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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
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Everything arranged for you from US$948
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
Gain academic or course credit
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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.

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 opportunites:
  • 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.

”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.”

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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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Duration
Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $948
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,348
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,648
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $449 USD 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.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.