Internships in Psychology
Internships are an excellent way for students to gain real-word experiences with agencies, organizations, and businesses to apply psychological principles and knowledge.
Internships in psychology require a written contract between the student and instructor and approval by the chair of the Psychology Department (Prereq: PSYC 101, 2.5 GPA). Students will participate in an out-of-classroom internship experience related to the field of psychology. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1) Demonstrate the knowledge gained from the Internship experience in the field of psychology.
2) Apply psychological principles related to the Internship experience in the field of psychology.
Student attendance will be determined by the requirements of the internship specified in the written contract. Typically, students complete 33 hours for the internship per credit hour (100 hours=3 credits). The experiential nature of an internship requires that students adhere rigorously to attendance guidelines. The final grade for the internship will be determined by the requirements specified in the written contract. Weekly or biweekly updates and written assignments may be required.
If you are interested in completing an internship in psychology, please visit Career Services and/or a psychology faculty member to learn more about the various agencies and organizations with which we have established relationships. Each individual faculty member may agree or not agree to supervise the proposed internship. It takes time to identify, arrange and coordinate internships, so we recommend you start the process the semester before you wish to complete the internship.
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