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Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Assist in clinics run by a renowned psychologist in India who specializes in testing children with learning difficulties and providing development counselling and remedial education. Interns are directly supervised by the director and you will get the chance to learn about a wide range of professional assessment and remedial techniques.

Internship Highlights:
  • Learn from a highly experienced and renowned psychologist who runs a successful child psychology business in India
  • Experience the needs of a wide range of clients with very specific challenges, and how best to address them
  • Make a genuine difference to the lives of children in India
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Private psychology centres
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Suitable for English language speakers
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Interns should have at least one year of study in psychology, education, social work or other related field.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychiatrist, Educationalist, Occupational Therapist, Teacher, Counsellor, Social Worker

Internship details

Remote Developmental Psychology interns assist in clinics run by a renowned psychologist in India who specializes in testing children with learning difficulties and providing development counselling and remedial education. Interns are directly supervised by the director and you will get the chance to learn about a wide range of professional assessment and remedial techniques.

This is a remote internship you can undertake virtually from home. Click here to view in-country Psychology internships, if you would prefer to intern abroad.

If you’re a trainee psychology student seeking hands-on practical experience working with children and young people who have developmental challenges, this remote internship is perfect for you.

Interns are placed with one of six clinics across India that specialize in children with learning difficulties. The centers are authorized training partners for Pearson Clinical Assessments, and test tens of thousands of children each year for IQ, interests, skills and personalities, and use these results to offer remedial support and career advice.

These centers are run by a well known and highly experienced female psychologist, who has written several books, developed postgraduate programs for universities and is regularly featured on Indian television.

Local psychologists in these centers work closely with children and their parents, providing ongoing support for those with learning or developmental difficulties. This can include motor skills, visual motor coordination, reading vocabulary comprehension and arithmetic. Counselling involves initial testing and analysis, and one-on-one remedial work that targets the specific areas where children require additional support. Children may have disorders such as ADHD or autism, learning difficulties or other specific needs.

As a virtual intern, you’ll help local psychologists with assessment, program planning and ongoing monitoring to ensure children’s needs are assessed, identified and addressed. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how specific skill and personality assessments are carried out, how tests are interpreted, and how to develop individual education programs for children that need further assistance. You’ll also help to monitor progress, gaining an understanding of the effectiveness of different programs for individuals.

Interns can use industry-standard testing and interpretation techniques such as WRAT-4, MMPI, Vineland-2, BG, Schonell, WISC-4, FIRO-B and other concepts. You’ll also draw on case studies and psychological research to inform action plans that make a tangible difference to the lives of children who need developmental support.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Developmental Psychology interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Assessing students with learning difficulties

  • Interpreting test results

  • Developing and implementing personal programs that address children’s remedial needs

  • Monitoring progress and adjusting programs where necessary

  • Planning remedial lessons

  • Advising children on careers that match their skills and personalities

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn how to choose, perform and score personal assessments

  • Gain familiarity with popular tests and concepts

  • Plan lessons

  • Use case studies to understand the specific needs of children with a range of difficulties

  • Understand cultural factors related to education, career planning and child-parent relationships in India

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

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Bria Willoughby
October 2023

This has been my second internship with Intern Abroad HQ and I am so glad that I was able to pursue this experience. This internship opened my perspective and prior knowledge about different cultures. I really enjoyed being able to apply my knowledge of psychology to the real world and to see how important this career path is globally.

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Ervisa Behri
March 2022

I loved going to my remote internship sessions everyday! Especially during Covid-19, with the lack of personal interactions. This internship was not just about gaining knowledge but also a way to connect with people who had a common goal of being more empathic, learning to care for and provide help for others. Everyone was so nice and we got to hear experiences from so many workers who have spent decades in their field. I'm personally very grateful for my supervisor as she was such a good mentor for me. She guided me through this internship and looked out for me. I am trying to figure out where I want to go in terms of my career and future, so her guidance was a big strength. I felt really empowered to hear the experiences of the professional guest speakers and about their own life journey to get to where they are today. The more I heard, the more motivated I felt in wanting to continue my career path. For this internship, I recommend being organised and writing a list of goals. It is amazing to look back at the end of your internship to see how much you have learnt and achieved. Building a strong connection with your supervisor will make the internship experience a lot more fulfilling. If there is something that you personally wish to learn or get out of the internship, ask your supervisor, as they will love to share knowledge. I hope you all enjoy your internship experiences as well, and get as much out of it as I have!

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Dominique Duff
October 2021

My internship experience has been invaluable in broadening my experience of clinical psychology. In the first couple of weeks, I had already come across some very interesting topics for research, observed several thought-provoking sessions with clients and developed my knowledge of the cultural differences between India and the UK. My tasks have involved everything from shadowing career counselling sessions, observing mock therapy sessions, researching, and writing reports on psychological assessment methods and treatments, and attending seminars with the owner of the center. All of these skills will be incredibly valuable when applying for clinical psychology doctorate programs in a few years. Some of the topics on ADHD and learning difficulties can also be related to my current part-time job as a living and learning assistant. It is my hope that by gaining a greater understanding of these issues I will be able to provide better care for the young people I work with. I feel more empowered in my field now because I have seen for myself the positive effects that therapy can have. The testimonials from the parents of children that we worked with were incredibly inspiring and made me realize how important and life-changing work like this can be.

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Saylor Bane
July 2021

This current internship has contributed to my own long-term goals as I am gaining experience interning in a psychology-related area. My favorite memory was the cultural orientation. During this orientation, one of my supervisors informed me about Indian culture. Not only did I personally find Indian culture to be intriguing, but also this orientation was helpful during my internship. I feel more empowered in my field because I have gained experience applying psychology concepts that I have learned to the real world.

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Kristiann Narinesingh
May 2021

My internship experience has been really interesting. The counselling sessions were less daunting than I originally thought they would be and were more like conversations with new people, which put my mind at ease. The most memorable part was getting to know the children I worked with. I did not expect them to share so much with me, after having only just met. It was humbling to see how they trusted me enough to share and were brave enough to ask for advice. During my internship I was tasked with developing case histories for children living in a home, which really helped me gain experience talking to children about sensitive issues. I also designed workshops and lesson plans for the children to engage in. This helped me get to know the children better by designing activities suited to their interests. Lastly, I provided recommendations to improve the environment of the children. When they had issues, they would confide in me, and I would give advice to resolve the issue and make recommendations to the home regarding general issues going on. I wish to become a psychological researcher in the future and gaining experience interacting with children will prove incredibly useful for when I conduct research with participants in the future. Learning about the working conditions in a culture very different from my own, developing more sensitivity, looking for effective approaches when talking with children about sensitive topics, and conducting research for writing proposals has left me feeling more empowered. By gaining work experience on a variety of tasks in an NGO, I feel I am a more well-rounded candidate for future positions. From here, my goals are to look for more opportunities working with children affected by difficult circumstances and use what I have learned from this internship to advise and support them.

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Duration
Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
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  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
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