The Young Psychologist Autumn Internship

The Young Psychologist Autumn Internship

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
17th - 21st October 2020

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

Live Online
24th - 28th October 2020

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Psychologist Autumn Internship gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree work experience in psychology, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with top psychologists ‘Live Online’ via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will experience the real-life work of a psychologist, with opportunities to take part in live patient consultations, testify as a psychological expert witness during a criminal trial and develop a psychological ‘game plan’ for a leading sports team.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our psychologists and ask them all your burning questions, just as you would in-person.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications and set you up for a future as a successful psychologist. 

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience in Psychology:

  • Carry out consultations and develop treatment plans for a variety of patients alongside top psychologists
  • Act as a psychological expert witness in a simulated criminal trial and advise the police in a live hostage negotiation
  • Advise on the organisational transformation of a business, analysing personality types and culture in the workplace
  • Consult with a sports team and deploy innovative techniques to enhance players’ performance on match day
  • Design and implement interventions for struggling children, focusing on behaviour management, learning strategies and relaxation techniques

    Meet Senior Psychologists from a Variety of Specialities:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with psychologists from a wide array of specialities: clinical, forensic, sports, business and educational
    • Private virtual networking/panel sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

      Comprehensive Career Coaching:

      • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in psychology, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
      • Experience real-life recruitment methods used by top employers in psychology
      • Personalised development plan: create a personalised development plan based on the advice you are given, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses and shows you which areas you need to develop further

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as communication, negotiation and problem solving, which are highly valued by top universities
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

      You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

        Programme Fee, Format & Options

        The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions delivered via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform. The internship is delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

        Internship Fee:

        £595/student. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

        For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

        Timetable

        DAY 1: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

        DAY 2: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

        DAY 3: BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        DAY 4: SPORTS AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

        DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

        DAY 1: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

        11.00amThe World of a Psychologist

        - Psychology in real life: a world of opportunities
        - Emerging approaches
        - Expectations vs reality

        11.30am Psychology in Law: The Expert Witness

        - Work alongside forensic and criminal psychologists to assess the psychological state of a criminal in a simulated criminal case
        - Take to the stand and testify as an expert witness
        - Eyewitness testimony: when help becomes hindrance

        1.30pmLunch Break

        2.00pmPsychology in Law: Risk & Society

        - Design a successful rehabilitation programme
        - Carry out an in-depth risk assessment on a criminal, consulting a parole board on whether they should be released.

        4.00pmCareer Coaching

        - Your career as a future forensic psychologist
        - Coaching on choosing the right university, A-levels/IB, and degree subject, and how to get the right work experience

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

        DAY 2: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

        11.00amLive Patient Consultations: Assessment

        - Under the guidance of high-ranking clinical psychologists, you will participate in live, simulated patient consultations
        - Learn the fundamentals of patient interaction
        - Building trust and establishing rapport
        - Recognise key symptoms and perform an initial assessment across a variety of patients

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.30pmLive Patient Consultations: Treatments

        - Develop bespoke treatment plans for each patient based on real-life strategies and techniques
        - Get patients to accept and follow your treatment plan

        3.30pmCareer Coaching and Panel Discussion

        - Your career as a future clinical psychologist
        - Coaching on choosing the right university, A-levels/IB, and degree subject, and how to get the right work experience
        - Q&A panel with experienced clinical and forensic psychologists: insider advice and top tips

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

        DAY 3: BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

        11.00am Psychology in Business: Consumerism

        - Learn how blue-chip companies deploy psychological techniques to win your business
        - Identify the habits and desires of a business’s customer base
        - Analyse the customer profiles and review a conversion strategy
        - Develop thoughtful solutions to social problems using behavioural science

        1.00pm Lunch Break

        2.00pm Psychology in Business: Organisational Psychology

        - Explore the psychology which underpins successful organisations
        - Analyse case studies of companies who got it right and those who didn’t
        - Evaluate different personality types in the workplace and delve into the dark side of personality
        - Consult on policies to generate effective and sustainable performance from your organisation and its individuals during an organisational overhaul

        4.00pmCareer Coaching

        - Your career as a future business psychologist
        - Coaching on choosing the right university, A-levels/IB, and degree subject, and how to get the right work experience

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

        DAY 4: SPORTS AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

        11.00amPsychology in Sport: The Game Plan

        - Consult with a sports team and assist with key areas of player development and performance
        - Recognise the team's critical flaws during game-time
        - Organise a personalised feedback session with a troubled player
        - Goal setting: develop psychological strategies to enhance players’ concentration and resilience

        12.00pmPsychology in Sport: Match Day

        - Understand the psychology behind performance
        - Going for the win: pre match preparation
        - Master the game day routine

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.30pm Educational Psychology

        - Work alongside top educational psychologists, researching children’s social, cognitive, and emotional developmental issues
        - Identify issues affecting a child’s wellbeing
        - Design and implement interventions, focusing on behaviour management, learning strategies and relaxation techniques.

        3.30pmCareer Coaching & Panel Discussion

        - Your career as a future sports or educational psychologist
        - Coaching on choosing the right university, A-levels/IB, and degree subject, and how to get the right work experience
        - Q&A panel with experienced business, educational and sports psychologists: insider advice and top tips

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

        DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

        11.00amApplying for top jobs in Psychology

        - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top jobs in your chosen area of psychology
        - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

        12.00pm Work Experience

        - Coaching on how to get the work experience that employers are looking for – both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
        - How to make the most of work experience once you get it – impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmAssessment Centres

        - How to impress during assessment centres
        - Experience mock assessment centre activities used by top firms and receive feedback on your performance

        3.00pmInterviews

        - Coaching on how to excel at the interview stage
        - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
        - Interactive interview exercises for you to participate in

        4.00pmClose

        *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top psychologist. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

        Venue & Dates

        Live Online

        17th - 21st October OR 24th - 28th October 2020

        Live Online:

        17th - 21st October OR 24th - 28th October 2020

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

        Who Can Attend

        The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or you nger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

        You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

        There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Autumn Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

        No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        Testimonials

        We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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