Psychology Graduate Internships

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Presentation by Daniel Stevens, Assistant Psychologist, on the graduate internships for psychologists at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. March 2014

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Psychology Graduate Internships

  1. 1. Psychology Graduate Internships Daniel Stevens Assistant Psychologist Information for students – 2014 Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  2. 2. What is a Psychology Graduate Internship? • An internship is where an individual undertakes voluntary work to gain relevant professional experience before embarking on a career • Develop professional skills and an understanding of a profession by undertaking work of value Entry Requirements: • Psychology honours degree minimum 2.2 with GBC status • Legally eligible to remain and work in the UK Duration: • 15 – 22.5 hours per week • Minimum 3 months, maximum 12 months
  3. 3. Our hopes for internships: • We provide fair opportunities for graduates to gain voluntary work experience • Our services and patients benefit from having support from psychology graduates Our hopes for interns: • You have opportunity for personal and professional development through supervision • You gain relevant professional experience working within our teams that support your psychology career goals • That you enjoy volunteering with our services
  4. 4. Can psychology undergraduates apply for internships? • Our internships are currently only available to psychology graduates (including those who will have graduated by October 2014) • Next year we hope to offer placement year opportunities to psychology undergraduates
  5. 5. Intern placements The specific internships will be advertised from 14th April Example from last year:
  6. 6. Intern placements Feedback from interns:
  7. 7. Timeline for internship applications 19th May deadline for applications internships@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

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