College Summer Internship in Psychology

Now Accepting Summer 2023 Internship Applications for June 5th - August 11th, Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (with extended hours during Adventure Camp week)

Serve as a "confederate" in therapy sessions, collect data, and serve as Psychologists' assistants in this innovative organization that treats phobias in children. Apply early for this competitive internship!

Opportunities and Responsibilities

  • Receive weekly Professional Development Seminars focused on graduate school preparation, including hearing presenters talk about their graduate school path in various disciplines (social work, psychology, education, etc.) to help you decide your own path
  • Learn about the logistics of graduate school funding and how to minimize student loans
  • Gain a better understanding of the various graduate school paths and life after graduate school
  • Participate in weekly Intern Group Meetings focused on learning about group process
  • Attend a 2-day selective mutism training seminar
  • Serve as “confederates” in therapy sessions for children with selective mutism
  • Assist the ATSA Team with daily clinic duties and routine
  • Gain experience in completing phone intakes and triage of calls
  • Have the opportunity to submit abstracts for conference presentations
  • Gain experience in marketing a psychology practice, including social media outlets
  • Serve as a psychologist’s assistant during ATSA’s Adventure Camp for children with selective mutism
  • Complete your internship by gaining hands-on clinical experience working directly with children at Adventure Camp!

Download the Internship Flyer

Please note, this internship is unpaid and follows the criteria required for unpaid internships.

Round 1: Priority
Application Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2022, 11:59pm Central Time
Interview Dates: December 2022 - January 2023
Notification Day: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:00 pm Central Time
Round 2: 
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 22, 2023 11:59pm Central Time
Interview Dates: February 1 - 28, 2022
Notification Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5:00 pm Central Time

Email all materials to



Training and role-playing our confederate roles with new safety parameters in place.


Interns Blog

  Being Brave by Isabella Xie 2020 Intern  Blog Series 2019 Interns   Myth Management Blog Series 2017 Interns      

Why Do a Summer Internship in Psychology?

Listen to 2021 Interns' Podcast

Receive our Internship Updates


2021 Intern Moments

Interns have a variety of tasks at ATSA such as preparing for Adventure Camp, organizing files, answering phone calls, and all interns’ favorite -- being confederates in therapy sessions! Pictured here are interns Iris and Gillian being confederates in a telehealth session.


ATSA finished our 2021 counselor training with a big success! All the counselors and interns are ready and excited to start their work during the Adventure Camp! We can’t wait to see our campers and make this summer meaningful and fun!


During orientation week, the interns learned about ATSA’s values and responsibilities, practiced CDI and VDI skills, and became trained through HIPAA. On the last day, the interns were surprised by a fun team-bonding activity -- an escape room challenge!

See Previous Interns Moments


  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher is recommended, open to all majors (psychology majors strongly preferred)
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Organized, responsible, and interpersonally effective
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work well independently, with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to work collaboratively among a team of interns and staff
  • Ability to intern June 5th - August 11th, Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (with extended hours during Adventure Camp week)

How to Apply -

Round 1 Priority Deadline: November 28, 2022

Round 2 Deadline: January 22, 2023

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement (please include a photo of yourself) 
  • College Transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation, with “Recommendation for [NAME]” in the subject line 

Email application materials

NOTE: Only when we have received your submission and letters of recommendation from your references will your application be considered complete and eligible for review.  

Why Internship?

If you're pursuing a career in psychology, You will soon discover that doctoral programs in clinical psychology are extremely competitive.

Click to read more

Status Updates:

  • 2023 Recruitment has begun!

Learn more about Adventure Camp!

Adventure Camp