Internship Overview

An undergraduate internship will help develop your resume and make you more marketable for employment and entry to graduate-level counseling or psychology programs.  Undergraduate internship responsibilities at CAPS can involve coordinating outreach efforts, providing programming on mental health, well-being, and DEAI efforts; or assisting in research.  Undergraduate interns are assigned a supervisor to help the student specifically design their internship based on the student's professional interests and campus needs.  Past undergraduate interns have provided psycho-educational programming on dating violence, seasonal affective disorder, substance abuse, and eating disorders; have assisted in providing research on spirituality and men's issues; have promoted the WellTrack Boost app, Healthy Minds Study, and CAPS. CAPS will accept one undergraduate level intern each semester.

See what previous interns had to say about this program.

Application Process

All applications for an internship need to be submitted a semester in advance. Applications submitted early are given priority consideration. Position remains open until filled.

The application process for the undergraduate internship is the following:

  • A one-page cover letter that denotes your interest in the undergraduate internship
  • A resume
  • Two professional or academic references with contact information
  • An interview with the Assistant Director of Training & Supervision, Dr. David Davino, and one other senior staff member
  • A short (100 words) written proposal of an internship project that fits your interest area and addresses a need within the Longwood community. Past successful undergraduate intern projects have included outreach/psychoeducational programming on a variety of topics such as eating disorders, depression, and stress/anxiety management as well as projects that promote CAPS services. The proposal will be discussed during the interview.