Writing an influencing cover letter is a significant step in obtaining a Psychology internship. Your letter must be modified per requirements of the company you are applying at. You can make a standard cover letter and modify it based on employer’s requirements.

Below is a sample cover letter for a psychology internship to guide you accordingly. Remember, do not just copy and paste this example. It is in your best interest to customize it to suit your needs. Feel free to add, change and adjust elements so that your cover letter completely conveys your academic training, earlier job experience, skills and present goals.


Psychology Student Internship Cover Letter Sample


351 Lord Andrew Street
Orem, UT 65221
January 16, 2016

Ms. Julie Andrew
Internship Coordinator
Mosaic Community Services
6521 Some New Street
Orem, UT 62331


Dear Ms. Andrew:

I am very interested in obtaining an internship position with the Psychology Department of Mosaic Community Services.  I am a senior at the University of Utah and pursuing my Master’s degree in Psychology.

My relevant education, class assignments and project experiences has equipped me to perform the necessary tasks of this job efficiently. I have a great ability to work for people who are facing psychological problems and need counselling including children, adolescents, pre-marriage/married couples, and elderly people. In addition, I possess a substantial knowledge of screening clients while following mental health laws and HIPAA privacy practices. These capabilities would enable me to contribute effectively to the constant success of Mosaic Community Services.

In addition to my coursework and work experiences, I possess patience, honesty, exceptional work ethics and great communication skills. I have attached my resume and letters of recommendation from professors and service supervisors to support my application.

My skills and strong interests makes me a strong contender for your internship program. I will call your office after two weeks to follow-up and to provide any additional information. Meanwhile, I can be reached at (000) 300-8799.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to discussing my qualifications with you soon.



Marie Dew

Enc. Resume