Summer Internships in Psychology

The Summer Internship in Psychology Program was developed to give students the opportunity to gain valuable summer clinical experience to help them make informed career choices.

Working at The Walker School (Needham, MA), students increase their understanding of the bio-psycho-social model of mental disorders. Interns develop a deeper appreciation of the complex interface between genetic make-up, psychological coping strategies, and the larger socio-cultural forces determining how individuals negotiate the vicissitudes of life.

To participate in the program, students are required to:

  • Work a minimum of 40 hours/week;
  • Attend weekly meetings and seminars;
  • Complete all required reports, projects, and readings;
  • Complete any mandatory events, deliverables, and paperwork as required by Wellesley Career Education; and
  • Participate in the Tanner Conference.

Students are responsible for arranging their summer housing. 

Eligibility: Current first-years, sophomores, juniors (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors)

Stipend Amount: $4,000

2021 Dates: June - August (exact dates to be determined soon)

How to Apply: Please prepare the following materials, save them as individual PDF files, and upload via the Centralized Internship Application form:

  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial from Workday)
  • Written Essay addressing the following questions in 1000 words or fewer:
    • Why would you like to participate in the Summer Internships in Psychology Program? Please discuss specific qualifications that make you a match (e.g., academics, language fluency, past experiences) for The Walker programs
    • How/what do you hope to contribute to your placement host; and
    • How will this internship shape your Wellesley experience and future career path.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by 11:30 PM EST (Boston time)

Applicants should anticipate interviewing with a faculty member and representatives of the hosting organization(s) on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Please contact Sally Theran (stheran@wellesley.edu) if you have any questions about this program.