NEW ZEALAND

CUSTOMISED PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIPS

We arrange internships in various fields of Psychology and Social Work. Described below are the most common types of Psychology and Social Work internships we organise and some of the tasks you can expect to be asked of you. All internships provide a high level of work experience with the aim to increase your skills within the industry.

The examples below are just a guideline and each internship role will be developed individually according to the company and the candidate. You can see the description of each internship in the Example Internships tab below.

Criminology | Counselling | Psychology | Social Work | Organisational Psychology

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £1,395 without accommodation (approx. US$1,800) for 6 weeks or longer, regardless of length of time
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 6 weeks to 12 weeks or longer.
Start Dates: All year round - Please see the Start Dates tab.
Requirements: Different firms will have different requirements, but you will need to either be studying or have some experience.
What's included: Arranging your Internship
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required).
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM THIS INTERNSHIP? New skills, more confidence
Invaluable professional & personal development.
Expand your global network, new friends.
A CV / Résumé that enhances your career!
An exciting travel and cultural experience.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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The Internships described below are examples only.
Your Internship will be tailored to suit your own requirements

Criminology

Our criminology internships are often hosted by academic institutes and the tasks may include:​

  • Clinical, forensic and theoretical criminology research.
  • Analysis of data.
  • Working on theoretical projects around restorative justice, evolutionary criminology, offender rehabilitation, and neuro-ethics in the forensic area.
  • Liaising with Dept of Corrections personnel (visiting correctional facilities and meeting with psychologists working with offenders).
  • Researching and writing articles.

Counselling

Counselling internships are possible in many different fields and with different clientele. Some tasks may include:

  • Listening to clients and their problems and concerns.
  • Providing a safe, confidential and encouraging environment.
  • Showing empathy, patience and respect.
  • Empowering clients to make their own decisions.
  • Showing people a structured and focused way of addressing problems.
  • Helping people with substance abuse, health issues, post-traumatic stress and relationship problems.
  • Maintaining records of the progress of service users.

Please note, that while we do arrange internships in client facing roles. Client facing time is NOT A GUARANTEE as the client must give permission at the session.

Psychology

Tasks you might be asked to do during a psychology internship are:

  • Participating in therapeutic group work.
  • 1-to-1 work.
  • Participating in, and supporting young people to engage in physical activities, for example, hiking, swimming and ice skating.
  • Providing direct support and guidance to young people to develop general safe living skills, for example, cooking healthy meals.
  • Working with people on returning home, returning to school or with re-integration into the community.
  • Research.
  • Conducting thorough assessments of clients, including: interviews, collateral contacts, file reviews, consideration of psycho-social history, mental status examination, and risk to self/others.
  • Developing sound psychological formulations, based on thorough assessment, including, but not limited to, DSM-IV Multiaxial diagnoses, response to referral questions, treatment plan and recommendations.
  • Analysing client behaviours identified as problematic to develop programmes for changing specific behaviours.

Social Work

Doing a social work internship means working with people from different age groups and backgrounds, and with different needs. This makes the work very interesting and you may be asked to:

  • Respond to crisis, support the needs of clients, and provide support or referrals where appropriate.
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of clients and/or their friends and family.
  • Maintain documentation for all clients that you work with.
  • Work with community groups to win support for improved provision and act as an advocate for young people’s interests, with particular regard to bullying.
  • Participate in, and support young people to engage in physical activities, for example, hiking, swimming or ice skating.
  • Provide direct support and guidance to young people to develop general safe living skills, for example, cooking healthy meals.
  • Work with people on returning home, returning to school or re-integration into the community.
  • Research.

Organisational Psychology

By doing a psychology internship in a company, your tasks may include:​

  • Coordination and delivery of psychometric testing.
  • 360 feedback surveys.
  • Marketing activities.
  • Qualitative analysis.
  • Research projects.
  • Organising client meetings/events.
  • Developing online psychometric tools and maintaining their in-site platform.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR INTERNS IN WELLINGTON:

Accommodation is not included in the Programme, however, our partners do have accommodation available and you can arrange to use their accommodation while you're there. The details of the accommodation currently on offer are below:

Internships with Accommodation included:
Most interns stay in shared apartments. You'll have your own bedroom and either your own bathroom or a shared bathroom with a small number of people (2-4). You'll also have shared kitchen facilities.

There is also a shared communal area, such as a TV or Pool room. Internet is always available.

Accommodations are centrally located and near public transport.

Internships without Accommodation, i.e. you arrange your own accommodation:
Accommodation forms a major cost of the placements in New Zealand and the accommodation provided above is very, very good. However, you can choose to arrange your own accommodation in order to keep your costs down.

Our investigation has shown hostel accommodation (sharing dormitory rooms) to range from approximately £10 to £16 per night ($13 to $21). Thus a mid-range hostel for a 6-week placement would cost approximately $840 for your accommodation for that period, but would be a total saving of $1,125 over the “With Accommodation” option over the 6-week period. Please note, however, that these costs were correct at time of writing and can increase or fluctuate owing to Exchange Rates fluctuations.

FOOD:
Food is not provided in this programme, but your accommodation will have cooking facilities.

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Photos of Example Accommodation provided when choosing the "With Accommodation" option:

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

SUMMARY OF APPROXIMATE EXTRA COSTS RELATING TO THE INTERNSHIP:

Food: We suggest around $60 per week for food.

Transportation: around $25 per week for travel within the main Wellington area.

START DATES 2019:

# Arrival Date (Fridays) Orientation Date (Saturdays) Start Day (Mondays)
1 February 8 February 9 February 11
2 March 15 March 16 March 18
3 May 10 May 11 May 13
4 June 7 June 8 June 10
5 July 5 July 6 July 8
6 August 2 August 3 August 5
7 September 6 September 7 September 9

ANY QUESTIONS?

For any questions relating to the work content of the Internships, please contact:
Katie Saunders or Andrew Kemp
on +44 (0)1903 502595 or email
info@travellersworldwide.com

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