Go Further - Psychology

  • Go Further - Psychology

Bitesize Careers

Any Year

There are lots of employability-enhancing activities available through Queen’s.  Here are a few suggestions that are likely to be of particular interest to Psychology students.

Any year:

  • Discover routes to degree plus
  • Find out more about opportunities to study and work abroad
  • SLV run volunteering placements in Sri Lanka and Bali targeted at Psychology students and graduates. The placements are in the areas of Teaching, Mental Health, special Needs and Occupational Therapy. These are volunteering placements and therefore unpaid. Costs are associated to cover visas, accommodation, flights and other transport. Psychology graduates from Queen's have previously undertaken these placements.
  • Consider applying for Project Children – 8 week paid internship in the US. Internships are provided in many fields. Application deadline is in spring.
  • Find voluntary work through Volunteer SU and at Volunteer Now.
  • Organisations such as BUNACCCUSACamp America and Projects Abroad advertise a variety of paid and voluntary vacation-time opportunities throughout the world. 
  • Interested in teaching?  The British Council lists lots of opportunities to work and volunteer abroad as an English Language assistant/teacher.
  • Look at the Career Development Programmes run by Careers, Employability and Skills including: Insight into ManagementQueen's Global Leadership Programme
  • Attend Careers fairs and employer events.  These happen all year round and will be advertised on MyFuture

Year 1

Level 1:

  • Look for summer work – some summer internships will be advertised on MyFuture after Easter.
  • Interested in Teaching? Teach First run a Taster Programme for Level 1 students
  • Interested in Professional Services? Some companies run “Insight” schemes for first year students e.g.  DeloitteEYKPMGPwC
  • Plus above opportunities for any year.

Level 2

Level 2 / Penultimate Year:
Look for relevant work experience:

  • IAESTE - paid work experience abroad for students of Science, Technology and Applied Arts in 2nd year and above. Placements related to degree programme. Application deadline is in autumn
  • Interested in consumer-related fields? Many companies offer year-long placements and summer internships. MyFutureRatemyplacementProspects and Targetjobs are useful sites for finding these. Many of the deadlines are set around December so it’s best to start applying in autumn.
  • Plus above opportunities for any year.

Level 3

Final Year UG:

  • Apply early for graduate schemes and / or postgraduate study.
  • Plus above opportunities for any year.

Post Graduate


  • Apply early for graduate schemes
  • Plus above opportunities for any year.