Careers Q&A – 4: Behavioural science consultancy internships
Q: quite interested in behavioural science consultancy but really struggled to find an internship/experience during undergrad to tailor to that interest. Confused with what counts as “relevant work experience”. Any suggestions?
A: Since you have a very specific field of interest, I’d suggest you use the UCL career’s short guidance appointment – they provide a lot of insider websites for job opportunities.
One of the websites they recommend is Prospects, where you can find shortlisted internship opportunities for your interested career. I found this page related to behavioural science consultancy: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/occupational-psychologist
From my own experience, I’ve seen peers who are also interested in this field doing research projects to enrich their CVs. For example, you can work as a research assistant for some PhD project, or volunteer in behavioural science consultancy companies to help them conduct research – these are all very valuable experiences!