We recommend you begin looking for an internship at least two months prior to the quarter in which you want to enroll for internship credit. Below you’ll find more information about securing an internship, internship sites, and criteria for supervisors, supervision, and coursework:
Finding a psychology internship requires exploration and planning. Start the process early in order to arrange an internship experience that will complement your studies, be rewarding, and perhaps even launch your career. Here are some steps you can take:
- Explore the current list of suggested internship sites or search for a site that fits your interests and goals.
- Obtain a learning contract from the Director of Psychology Internships. Psychology internships have their own learning contracts, which are different from other internship contracts on campus. You will need to work with your on-site supervisor to complete your learning contract, so that you can participate in designing your internship experience. (Note: The final draft of this contract will be signed by you, Dr. Webb, and your on-site supervisor.)
- If you have contacted several internship sites but are having difficulty securing an internship, you may want to schedule an appointment with a career counselor in the Center for Career and Calling.
After you find an internship site:
- Meet with your internship supervisor to discuss your duties and create an appropriate job title. Complete the learning contract with your supervisor and have them sign it.
- Contact Dr. Webb to request an appointment, and bring a final draft of your learning contract to your appointment.
- Once Dr. Webb has approved and signed your completed contract, deliver your contract to Student Academic Services. They will help you register for PSY 4940 Internship in Psychology.