Psychology Undergraduate Excellence Program Internships

The Psychology Undergraduate Excellence Program offers paid internship opportunities to psychology majors in collaboration with University Career Services. These opportunities are updated regularly, and include summer positions in external organizations and psychology research labs, and year-round positions that assist in various outreach and diversity enhancement initiatives in the department. Please check our Psychology Internship Listing regularly for currently open positions.  

UVA Internship Placement Program (IPP)

For over 40 years, the UVA Internship Placement Program (IPP) has connected students with quality professional internships. The IPP team matches you with a customized internship placement based on the best opportunities for your interests, skills, and goals. We will help you develop your skills and knowledge through a Professional Development Workshop and provide ongoing support in all aspects of your internship experience. All internship sites are pre-qualified to meet UVA standards and guidelines established for internships by the Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act.

While internship placement cannot be guaranteed, one application provides you with consideration for multiple opportunities.  Questions? Schedule a virtual IPP Advising Appointment online on Handshake or by calling the UVA Career Center at 434-924-8900. 

Visit the Internship Placement Program for more information.

Internship Listings

UVA Psychology Internship Listing

Paid Undergraduate Internship Listings: Are you an undergrduate resarcher and looking for paid internships and application guidance? Check out PsychResearchList, a database created by Meltem Yucel, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia

Visit the APA Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Internships page to find more opportunities.

Earning Academic Credit, Internship Requirements & Authorizations

Internships can be paid, unpaid, or for academic credit. How do you evaluate and weigh these options? While academic credit legitimizes an unpaid experience, in order to be identified as an internship, the experience must fit the internship criteria outlined by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) which adhere to the US Department of Labor Fair Standards Act (FLSA). Employers may require credit as part of the internship experience.  Please contact the UVA Career Center for more information. 

Have you found an internship on your own that requires earning academic credit?

UNST 2820 - Internship Reflection Course

This one-credit course is offered fall and spring semesters to support students who are required to receive credit by an employer offering an internship that is typically unpaid. The course is a professional development accelerator taken most often as a post-reflection internship course after a summer internship, but is also offered as a concurrent course with academic year internships. The course is a University Studies credit/no-credit course that is Pass/Fail.  The course is listed with multiple sections, an on-line option (with faculty approval) to accommodate students studying abroad, and meets weekly with some virtual forum weeks to offer students flexibility.

UNST 2820 is open to all undergraduate students of any year and major. Students may contact the UVA Career Center at to learn more about UNST 2820. Pre-registration for UNST 2820 occurs each semester through the Student Information System (SIS). For international students, UNST 2820 is the course that meets CPT requirements.