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What internships can I start for psychology?

I'm interested in psychology but I want to know where I can get started regarding possible internships for teenagers, so I can get an idea of what psychology I would like to focus on (children, teens, or adults).

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Ashley’s Answer

If you are in high school, some of the best experiences you will be able to get are going to be volunteer experiences. This could include things like volunteering at a nursing home with older adults. It could also include volunteering at a hospital, with children at a childcare center, or with children with special needs, such as children with autism. While it will likely be challenging to find paid positions and positions working directly with individuals with mental health concerns if you are under 18, these volunteer opportunities will still help you gain some clarity and would look great on college applications and your resume. One virtual volunteer option that would involve working with individuals experiencing stress or mental health concerns that you can do as long as you're over the age of 13 is being a Listener at 7cupsoftea (a website) where you can provide support to other teens who need it.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Another resource is the 5 military branches of service ( U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy). Each one has a family programs or work-life office that provides resources to active duty members and their families. I did an intern in the Coast Guard Work-Life office and worked with families in crisis. It was a great experience and I ended up being offered a full-time job. I worked there for 15 years before retiring. I hope you find what you are looking for and I wish you the best!















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Alexis’s Answer

I would recommend that you talk with your Guidance Counselor about the different career fields for a Psychology major. After you are able to find several career fields that appeal to you, ask your Guidance Counselor or Volunteer Coordinator about community internships that would be appropriate for you as a teenager. When deciding to major in Psychology, it is important to understand the many subfields and specializations within this broad major. Areas of Psychology include statistics, organizational/industrial, clinical, neuroscience, cognitive, behavioral, social, developmental, and educational.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Deisy! Another thing you could do is search for psychology research labs at your local universities/colleges, look at what topics are interesting to you, and reach out to the PI (Principal Investigator) or lab manager to see if they are in need of research assistants. Psychology also consists of a lot of research, so getting started in research early and seeing what a lab is like might help. Good luck!
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