An internship can enable student a student to extend the learning of psychology into the community through hands-on, practical experiences.
Internships do not count toward the minimum requirement in the major, but do count as an elective toward graduation requirements. Internships are graded S/U. Students can complete their internship over the summer or during the academic year (Psy 473).
Once you have been offered and have accepted an internship, you need to login to Student Center and complete a For-Credit Learning Contract (academic credit Student Center Guide).
To receive credit, the following requirements must be met:
Planning is important when setting up an internship. Generally, research and application should begin the semester before an internship will take place. For summer internships, students should consider exploring potential internship opportunities during the Christmas and/or Spring Break.
Once secured, an internship should be formally approved by the coordinator at least two weeks before the end of the semester preceding the internship.
For more information about how to find, apply for and secure an internship, contact the Center for Career Development.
For department approval or details about planning for an internship as a psychology major, contact the Psychology Internship Coordinator, Kathy Berenson.