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The Young Psychologist Summer Internship

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Young Psychologist Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring psychologists to undertake the ultimate career experience in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of psychology that one can imagine: carry out live consultations with patients, experience first-hand the impact of sport psychology on elite athletes, and discover the importance of forensic psychology in a criminal trial.

Also available on the Internship is an interactive experience of the role of Virtual Reality in psychology, personal career coaching sessions to give you a huge competitive advantage, and a visit to the University of Oxford with Oxford psychology students.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful psychologist.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! You can therefore register with confidence. You may alternatively register for the 'Live Online' version of this Internship.

 

Immersive Experiences in Psychology:

  • Act as a psychological expert witness in a simulated criminal trial and carry out live risk assessments with a criminal
  • Carry out live patient consultations in a simulated clinical psychology clinic
  • Guide a professional sports team through state-of-the-art techniques to give them the ‘mental edge’ on match day
  • Discover the role of Virtual Reality in psychology

    Network with Successful Psychologists from a Variety of Different Backgrounds:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with psychologists from an array of specialities: clinical, forensic, sports, behavioural and educational
    • Private 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 have gained key skills such as communication, negotiation, observation and problem solving, which can help set you apart in the increasingly competitive world of university applications
      • Receive a personalised certificate upon the completion of the programme assessment

      World-Class Locations and Speakers:

      • Immerse yourselves by stepping into the shoes of a psychologist at clinics and courtrooms, world class venues and realistic simulations
      • Dive into London’s psychological history with visits to ground-breaking sites including the oldest UK institution for the treatment of mental health 
      • Experience two of the world’s Top 10 Universities: Oxford and UCL 
      • Meet inspiring speakers and ambitious university students who will guide you through the dynamic world of psychology 

          Design Your Own Internship:

          • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days). You can also opt to attend this internship "Live Online".
          • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.

           *Patients will be played by actors. Mental health data is fictionalised but based on the real experiences of our professional psychologists

          Programme Fee, Format & Options

          The internship will take place on 23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th August 2021 You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days).

          The Live Online Internship will take place 31st July - 4th August 2021.

          Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

          In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

          Highlights In-Person (Half Internship) In-Person (Full Internship) 'Live Online' Internship
          Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-5
          Immersive visit to a simulated psychology clinic
          Assess the psychological state of a criminal and follow their journey through the criminal justice system
          Discover the importance of sport psychology by working alongside athletes using state-of-the-art techniques
          Experiences at The University of Oxford and an insight into the exciting use of VR in psychology
          Personalised career coaching session: receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
          Internship (without accommodation or meals)
          £1350

          £2600

          £595
          Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
          £600

          £1350

          n/a
          Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
          £100

          £100

          n/a

          DAY 1: ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

          DAY 2: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CAREER COACHING

          DAY 3: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION

          DAY 4: SPORT AND BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOLOGY

          DAY 5: ENTER THE CLINIC

          DAYS 6-8: YOUNG PSYCHOLOGISTS ON TOUR

          DAY 9: YOUR FUTURE AS A PSYCHOLOGIST

          DAY 10: REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE

          DAY 1: ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

          3.00pmThe Internship Begins

          - Keynote speech delivered by Internship director
          - Interactive group activities to give you the crucial skills you will need for the Internship ahead: teamwork, working under pressure and time management
          - Interactive Networking Session: meet your fellow interns, talented and ambitious students from around the world who can provide worthwhile lifetime contacts

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 2: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CAREER COACHING

          11.00amThe World of a Psychologist

          - Psychology in real life, a world of opportunities
          - Emerging approaches
          - Expectations v reality

          11.30amEducational Psychology

          - Working alongside top psychologists, experience the issues affecting children’s wellbeing
          - Design and implement interventions, focusing on behaviour management, learning strategies and relaxation techniques
          - Take part in your own assessments and uncover key learning and development issues in young people

          1.30pmLunch Break

          2.30pmCareer Coaching

          - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
          - A level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
          - How to get the most impressive work experience

          4.00pmPanel Discussion and Q&A

          - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
          - Key questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice and hear inspirational stories

          5.00pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 3: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION

          11.00amCourtroom site visit: Become the Expert Witness

          - Work alongside forensic psychologists to assess the psychological state of a criminal in a simulated criminal case
          - Carry out psychometric assessments with a criminal
          - Take to the stand and testify as an expert witness

          1.30pmLunch Break

          2.30pmCriminal Justice in Action: Simulated Visit to a Prison and Secure Hospital

          - Carry out an in depth risk assessment on a criminal
          - Step into the shoes of a forensic psychologist in a secure hospital and work together to help your patient consult with a parole board on whether they should be released

          5.00pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 4: SPORT AND BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOLOGY

