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.
- 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 Office of Career and Professional Success can also be a resource. It uses an online service, Handshake, to post all internship opportunities that it receives.
- Learn how to access Handshake.