Internships are a great way to gain work experience in your field of interest before you graduate.
Many internships are non-credited, non-academic experiences, intended to allow you to apply the knowledge you have gained during your academic experience. Some internships allow you to earn academic credit. For these, you must work closely with a professor who directs an academic component of the internship that has been agreed upon and planned in advance of the experience.
The Psychology Department offers two courses through which students can pursue credited internship opportunities: PSYC 793, Internship; and PSYC 794, Advanced Internship. Please check the course descriptions for complete information about these courses and to see prerequisites that may apply. The Internship Manual includes all details about the internship program and what needs to be included in a learning agreement. For Fall 2016, the registration form, the learning agreement and consent form are due in McConnell 468A on April 21st by 3pm.
- Click here to view a list of internship (793) sites and contact information. More detailed information is available in the internship site books in the Psychology Department Office (McConnell 468).
- Discuss your internship or practicum interests with your faculty advisor or a faculty member in your area of interest.
- The Undergraduate Advising and Career Center can also be a resource. It uses an online service, Wildcat Careers, to post all internship opportunities that it receives.
Learn how to access Wildcat Careers.
Starting in the Fall of 2016, we will offer a non-clinical internship course (PSYC 793.03). The nonclinical internship course is a 700 level class and provides students studying in areas such as Experimental, Human Factors & Engineering Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Sports & Performance Psychology an opportunity to gain experiential educational credits. This course fulfills the capstone requirement. The course can be taken for four to eight credits depending on the number of hours a student works at an internship site and also includes a weekly three-hour seminar. The seminar focuses on tying the internship experience into the academic curriculum as well as clarify and promoting career development. This course is currently only being taught in the Fall semester. For more information, click here.
Internship learning agreements and signed consent form are due to the Psychology office by 3: 00 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016