          11.00amMatch Day: The Psychology of Sport

          - Travel to a state-of-the-art London sports venue to observe athletes before the ‘big match’ and provide feedback to enhance performance and well-being
          - Understand the key to match day preparation and routines

          1.30pmLunch Break

          2:30pmThe World of Behavioural Psychology

          - Uncover the fascinating intersection of our brains and behaviour in everyday life
          - Take part in a live experiment on behavioural psychology

          5.00pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 5: ENTER THE CLINIC

          11.00amPatient Consultations: The Assessment

          - Visit a simulated psychology clinic and take part in live patient consultations
          - Under the guidance of expert clinical psychologists, use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help your patient
          - Develop key skills of active listening

          1.30pmLunch Break

          2.30pmPatient Consultations: The Treatment

          - How to understand your patient and design an individualised treatment plan for them
          - Use CBT techniques to uncover the root cause of the issue and help your patient
          - How to build a relationship with your patients whilst maintaining a professional distance

          4.00pmPanel Discussion and Q&A

          - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
          - Key questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice and hear inspirational stories

          5.00pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAYS 6-8: YOUNG PSYCHOLOGISTS ON TOUR

          3 Full DaysUniversity of Oxford, UK's oldest mental health facility, pioneering virtual reality in psychology

          - Experience some of Oxford’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet psychology students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
          - Tour around some of London’s iconic psychological sites, including the UK’s oldest mental illness hospital
          - Interactive session on the impact of Virtual Reality on psychology and experience how technology is impacting our behaviour and changing the way we think about the world
          - Discover the psychology behind magic

          DAY 9: YOUR FUTURE AS A PSYCHOLOGIST

          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

          12.00pmInterviews

          - 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

          1.00pmLunch Break

          12.00pmEquality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Psychology Industry

          - Develop the skills to be a successful, forward thinking psychologist: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more
          - Examine how these attitudes affect the real-life work of a psychologist
          - Using teamwork, take on a realistic EDI issue in the industry and work together to come up with key considerations and risks

          3.00pmWork 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

          4.00pmFutures Forum

          - Q&A with University Advisors
          - Discover what life as a psychology student at university is like
          - Receive valuable tips and guidance

          5.00pmClose

          DAY 10: REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE

          MorningThe Internship Review

          - A review of what you have gained during the Internship
          - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
          - Farewell speech by Internship Director

          DAY 1: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

          DAY 2: BUSINESS & EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

          DAY 3: SPORT AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

          DAY 4: CLINICAL 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

          1.15pmLunch 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: BUSINESS & EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

          11.00am Psychology in Business: Humanising Business

          - 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

          1.00pmLunch Break

          1.45pm 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 and Panel Discussion

          - Your career as a future business 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 forensic, business and educational psychologists: insider advice and top tips

          4.30pmClose

          *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

          DAY 3: SPORT AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

          11.00amPsychology in Sport: The Game Plan

          - Consult with athletes and assist with key areas of player development and performance
          - Recognise the athlete'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

          12.45pmPsychology in Sport: Career Coaching and Q&A

          - Understand sport psychology from the athlete's perspective
          - Coaching on how to become a successful sport psychologist
          - Have your questions answered by top professionals in the field

          1.15pm Lunch Break

          2.00pmThe World of Clinical Psychology

          - Understand the key skills, techniques and strengths of a clinical psychologist
          - Become the expert: research and advise on some of the most common and fascinating mental disorders
          - Unwrap the psychological relationship between behaviour and thoughts

          4.30pmClose

          *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

          DAY 4: 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

          1.45pmLive 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 & 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 psychologists: insider advice and top tips

          4.30pmClose

          *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

          DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

          11.00am 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

          12.00pmApplying 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

          12.45pmLunch Break

          1:30pmEquality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Psychology Industry

          - Skills to be a successful psychologist: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more
          - Examine a psychological intervention and the effect it may have on a diverse audience

          2.15pmAssessment Centres

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

          3.15pmInterviews

          - 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

          4.00pmUniversity Forum

          - Live panel discussion with university students currently reading Psychology
          - Have all your burning questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice on university admissions, courses, student life, career development and more

          4.30pmClose

          *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.

          Dates & Locations

          London, UK

          In-Person

          23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th August 2021

          UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

          Accommodation Location

          Garden Halls (University of London)
          London, WC1H 9EN

          OR 

          College Hall (University of London)
          London, WC1E 7HZ

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          Live Online

          In-Person

          31st July - 4th August 2021

          11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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          In-Person

          23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th August 2021

          UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

          Accommodation Location

          Garden Halls (University of London)
          London, WC1H 9EN

          OR 

          College Hall (University of London)
          London, WC1E 7HZ

          Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

          Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

          Register Now

          Online

          31st July - 4th August 2021

          11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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          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 younger 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 10 day Summer 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.

            COVID-19 Group

            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!


            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund. 


            (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 


            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship. 

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