Internship (in psychology; 3369, 3469) is a 3 or 4 credit hour course with prerequisites of junior standing (60 or more completed hours), consent of the instructor, and preference given to those with a 3.0 gpa in psychology and overall.
A maximum of 6 hours may be earned and applied for credit toward fulfilling major requirements. A maximum of 3 hours may be earned and applied for credit toward fulfilling minor requirements.
This course provides practical experience in a professional urban setting. Students work in a business, government agency, state mental health institution, or similar location giving opportunities to apply their academic background to develop applied skills.
- To provide the student with an opportunity to experience the importance and relevance of ideas learned in course work.
- To broaden the experience of the student by exposure to professional settings.
- To provide the student with the experience of preparing a resume, applying for a job, and going through the interviewing and selection process for a job.
- To give the student the experience of working within a group/team.
- To enable the cooperating organization to receive the benefits of the special talents and background of the student.
- To improve the psychology program by allowing the cooperating organization to examine the department’s product and provide input to the Department’s program.
- To increase interaction between the university and the cooperating organization in the field of psychology.
If you are an interested student, first explore the links on the left of this page. For more information regarding psychology internships please contact your prospective faculty mentor.