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year 12 psychology work experience

can anyone recommend any work experience for psychology in year 12? i know work experience isn’t needed for uni applications in psych but i still want to find some experience related to it slightly.

i’ve tried finding work experience and i emailed 15 psychologist in my area and no one responded, can anyone help?
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You can work as an intern for 2-3 weeks at a psychiatric (open) ward. It's the easiest thing to get into in order to get some experience.
Original post by wayuqii
can anyone recommend any work experience for psychology in year 12? i know work experience isn’t needed for uni applications in psych but i still want to find some experience related to it slightly.

i’ve tried finding work experience and i emailed 15 psychologist in my area and no one responded, can anyone help?

Work experience for psychology at your age isn't really a thing, I'm afraid. If you're interested in psychology just read around the subject and then just try to do volunteering anywhere that has something to do with mental health - back in the pre-covid days I'm aware you could volunteer in old people's homes to keep the elderly company. Unsure if that is still a thing these days though.

What the poster above mentioned, about doing an internship at a psychiatric ward, I've never heard of that being available to somebody in year 12. There comes a point when you can volunteer on the psychiatric wards or even apply to work in one, but that is strictly 18+ only and work experience in these places are often open only to current psychology and medical students.
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Original post by wayuqii
can anyone recommend any work experience for psychology in year 12? i know work experience isn’t needed for uni applications in psych but i still want to find some experience related to it slightly.
i’ve tried finding work experience and i emailed 15 psychologist in my area and no one responded, can anyone help?

I have the same issue as you ☹️ I'm looking for work experience in psych as well just for relevant knowledge and it also looks good if you did it for your course. Unfortunately, most people don't tend to hire A level students, only those who are either undergraduates or have graduated.

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