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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
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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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.

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

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.

What recent interns said about their experience

Sherri Green
January 2023

I took an online international psychotherapy/counseling internship, working with US expatriates in Madrid, 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. I think that Intern Abroad HQ was good but it was my supervisor who really helped me complete the academic requirements for my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Justin Brawijaya
October 2022

Through this internship experience, I have gained valuable skills in communication, time management, and problem-solving that I believe will be directly applicable to my future career in psychology. Specifically, the experience has given me the opportunity to work independently, while also collaborating with others in a virtual setting. This experience reinforced my passion for clinical psychology and my desire to continue learning and growing as a therapist. Overall, I believe that the skills and learnings that I have gained through this internship will be directly applicable to a range of roles and career paths within the field of psychology. My favorite memory from the internship was when I helped a client work through a difficult issue and they expressed gratitude for the support and guidance I provided. It was a powerful reminder of why I entered this field and the impact I can have.

Sarah Gann
March 2022

During my psychology internship out of Spain, I completed research tasks which revolved around virtual reality, cognitive brain training, and psychological disorders. Additionally, I created presentations that reflected on current research findings throughout the field of psychology. My role benefited my host organization by providing a plethora of relevant information for treatment of psychiatric disorders. Likewise, the research I conducted was used by the organization to promote future treatment options and goals for patients. Long term I wish to work for an organization that focuses on forensic and criminal psychology. This role allowed me to fulfill my passion for research. In the future, I plan to write my own scholarly journals, and since I wrote and researched for this role, it has prepared me to be successful in my future research career. My number one take-away from this internship is to always be diligent in work. Because of the time difference, it was quite difficult; however, I was able to persevere and gain a plethora of ideas for my future occupation.

Ray Walker
February 2022

My internship experience was much more relaxed than what I was expecting, which eased a lot of unnecessary anxiety and stress that I had built up in anticipation of starting. My supervisor was professional, but also candid and easy-going. Right from the start I was asked what I specifically wanted to gain and learn from the internship experience. This way they could find the best way to curate responsibilities and tasks that would truly prepare me for the type of profession I wanted to do.My Internship role of observing, watching and listening to a therapist assist patients, children and adults with a variety of issues provided me with crucial experience in achieveing my long-term goal of becoming a therapist myself. There is only so much one can learn in the classroom and there is no substitute for experience - especially in a profession that relies so heavily on interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence. I feel more empowered in my field because I have gained more experience first hand and been introduced to new concepts in psychology, had my initiative tested and learnt about new methods of addressing different psychological ailments. I learnt to work as a team with different demographics. With newfound knowledge and my own personal experience under my belt I feel more empowered to be successful in my field.

Maryna Mytrofanova
October 2021

My remote Psychology internship has been dynamic and informative. My expectations were exceeded the more involved I became in the development and elaboration of complex international projects. My role involved me familiarizing myself with the necessary materials for 2 major projects, evaluating and giving feedback on the development of parts of the projects and participating in project presentation workshops. My role was useful to my host company as I acted in giving external feedback regarding the development of their wider project. I also had the chance to test newly developed learning platforms and give feedback as a real user. My internship experience will definitely contribute to my long-term goals, as I have always been interested in participating in international projects, and my goal is to find a job related to developing, coordinating and evaluating large projects. This valuable experience will help me in my professional and personal future. A particular skill from my internship experience that can be directly applied to my future career is the ability to work remotely, coordinate lots of information and tasks, organize myself and plan ahead.

Tafadzwa Dave
August 2021

My remote internship experience was great! I joined (remotely) an expert Psychology team that works with a professional Football Club in Spain. My internship role required me to work closely with the Director of International Business and help maintain the general functioning of the Club, scheduling of learning sessions and educational program management. Before starting my remote internship, I assumed that working online would be extremely difficult, however it wasn’t like that at all. It was a very collaborative environment and I had the opportunity to learn from others and share my ideas openly. I met people from all over the world, as the Football Club has people from the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Russia, Spain, South Korea and more. My highlight was interacting with psychology professionals in the field of applied psychology with such diverse backgrounds. It helped me grow and understand what it’s really like working in a professional environment.


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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
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 (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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