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Summer Internships in Spain - Placements

Psychology Internships in Spain

Each UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements; arranges accommodations and excursions; leads onsite orientations and optional social events; and provides 24/7 emergency support. As part of the placement process for Summer Internships, participants will first enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad and then complete a supplemental application for the partner organization associated with their particular Summer Internship program.

Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Summer Abroad Internships, the official provider for these programs is UC Davis Study Abroad and course credit is issued by UC Davis.

Internship Placement Process

After you enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad in the Psychology Internships in Spain program, you will receive the link to the online application with Connect-123 and given information on how to complete required supplemental tasks, including:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Official transcript
  • Scheduling an interview/advising session with designated Connect-123 advisor

The internship placement process will include a discussion with a Connect-123 program manager to talk about goals and interests and assess your Spanish language ability. You may be asked to have a phone or Skype interview with your potential internship placement.

Students who demonstrate greater Spanish proficiency may have more placement options or an internship role with greater responsibility than students with less Spanish proficiency. We encourage students who do not meet the Spanish language prerequisite to consider the Psychology Internship Program in New Zealand where students can gain similar experiences in an English-speaking environment.

While effort will be made to accommodate your preferences, specific internship placements are not guaranteed. You are encouraged to be open-minded and approach the program with a willingness to learn and grow, both professionally and personally.

Placements may require a background check done prior to departure. Specific instructions will be provided once placement is confirmed. Final placement will be determined at least four weeks prior to departure.

Sample Internship Placements

Students will participate in a professional internship for approximately 32-40 hours per week. You are matched with an organization based on your skills, experience, career goals, and interests.  

All enrolled students will be placed in an internship. Students with relevant experience and a GPA over 2.5 may have more placement options or an internship role with greater responsibility than students without experience or a lower GPA.

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center or the Career Center on your home campus to have your resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents to ISA. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples. ISA also provides tips for writing your cover letter and resume.

Our Program Partner

For the Psychology Internships in Spain program, UC Davis Study Abroad partners with Connect-123, an organization that facilitates career-related internship, service learning, and study programs for students in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai, and Sydney in a wide range of fields. Connect-123 offers customized internship placements to provide students with hands-on, professional experience within their chosen field. Since 2006, Connect-123 has served thousands of students from over 600 universities and over 85 countries.

The Psychology Internships in Spain program is a customized program designed by Connect-123 uniquely for UC Davis Study Abroad. Onsite, a team of Connect-123 staff will welcome students at the airport, lead the welcome orientation, coordinate group excursions and optional activities, and be on-call 24/7 for emergency support. 

Transcript Notation

Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Internships are eligible to receive Transcript Notation (TN). Transcript notation documents your academically approved internship on your official UC Davis transcript. By having your experience noted, it provides proof of where and when you participated in an internship. This is especially valuable for international internships that may be difficult for a prospective employer or program to contact.

Transcript Notation is a process you’ll start within the first two weeks of your internship placement through Handshake, the tool UC Davis Internship and Career Center uses to connect students and employers.