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Internships for Psychology Students

Why would I want an internship?

An internship allows you to find out what you enjoy (or dislike) about work in a specific field. You will form relationships with professionals in the field who can help connect you to other job opportunities. You will also gain skills that will strengthen your applications to other jobs or graduate programs after graduation.

What kinds of internships are out there?

Psychology majors go into a variety of career fields after graduation, so the options are only as wide as your imagination!

Human Services: Mental health facilities, Hospitals, Residential facilities, In-home therapy programs, Government agencies, Law enforcement, Court system…

Business: Marketing, Human resources, Communications, Sales, Public relations, Event planning, Training, Recruitment…

Research: Research assistant, Data analysis, Policy analysis, Science education, Science journalism…

Non-Profits: Community development, Community organizing, Outreach, After-school programs…

When could I take Psyc 426: Internships in Psychology?

This course is designed for upper-level psychology majors, who have completed at least 6 psychology courses and have at least a 2.5 GPA. So start thinking about what careers you are interested in now, and then start applying for internships when you are a junior or senior.

Who can I contact to learn more?

For more information or to schedule a meeting, email Dr. Katherine Lacasse at​

Page last updated: October 02, 2018