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.

Senior psychology 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.

Students 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.