Students report that participating in an internship program is
invaluable experience when searching for employment in the field after
graduation or applying to graduate school.
majors who have taken PSYC 351 Abnormal Psychology and PSYC 401
Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy can apply for an
internship. Interns receive PSYC 494 Human Services Internship credit
for working at an unpaid placement for 6 hours a week at various
community agencies including school psychology and guidance departments,
shelters for abused women, alcohol treatment programs, group homes for
delinquents, or halfway houses for parolees. Typically, we place 15
students per term in internships. Interns must also attend a weekly
course, PSYC 495 Human Services Internship Seminar, where they discuss
ethical issues and issues common to all placements.
apply for internship around the 8th week preceding the term in which
they wish to do an internship. Occasionally internships for students
with industrial-organizational interests are available.