“pretend” you are applying for one of the internships listed below (internship description is attached) as part of your undergraduate degree in psychology and that you have acquired the necessary skills, experiences, awards, etc. needed to do so.
Write a one-page personal statement of your career and personal goals. This statement should include information about your experiences as well as a reflection of your interests and values.
Consider relevant skills and accomplishments. Think about the accomplishments and skills that you should have developed as a psychology major that are relevant to that internship (Hint: look at that qualifications section of the internship listings).
Tailor both a cover letter and resume to the specific internship as if you have achieved those accomplishments and skills. Include any relevant psychology classes, any relevant internship, and any additional, relevant skills, awards, etc. Do not include irrelevant work experience (e.g., sales clerk, waitress, manager of restaurant, front desk clerk, etc.). Instead, list important experiences and skills that you should have developed as a psychology major. Be sure to include your career and personal objectives as well.
You must include these elements:
Qualifications (List any specific skills that you possess)
Previous relevant employment (List positions and dates of employment)
Volunteer experience (List relevant positions and dates that you volunteered)
Extracurricular activities (College and High School)
Awards received/Hobbies and interests
Altogether a cover letter resume and personal statement.
2Psychology Major Portfolio Internship Listing # 3 Social Services: Counselor
Company or Organization: Community Education Centers (CEC)
Company Description: Community Education Centers (CEC) is a leading provider of residential and outpatient community corrections programs. Working in over 100 locations across the U.S., we provide a foundation of support to change addictive and criminal behaviors and effectively prepare our residents for community reintegration, and with programming that encompasses assessment, drug and alcohol education, and education services for juvenile and adult populations. We are redefining effective means to reduce recidivism.
Job Description: This is an Internship as a counselor for the modified therapeutic community program for adults. Main responsibilities include helping individuals understand the psychological roots of their addiction and develop alternative, healthy ways to cope in order to reduce chances of relapse.
Qualifications (Minimum requirements include):
· Must be working towards a BA degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or human services preferred.
· Must be assertive, outgoing, and responsible.
· Must have good interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
· Additional, beneficial assets include:
o Some experience working in a substance abuse counseling setting is preferred (e.g., internship in a substance abuse counseling center).
o Knowledge of mental health issues.
Please send cover letter and resume to: