Student Internship Program
Southeast Psych is a large private psychology practice that puts psychology into the hands of as many people as possible to enhance their lives. We are on the lookout for fun, motivated college students (or graduates) who want to be a part of our unpaid internship program. This internship will give you firsthand experience of how a psychology practice works. Whether it’s for class credit, personal interest, or because your mom made you do it, our internship is a fun and unique opportunity for anyone interested in the field of psychology.
While we accept all applications, a typical candidate is a psychology major in an undergrad program.
What to expect as an intern:
Expect to have fun. From the minute you walk into our building you can tell it’s not your average office. You’ll see Star Wars everywhere, movie posters on the walls, and a film studio by the front doors. We take our fun just as seriously as we take our work. (Dressing up as Darth Vader for a community event is not out of the question.)
Expect to get pranked. You’ll have a giant target on your back when it comes to office pranks… but hey, that’s part of being an intern right? (The famous Spider Trash Can Scare)
Expect to learn a lot. You’ll get an inside look at a real, live, private practice. You will be surrounded by dozens of clinicians who are experts in their fields and would be happy to share their hard earned knowledge with you. There will also be regular intern meetings where clinicians will focus on subjects like grad school prep or subfields in psychology.
Expect to make connections. The more you put into this internship, the more you will get out of it. There will be opportunities to work with clinicians individually on special projects or research. Say you’re interested in Asperger’s – we can team you up with clinicians who specialize in that field so you get the most out of your internship.
Expect to get tasks. Typical intern tasks include researching topics, informal lit reviews, creating worksheets, creating presentations, database entry, project collaboration with clinicians, and more. So, expect to get pretty good with the photocopier, but also expect to get stimulating and challenging tasks that will require your input and own ideas.
Expect to work with groups. We have tons of groups and summer camps that we offer at Southeast Psych. Many of the groups need interns for pre-planning, set up, and help running the group. It is an awesome experience to be a part of group therapy. If you like working with kids, this is for you, as the majority of our groups are for kids.
Expect to attend staff meetings. We meet as a staff every Wednesday during lunch. The meetings are open to interns and can be a really cool opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on in a private practice.
If you think you would be a good fit for our internship program, we encourage you to apply!
Send the following information to the site in which you are interested.
- Your name
- Your school and major
- Your estimated availability
- Your resume
- Relevant psychology experience (research or otherwise) – This is not required, but when you’ve got it, flaunt it, right?
- Additional skills – Are you great with kids? Do you know all about Photoshop? Are you a world record holder? We want to hear about it.
- How did you hear about our internship program?
- A 2-3 page essay on why you think Southeast Psych is a great place… JUST KIDDING. Please don’t include that.
We have three different locations, so please apply directly to the location in which you’re interested!* They are:
- Ballantyne: email Dr. Heidi Limbrunner, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nashville: email Dr. Lauren King, email@example.com
- Southpark: email Phebe Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
*If you or a family member are a current client with Southeast Psych, you are not eligible to apply for an Internship.
Internships Applications for Summer 2020 is February 1, 2020
Here are some pictures of past intern fun!