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Virtual Psychology interns develop their practical knowledge of the profession, strengthen valuable communication skills, may shadow consultations with patients remotely, and contribute to the development of psychological resources. Remote interns may collaborate with experienced therapists in private practices, non-profits, social services or healthcare centers.

Internship Highlights:
  • Develop your experience in a psychological area that interests you
  • Experience and collaborate on practical psychology treatment and techniques
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Private practices
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Social services
  • Healthcare centres
  • Psychology clinics
  • Sports organizations
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from US$1,099
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
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Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in social work, health sciences, psychology, nursing, public health, or a related field.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Health Psychologist, Occupational Therapy, Learning Mentor/Tutor, Special Educational, Family Support Worker, Youth/Social Worker

Internship details

Virtual Psychology interns develop their practical knowledge of the profession, strengthen valuable communication skills, may shadow consultations with patients remotely, and contribute to the development of psychological resources. Remote interns may collaborate with experienced therapists in private practices, non-profits, social services or healthcare centers.

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.

Completing a remote Psychology internship is a great way to get an insight into the real world application of your studies and gain crucial communication skills that will set you up for a rewarding career – without having to leave home!

Virtual internship placements for psychology are available in private practices and clinics, healthcare centers, with non-profit organizations and social services. Interns with an interest in sports psychology can be placed with sporting organizations and even professional teams. Each internship is customized to suit your own skills and interests, meaning your role is unique to you and helps you to achieve your own specific internship goals.

Remote psychology internships can include specific experience focusing on a range of psychological conditions and techniques, including (but not limited to):

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Alzheimer’s treatment
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Body techniques
  • Family and group therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Research into treatment and psychological conditions
  • Mediation and career development
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Education
  • The use of media and technology to support wellbeing

Due to the virtual nature of the internship, interns typically contribute to the development of psychological resources, which is conducted in collaboration with your internship supervisor. These activities can include translating material into English, for the development of self-help websites and apps. These tasks involve research, reflection and learning in regard to therapeutic communication skills. Interns are encouraged to develop their understanding of the language used to support specific wellness and mental health initiatives.

Depending on various factors (such as the coordination of your schedule, your level of experience, Spanish language proficiency, and patient/supervisor permission), interns may additionally have scope to shadow remote sessions with patients. When observing therapies, interns complete independent reflections to build critical thinking and further cement your clinical understanding. Most patient interactions will be conducted in Spanish. Interns debrief with the supervisor after sessions for discussion and feedback. It’s important to be aware of the time difference in Spain, and understand that to observe sessions in real time, you’ll need to be available during Spanish daytime hours. Please also note that such opportunities are subject to availability.

While the specific nature of your internship will vary according to the needs of your specific placement, while also taking your skills and preferences into consideration, typical intern duties can include (but are not limited to):

  • Observing treatments and completing reports and/or reflections
  • Collaborating with Spanish therapists on diagnoses, treatment planning and case studies
  • Researching specific areas of psychology that are relevant to the placement, their clients and their areas of need
  • Translating documents for the clinic into English (for internal administration or other communicative needs of the placement)
  • Providing general administrative support and customer service to clients

Psychology interns should always come prepared to cooperate with full flexibility and sensitivity, especially while seeking to enhance their cultural intelligence and reflection on approaches that may differ. The inclusion of an intern in any treatment with a patient will always be subject to the clients agreement and relevant confidentiality requirements of the clinic.

You’ll be in regular email contact with your supervisor and have weekly video conferences to discuss projects, progress and receive updates on your work.

This internship is conducted in English but interns with Spanish speaking proficiency can use these skills to their advantage.

Click here to read about Beatriz’s experience as a remote psychology intern out of Spain.

Career Benefits

Psychology & Social Work interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Therapy observation

  • Reporting on consultations, diagnoses and treatment plans

  • Contributing to new and ongoing research projects

Professional development opportunities:
  • Understand patient relationship building and communication

  • Experience therapy sessions, diagnosis and treatment planning

  • Build report writing skills based on your observations of therapy sessions

  • Learn from practicing psychologists in real life situations

  • Practice and hone Spanish language skills

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

Read reviews from our Spain Interns

”I took an online international psychotherapy/counseling internship, working with US expatriates in Spain. I originally chose this program because of problems finding an internship locally. However, I found that interning abroad widened my global outlook and understanding of the mental health professions internationally. I had really good clients that gave me a wide range of experiences in mental health counseling and psychotherapy.”

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Academic credit available for all internships

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing an internship abroad or remote internship program with Intern Abroad HQ.

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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.

Program Fee (USD)
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
  • 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
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 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.