Psychology Internship (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.
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