As one of the most popular and interesting academic disciplines, Psychology is an extremely competitive sector. Psychology internships abroad are highly sought after and are reserved for outstanding candidates looking to take their understanding of this sector to the next level and to maximise their professional development.

Given that the study of human behavior can be applied to so many fields, the international internship opportunities are limitless for Psychology students. Finally you can put what you’ve learned in the classroom into context with an internship abroad.

There are not only roles in leading NGOs and non-profit organizations focusing on mental health or substance abuse, but also internship opportunities in statistical or data analysis and research, HR, PR & Marketing and even business.

Whether you're looking to boost your future career, or apply for graduate school, Psychology internships abroad are essential for gap year students, college students, recent graduates and career changers looking to gain real world work experience in this increasingly competitive sector. Successful candidates will simultaneously boost their cv or resume and make themselves stand out from other psychology students in the applicant pool.

We offer leading psychology internship programs in Europe (Spain, London and Dublin), Asia, Australia, the USA, Canada and Latin America.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching, writing and reporting on clinical studies
  • Analysing data to find marketing trends with consumer behavior
  • Working closely with the local community on projects related to homelessness, education, substance abuse, and mental healthcare access


Interns have previously been placed with:

  • Standing Together Against Domestic Violence- based in London
  • Build Chicago- based in Chicago
  • Fundación Juguemos en el Bosque- based in Colombia
  • Crossroads- based in Hong Kong


Youth Work Ireland works to develop the potential of young people and strengthen communities in Ireland through the provision of quality youth services. They have an established network of over 150 projects and services and over 300 youth clubs across Ireland. On a weekly basis they actively engage with and support over 116,0600 young people, their families and the local communities.

Example Program Participants: Lexi from University of British Columbia, Canada, and Ashley from St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, talk about their internship program at Youth Work Ireland in Dublin.