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Psychology Internships in New Zealand

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating academic coursework with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. This program carries a total of 8.00 quarter units in six weeks. 

Students on Summer Abroad Internship programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

Auditing is not an option. 

*Note: Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in additional unit(s).


Psychology (PSC) 198 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)


Education Abroad (EAP) 192. Internship (6 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Students will intern approximately 32 hours per week at their program site and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.

Psychology (PSC) 198. Directed Group Study: Psychology Internship Reflection (2 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

This 2-unit course is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions and assignments, students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship placements and to explore the significance of interning in an international context. This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.


Minimum of three upper division courses, excluding 190-199 courses (or equivalent as determined by the instructor) from any of the following departments: Psychology (PSC); Cognitive Science Program (CGS); Human Development (HDE); Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior (NPB); Sociology (SOC). 

Students who have taken upper division research courses may only use one of those courses to count towards the three-course minimum.

Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss this option.