“pretend” you are applying for one of the internships listed below (internship description is attached) as part of your undergraduate degree in psychology and that you have acquired the necessary skills, experiences, awards, etc. needed to do so.
Write a one-page personal statement of your career and personal goals. This statement should include information about your experiences as well as a reflection of your interests and values.
Consider relevant skills and accomplishments. Think about the accomplishments and skills that you should have developed as a psychology major that are relevant to that internship (Hint: look at that qualifications section of the internship listings).
Tailor both a cover letter and resume to the specific internship as if you have achieved those accomplishments and skills. Include any relevant psychology classes, any relevant internship, and any additional, relevant skills, awards, etc. Do not include irrelevant work experience (e.g., sales clerk, waitress, manager of restaurant, front desk clerk, etc.). Instead, list important experiences and skills that you should have developed as a psychology major. Be sure to include your career and personal objectives as well.
You must include these elements:
Qualifications (List any specific skills that you possess)
Previous relevant employment (List positions and dates of employment)
Volunteer experience (List relevant positions and dates that you volunteered)
Extracurricular activities (College and High School)
Awards received/Hobbies and interests
Altogether a cover letter resume and personal statement.