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Internships

Psychology internships give you the opportunity to gain field experiences in mental health clinics, social service agencies, educational institutions, and the business world. Internships are considered advanced experiences in the Psychology major, and must build on a coursework foundation.

Through internship experiences, you have the opportunity to:

  • Deepen your learning by complementing your theoretical knowledge with experiential education.
  • Reach beyond the university to provide service to persons in a variety of conditions and settings.
  • Gain insights into psychology both as a profession and as a calling.
  • Understand the relationship of your own goals, desires, and skills to career paths in psychology and related fields.

Contact

Marcia​ Webb

Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of Internships; Faculty Scholar, Living Well Initiative
PhD, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

Email: marcia@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2683
Office: Marston 106

More information about possible internships and the formal application process:

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