Job/Internship Opportunities

Looking for an internship, part-time job or some volunteer opportunities related to Psychology? You've come to the right place! 

These internships, volunteer, and part-time positions are positions past SMC students have held and kindly given us information about to post. Think of this as a starting point for your search; a place to find relevant organizations and get a start on positions that might be available.

Our internships are sorted on these pages by category. Although we categorized these past positions as closely as possible, we encourage you to browse the other categories in case there are positions with a strong overlap.

Popular Organizations from SMC Students

These are some popular organizations that many SMC students have jobs or internships in! Please view the links for more information about the organization.

Positions/Experiences by Category

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The Career Center is also a fantastic place to find resources and positions!  

New Internship Opportunity

United States Pretrial Services Agency Northern District of California

The Pretrial Services Operations Assistant oversees, organizes, and administers the day-to-day support operations
of the Pretrial Services front office and performs a variety of administrative duties as assigned depending on the
requirements of the particular office.

One year and a day (Can be extended if budget allows)

Position may be full or part-time
SALARY RANGE: $42,627 – 69,274 per year (CL 23/01 – CL 23/61)

Starting salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. This position
has promotion potential to CL 25 without further competition.

DATE POSTED: October 4, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled; Preference given to applications received by Monday, October 18,


For more information/how to apply, please email 

Interested in Teaching Opportunities?

Elevo Learning is a broadly popular K-12 program that is focused on supporting school districts, especially those serving low-income students, around the state to engage students in social-emotional learning through physical activity. They serve over 1,000 schools throughout California.  All coaches that are hired are provided with comprehensive training in the SFL curriculum, classroom management techniques along with ongoing training and support throughout the year.

Coaches are paid between $17-25 per hour.

In addition to coaching opportunities, they are also looking to hire a Regional Manager, which is a full-time, benefited position, to help run programs in the Vallejo area. 

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please email and explore Elevo Learning's website:

Internship Highlight 

California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH), a reputable non-profit housing advocacy organization that in addition to advancing Affordable Housing opportunities for low-income communities, for the past 22 years, CCRH has also increased diversity in the affordable housing and community development field via our award-winning internship program.  

This is a PAID Internship Opportunity in Sacramento, CA. This internship program, open to all majors, has helped jump-start promising careers in affordable housing and community development for historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized undergraduate students

Attached below you will find the student application due April 9th 2021, although early submittals are highly encouraged. Submittals require a completed application, a resume, statement of purpose, a copy of an unofficial transcripts, and two letters of recommendation, all in PDF. Letters may take time to acquire, but if interested in the program, we encourage applicants to submit everything else at their earliest convenience and have the letters emailed to separately. 



New Job Opportunity in Concord/Walnut Creek Area

Are you a recent graduate interested in becoming a Special Education teacher? Erin Alter, assistant director of Special Education in the Mount Diablo Unified School District, is looking for recent graduates to hire with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. If granted the position, you will receive an emergency teacher’s credentials while they explore ways to earn their Education Specialist Credential.

If this is of interest to you, please find more information and apply here:

Or contact Erin Alter

Phone Number: (office) 925.682.8000 ext 4070


Check out Adriana Cavazos '15, who participated in a Summer Internship related to Mental Health! 

What was your internship?

"This summer I had the opportunity to intern for the county of Santa Barbara at the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Clinic (ADMHS) in Santa Maria, California. During my internship I was able to sit in on therapeutic assessments, shadow various mental health professionals (clinicians, psychiatrists, and case workers), help create and direct a weekly art group program for clients with social disorders, and attend regular clinical meetings."

What skills did you learn?

"Working at ADMHS helped me decide which area of mental health I am most interested in, and it also helped me get a better idea of which population I would like to work with in the future. I learned how a clinic runs from intake, scheduling appointments, and following through with treatment plans. In addition, I gained a number of skills which include learning how to maintain a professional relationship with clients, how to conduct myself during important meetings with my peers and superiors, and how the various computer programs associated with maintaining client files work."

How did you get the internship?

"I was able to gain this internship experience by putting myself out there and contacting the supervisor at the clinic to ask if there were any opportunities available for an undergraduate student at their facility (something that my superiors applauded). A strong interest in the mental health field and relative course work/major was required for this type of internship."
Link to Adriana's internship: 


Know of any relevant experiences, positions, or opportunities?

We are always looking for new positions to add and list. If you have participated in a Psychology-related experience, or know of an opportunity, please contact us!

Please email Lynyonne Cotton with your position or simply to see if the position you know is relevant. You may also contact the department chair, Emily Hause, or the department assistants, Morgan Blume and Natalie Totah

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