The Department of Psychology offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience and earn practicum credit in psychology. By participating in a practicum placement, you will have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and real-life experience by working in a specific area of psychology. Becoming involved in practicum gives you the chance to apply information that you have learned in the classroom to real world situations, and it is also a great way to explore personal and/or career interests. Students are encouraged to sign up and get hands-on experience!
All psychology majors are encouraged to participate in the psychology department’s internship program. The program has a list of preapproved internships that students can apply to. The list is diverse and growing, with internships in:
- Mental health
- Developmental psychology
- Industrial/organizational psychology
- Sports psychology
- Family-based social services
- Adult-based social services
- Advocacy and restorative justice
- Research-based opportunities
If none of the preapproved internships are a good fit, a student can also find an internship that’s not on the list and possibly even out of state. Our internship coordinator will review the internship and ensure that it provides valuable, practical experience with onsite supervision and training. Once a student has applied and been accepted as an intern, they will have regular reflection assignments to complete that encourage them to think deeply about their experience with their internship.