Student Internship Programs

Summer Internship Opportunity

Southeast Psych is a large private psychology practice based out of Charlotte, NC that puts psychology into the hands of as many people as possible to enhance their lives. In the summer of 2016, Southeast Psych Nashville opened its doors in Brentwood, TN ( We are on the lookout for fun, motivated college students (or graduates) who want to be a part of our unpaid internship program. For graduate students, we only accept students from schools who we have developed programs with. This internship will give you firsthand experience of how a psychology practice works. Whether it’s for class credit, personal interest, or because your mom made you do it, our internship is a fun and unique opportunity for anyone interested in the field of psychology.

While we accept all applications, a typical candidate is a psychology major in an undergrad program.

What to expect as an intern:

Expect to have fun. From the minute you walk into our building you can tell it’s not your average office. You’ll see games everywhere, movie posters on the walls, and a play room with a guitar on the ceiling. We take our fun just as seriously as we take our work (playing guitar hero is not out of the question after lunch).

Expect to learn a lot. You’ll get an inside look at a real, live, private practice. You will be surrounded by clinicians who are experts in their fields and would be happy to share their hard-earned knowledge with you. There will also be regular intern meetings where clinicians will focus on subjects like grad school prep or subfields in psychology.

Expect to make connections. The more you put into this internship, the more you will get out of it. There will be opportunities to work with clinicians individually on special projects or research. Say you’re interested in Eating Disorders – we can team you up with clinicians who specialize in that field so you get the most out of your internship.

Expect to get tasks. Typical intern tasks include researching topics, informal lit reviews, creating worksheets, creating presentations, database entry, project collaboration with clinicians, and more. So, expect to get pretty good with the photocopier, but also expect to get stimulating and challenging tasks that will require your input and own ideas.

Expect to attend staff meetings. We meet as a staff every Wednesday during lunch. The meetings are open to interns and can be a really cool opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on in a private practice.

If you think you would be a good fit for our internship program, we encourage you to apply!

Send the following information to Dr. Danielle Mizell at

  • Your name
  • Your school and major
  • Your estimated availability
  • Your resume
  • Relevant psychology experience (research or otherwise) – This is not required, but when you’ve got it, flaunt it, right?
  • Additional skills – Are you great with kids? Do you know all about Photoshop? Are you a world record holder? We want to hear about it.
  • How did you hear about our internship program?
  • A 2-3 page essay on why you think Southeast Psych is a great place… JUST KIDDING. Please don’t include that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Summer internships application deadline for summer 2024 is March 1, 2024

Please include if you are applying for the unfunded internship, funded internship, or both.

Southeast Psych Nashville’s Funded Internship

At Southeast Psych Nashville, we believe that inclusivity and diversity are key to fulfilling our mission of getting psychology into the hands of as many people as possible to enhance their lives. Persons of color are underrepresented in the field of psychology, and Southeast Psych Nashville wants to create an opportunity for undergraduate students to be exposed to the practice of psychology through a paid internship experience.

This program includes funding for a part-time summer internship for students of color who are currently pursuing a psychology major. Candidates must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at time of the application and attend a four-year, accredited college or university by the time of application.

To be considered, candidates must submit a resume, complete with a cover letter. All application materials must be received by the application deadline of February 10, 2023. Successful candidates will be offered internships during the summer of 2023. See additional details on attached unfunded internship flyer. Include if you are applying for unfunded internship, funded internship, or both.

Please email all materials or direct any questions to Dr. Danielle Mizell at

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