pursue an internship abroad, so most programs last around three months to fill this time period. However, for recent graduates there are internship opportunities offered year round which last up to six months and offer the potential for employment afterwards.

Regardless of what psychology internship abroad you choose, be sure to consult with your university’s psychology department about the best ways to incorporate an internship abroad into your degree.

Benefits

Psychology is a mind bogglingly, vast, and comprehensive discipline, and as such it is important when pursuing a career to have experience in the field that matches your professional interests. Therefore, completing a psychology internship abroad will be extremely useful. Why not have the experience of a lifetime living abroad while preparing for your career?

Living in another culture allows interns to  gain a whole new perspective on the human condition, as they come to see environmental forces of a totally different kind and learn how individual behaviors are shaped in alternative ways.

The benefits of interning abroad in psychology go far beyond work experience – it is an experience that will change your life forever

Dominic James Fusco

Dominic is native to California. Born in San Francisco and educated in Los Angeles, he has since travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. His eyes were first opened to the value of travel while studying abroad in New Delhi during college. He currently works for the GoAbroad content team located in the Philippines.