Many schools around the globe hire school psychologists to help them deal with students’ and teachers’ emotional and psychological needs. A lot of schools also hire interns alongside experienced school psychologists to help them learn on the job and be eventually offered a position. Trained psychologists looking for a school psychologist internship position must focus on what they write in their cover letters.
Psychology is a complex concept in itself and everyone cannot be an expert in it. But if you are one of the lucky ones who have mastered it (and have a degree in psychology), you can apply for a school psychologist job – and learn things in real time.
Your cover letter should be focused on your abilities to handle distressing situations, especially where distraught students are concerned. You will be asked to sit in therapy sessions and be required to provide feedback on what you think can be done to help students. Your analytic mind and empathic nature will be able to help you here, so make sure you mention that you have these qualities. Your cover letter should be structured in a way that it depicts that you have therapy expertise and the flexibility to apply it in a school environment.
You can take ideas from the following cover letter sample for a school psychologist internship position:
See also: Psychology Intern Cover Letter Sample 2
32 Some Street
Concord, NH 70121
manny @ email . com
December 5, 2015
Mr. Terrance Trent
Prudence High School
67 Center Street
Concord, NH 72837
Dear Mr. Trent:
I am a senior at University of New Hampshire majoring in of Psychology and would like to offer skills in the area of psychology to meet your students’ psychological needs.
In these days of immense stress brought about by students’ inability to handle educational goals, I believe that they need psychological support. As an intern at your school, I will be able to work with students on a one-on-one basis – students usually respond well to therapists who are closer in age and this is one angle I intend to use to help them successfully. A particular area of interest for me is multicultural integration. I am knowledgeable of social advocacy challenges and I deem myself well prepared to handle this angle of psychology particularly.
I am eager to begin my career as a psychologist and believe that my knowledge will help me hit the ground running very soon. I would like to meet with you and discuss this possibility further. I will call you in a few days to ask for a possible interview time. Alternately, I can be reached at (000) 989-6754.
Thank you very much for your consideration.