Psychology Department Internships
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.
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.
Some examples of places students have recently interned are:
- BehaviorCorp (multi-service behavioral health counseling service)
- 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 disabilities)
- Methodist Sports Medicine Center
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Occasionally, students compete for internship experiences across the country and globe.