Internships are one of the hallmarks of our Psychology and Child Development programs. They are a way to check out career options, build a resume, and prepare for graduate school. Students apply to volunteer for local social service and governmental agencies, schools, and business organizations. Alternatively, some students do one or both internships as a research internship with a psychology or child development professor.
We require two quarters of internship. Each quarter of internship, the student puts in 120 hours, maintains weekly contact with a faculty advisor, and provides written documentation of the experience. Internships are done in a student's junior or senior year after they have taken PSY 323: Helping Relationships. For Child Development students CD230 is an additional prerequisite. Students must attend a mandatory internship placement meeting the quarter prior to enrolling in internship. Quarterly meeting dates are announced at the start of each quarter.
To enroll in a research internship you must have completed Research Methods (PSY329 or CD329) and, possibly, Quantitative Research Methods (PSY333) depending on your research internship supervisor.
- PSYCD Internship Site List
- Internship Policy
- Internship Challenge
- Student Evaluation of Internship
- Evaluation of Intern
For more information, contact our internship coordinator, Dr. Julie Garcia.