Positive Psychology Internship Opportunities At PositivePsychology.com

Hi there,

The PositivePsychology.com website is managed by a small team based mostly in the Netherlands.

Our team consists of two parts.

One part is led by Hugo Alberts, Ph.D. He runs the development of the Positive Psychology Toolkit and all the masterclasses and training packages offered at PositivePsychology.com. Hugo’s office is based in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Seph Fontane Pennock is in charge of the other part. He runs the day-to-day operations of the organization and the content strategy for the PositivePsychology.com website. Seph’s office is based in Amsterdam.

Before telling you more about the internship opportunities we offer, here are some photos of our team. A picture says more than a thousand words after all 🙂

Hugo Alberts and Lucinda Poole
Hugo Alberts and Lucinda Poole
Positive Psychology X
The ‘Positive Psychology X’ Masterclass in Maastricht, March 2018
Seph Fontane Pennock and Hugo Alberts
Seph Fontane Pennock and Hugo Alberts in front of the old office (the Hague)
Ernst Jansen
Ernst Jansen (programmer), Craig Smith, Lucinda Poole, Seph Fontane Pennock, and Hugo Alberts, celebrating 2018

Requirements for application

  • You’re a native English speaker
  • You hold a bachelor’s, undergraduate, or masters degree in psychology
  • You have a passion for positive psychology
  • You love texts, writing, editing, communicating
  • You’re able to come over to the Netherlands
  • You’re looking to do an internship with a minimum duration of 4 months, at least partly on-site


In case you have any of the following skills, we consider that a big plus:

  • WordPress
  • graphic design (Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator)
  • video editing experience
  • an eye for design and formatting in general
  • any kind of web editing and publishing experience
  • online marketing

Possible tasks include

  • researching, writing and putting together valuable content (articles, pages, e-mails)
  • managing incoming communications from our followers, customers, or partners
  • editing blog posts on our website
  • recruiting new writers and/or editors for our site
  • managing our Facebook page and group

You will learn

  • exactly what positive psychology consists of and gain a lot of in-depth knowledge on this subject
  • to apply efficient research methods and tools
  • to add value to people’s lives through online content
  • to take the best from what the academic world has to offer, and to leave the worst
  • most importantly, you will learn how to apply positive psychology in your own life so that you can ‘start local’ and lead by example


Compensation depends upon your educational level, prior experience, and the duration and intensity of the internship. Also, non-monetary forms of compensation will be offered in terms of access to training materials and courses.


Seph Fontane Pennock, Co-founder of PositivePsychology.com

Dr. Hugo Alberts, Co-founder of PositivePsychology.com


Please send an email to info@positivepsychology.com and include:

  1. your LinkedIn profile or a picture
  2. a motivation letter
  3. your preferred internship period and duration
  4. your preferred compensation
  5. indicate whether you’re able to come to the Netherlands or not
  6. please mention any specific skills you have that may be particularly relevant to this position

Whats happens after you apply

Upon sending us an email, we will review your application and send you a reply.

Based on your application, we will either invite you for a 30-minute Skype call, or not.

You will hear back from us either way 🙂

More Positive Psychology internship opportunities

In case you’re also offering, or know of, internship opportunities within the field of positive psychology, feel free to post them on this page by leaving a comment.


What our readers think

  1. Dee

    As someone about to start her training in life coaching, I have signed up for all the Positive Psychology classes on Coursera and am devouring Martin Seligman’s books. I have come across your website and immediately bookmarked it.
    All this to say: THANK YOU for your hard work, keep it up because people need to understand there is a way to lead a meaningful life. We all have the potential and sometimes all we need is a little nudge, which you provide in a kind and graceful way.
    If you ever host “meetups”, sign me up! I’ll bring cookies!

  2. Nathalie Nolden

    I am looking for an internship from 20.07.2020- 21.09.2020
    Dear Madam or Sir,
    My name is Nathalie Nolden and I am 20 years old.
    I am currently a second year psychology student in Maastricht and looking for a place, where I can do an internship for 168 hours in Nijmegen. I am from Germany but learning dutch since 2 years. Therefore, either language is fine for me. As a replacement for my 3rd year course in university, I can do a one month internship in which I have to have a psychologist as a supervisor. I thought I just give it a try and email you. I have experiences in the field of positive psychology, I am currently working for the Wellbeing Movement UM and I have been a volunteer for @ease Maastricht since one year. I am open-minded, motivated, dedicated, flexible, and I love to work with people.
    I would love to hear an response.
    Kind regards
    Nathalie Nolden

    • Nicole Celestine

      Hi Nathalie,
      Thank you for your interest. Please email your information and the materials listed to info@positivepsychology.com to be formally considered for this position.
      – Nicole | Community Manager

  3. hadil

    thank you very nice website article

  4. Paulina Chapa

    Hello Seph,
    I have one question about the internship. I have all the requisites before mentioned and some of the extras. However, the only exception is that I am not an English native speaker. I have studied in Texas my master degree and my English level are higher. Can I still apply?
    Thank you and I am looking forward to your reply.

  5. James Onapa

    As a Ugandan citizen do I qualify to do internship on positive psychology in your org?

  6. Sahar

    Hi sir
    I hope you are well , I wanna apply for this internship but my native language is not English but I try to speak English , I holding master degree in psychology and doing internship in special education centre in Pakistan , can l apply for this internship opportunity ?

  7. Ram Bahadur Rayamajhi

    Dear Sir/ Madam
    It is my privilege to introduce myself to you. I am born again Christian and worked as an ordain pastor from 2010-2017. Now, I am working as a counselor and trainer to train pastors and leaders of churches in Nepal. My job demands me to travel various places to conduct training for pastors and leaders.
    I have completed MACT (Master Arts in community Transformation) from Philippines, Manila (2007-2010). My passion is to trains pastors and leaders in counseling field. I Love to learn more and would like to do some intensive in related filed. If you will consider me to have intensive with you I am willing to come to Netherland. However, I do need to trust the Lord for my full expenses to be there.


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