Psychology Internship Cover Letter Sample

If you are committed to the success of individuals who present with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties, a psychology internship can be key to your professional success. While passion is important, being able to communicate your passion is critical. Use this sample to translate your enthusiasm for psychology into an internship-securing cover letter.

Charlie Freud
333 Psych Road
Birmingham, AL 12345
(222) 222-2222


[Application Date]

Ms. Jeanne Smith
Counseling and Psychology
Youth Counseling Center
Montgomery, AL 56789

When I discovered the psychology internship with the Youth Counseling Center on, I was excited by the opportunity to gain exposure to various aspects of psychology. As a junior majoring in Psychology at University College, I am dedicated to understanding how the brain impacts cognitive and behavioral functioning. My academic success, volunteer work, and professional experience have prepared me well for this position.

  • Academic success. After completing courses in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Behavior in Childhood, and Group Dynamics, I have a major GPA of 3.75.
  • Volunteer involvement. For the past three semesters, I have volunteered with the Special Olympics to provide one-on-one coaching to youth and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Professional experience. As a student employee with the child care center on campus, I implement individualized learning plans for students with intellectual disabilities.

Shadowing case managers and attending mental health meetings seems like an incredibly beneficial experience. I am excited by the chance to contribute to your organization and am prepared to engage in continuous learning.

My enclosed resume expands on my coursework, volunteer involvement, and professional experience. As I prepare for a career in psychology, I am dedicated to learning more about the field by collaborating with professionals. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Charlie Freud

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