Psychology Department Internships
Nikki Butler, Class of 2007, works with a Park
Tudor student during her school counselor internship.
Michaela Warnsley, Class of 2008, creates a
constructive educational environment during her internship as a
youth mentor at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
Regina Cantrell, Class of 2009, studies heart
rate variability biofeedback during her internship with Shinaver
Counseling and Consulting in Carmel, Ind.
Internships completed through the Psychology Department are
opportunities to integrate and develop both academic understanding
and practical knowledge. This integration is accomplished by
students working directly with populations in the community.
Academic content and work performance are equally considered in
determining the value of the experience and the grade assigned. The
academic portion of the internship varies per faculty supervisor
and by the number of credit hours, but generally includes a term
paper, a brief reflection on the internship experience, a
description of the student's typical work day, and products or
reports generated during the internship.
Some examples of places students have recently interned are:
- BehaviorCorp (multi-service behavioral health counseling
- Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Methodist Hospital Substance Abuse Services
- Julian Center (domestic violence shelter)
- Planned Parenthood of Indiana
- Park Tudor Middle School
- Riley Hospital for Children
- Joy's House (day program for older adults with neurocognitive
- Methodist Sports Medicine Center
Psychology majors and minors can count up to 6 credit hours of
internship (PS 391) toward filling a 300-level elective
requirement. Please contact Dr. Joel
Martin if you have any questions about internships.