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What are potential summer jobs or internships available that would look good on my future resume and offer me valuable experience?

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I am an undergrad psychology BA student. I want a job or internship that relates somehow to psychology or that will give me relevant experience for clinical psychology/interpersonal skills that would benefit me in the future. What are some ideas of something that I could do? #psychology #internship #job-search #human-resources #job

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Dante’s Answer

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Go to https://www.arlingtontx.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=15374874

You can search for internship or volunteer opps for clinical psychology on that site.
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Carla’s Answer

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You can get an entry level job as a Direct Support Professional at a company that assists individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. You could get a job as a behavior health technician at an inpatient mental hospital. Neither of those jobs require any experience or education but will give you a good look at the types of people you will deal with in your chosen field and some strategies for the different diagnoses.

My city also has a 211 phone number that is like 911 but it's for people to ask questions like about medicaid, low income housing, domestic violence shelters, food banks, transportation to doctor appts, and its 24/7. You could volunteer for a phone line like that or like a suicide/mental health help line.

Good luck :)
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Billie Jo’s Answer

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When you are looking for a summer internship for any career there are many choices, looking at the website that was offered is a great start, to narrow that down write a list of what you want to do with your degree. You do not want to waste your time with internships that will not further the direction you want to go in. Do you want a practice? If so, then adults, children, adolescents, depression, TBI, Alzheimer's disease, or any other thing that you can think of, write down your top 3 choices and go from there. Do you want to teach? That is a different trajectory path that needs a different internship.

Just remember that a lot of internships lead to jobs. Pick one near where you are or where you want to be if you do not mind relocating.
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Christy’s Answer

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With a major in psychology, this should count as some experience for doing ABA therapy as a behavior interventionist. Usually there will be training provided for ABA therapy. Essentially you would be playing with kids who are on the autism spectrum while hiding different programs in your play for them to improve on certain habits or behaviors they have. It also depends what type of psychology you really want to work towards. If you have a Master’s program in mind, I recommend looking into what type of experience they are looking for and tailoring your internships and jobs that you choose based on the program.
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