Are you interested in learning more about the field of psychology? We have openings for nonclinical internships where undergraduate, graduate, and post undergraduate students can gain experience in the field of psychology. Nonclinical interns volunteer for the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy's (IAP) group practice, providing marketing assistance, research assistance, and helping to facilitate workshops and trainings.
Nonclinical interns are able to attend IAP trainings and workshops for free (after a period of time) and are able to participate in IAP's monthly meetings where they meet, listen to, and learn from therapists with expertise in child, adolescent, and couples therapy, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder treatment, and Cognitive Behavioral, Emotionally Focused, and Family Systems approaches. Our clinicians work as part of our six speciality Centers: Center for ADHD, Center for Anxiety, Center for Couples, Center for Adolescents, Center for Children, Oppositional and Conduct Clinic. It is important to note that none of our nonclinical internships involve direct work with clients, so if you are looking for direct client interaction, unfortunately it would not be possible in this internship.
Nonclinical interns attend the weekly Friday workday from 10:00am - 1pm in San Francisco, where they will work on the projects that need the most assistance. Nonclinical interns also may attend the monthly meetings in San Francisco with the clinicians in the group practice on the first Friday of the month from 10am - 12pm where the clinicians discuss research, developments in their work, and cases. Other nonclinical activities include helping set up workshops and dropping off fliers for workshops at local schools, doctors’ offices, and other locations. Internship lengths vary with some interns coming to volunteer for just the summer, while we've had others stay over a year to volunteer with IAP and BACC.
If you are interested in a nonclinical internship, please email email@example.com with the subject line "BACC Nonclinical Internship" and provide a cover letter explaining your interest in the field of psychology, your training (e.g., undergraduate work in psychology, graduate work in psychology), and why you think you would be a good addition to our team. Please make sure that you are available to come to our San Francisco office on Fridays from 10am-1pm. We look forward to hearing from you.
Nonclinical intern alumni: Andrew Vinocur (University of San Francisco) , Brian Patterson ( San Jose State University), Marina Antonio (UC Davis), Sapeeda Barati (Berkeley City College), Shannon Thompson (UC Davis), Lia Musumeci (University of Washington), Tara Hayes (Scripps College), Grace Friedman (University of Puget Sound, Washington), Tessa Huisman (University of Utrecht, Netherlands), Jack Serna (UC Berkeley), Inayah Baaqee (Berkeley City College), Nikirana Hicks (Diablo Valley College), Chelsea Johnson (UC Berkeley), Ana Vasquez (UC Davis), Joel Morris (UC Santa Barbara)