Psychology Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

We believe that as an employer of psychologists we have a responsibility to contribute to undergraduate learning, so as to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills that are of value to us in the future. Offering placements also enables us to work with intelligent and committed individuals who will help to contribute to the effectiveness of the organisation

These internship opportunities are available for psychology students undertaking a four year psychology degree in which their third year is expected to be “a year in industry placement”.

Benefits to the psychology undergraduates:

  • The opportunity to acquire and develop knowledge as it occurs in professional practice
  • The experience of working in a professional environment
  • To understand the applicability of Psychology in professional settings
  • The ability to use and apply analytical skills in real-life situations
  • Full Trust Induction
  • Provided with own lap top for duration of internship
  • Training on the NHS structure and organisation
  • Peer supervision opportunities

The Role of Practitioner Psychologists within CFT

Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists all work within CFT.  As well as Psychology Interns, we also employ Assistant Psychologists and take Clinical Associate Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement. We work in a range of settings including community, outpatient, and inpatient.  We work with a range of populations across the life span from children to older people.  We work with a broad range of teams/services including inpatient psychiatric (dementia, intensive care, acute, rehabilitation, and forensic units), community mental health (child and adolescent, adult, and older adult), community forensic, perinatal, special parenting, families, paediatric, home treatment, personality disorder, eating disorder, psychosis, memory assessment, and learning disabilities.

Psychologists work in many different ways on many different levels depending on their specific role within the organisation.  We are actively involved in service development, provision, audit and evaluation, and aim to promote co-production and service user involvement in all of these activities.  Our work can include assessment, formulation, intervention (using many different therapeutic models), and evaluation when working directly with people with mental health difficulties, families, and carers.  We also increasingly work ‘indirectly’ with multi-disciplinary teams (in order to make best use of resources) offering leadership, consultation, supervision, training and facilitation (e.g. of reflective practice and team formulation sessions).  Psychologists within the trust are encouraged to get involved with local, national and international research projects and draw on research to inform all aspects of their work.  We strongly value and appreciate the contribution that Psychology Interns can make to the quality of care we can offer.

This site provides information for both our Psychology Internship Supervisors and our prospective applicants about our psychology undergraduate internship programme, including application processes.