Psychology Internships

The Psychology Department offers an opportunity for their majors to gain valuable off (or on) campus, job-related experience in an approved psychological setting, agency or workplace while earning university credit (PSYC450 Directed Fieldwork).

PSYC450 Directed Fieldwork (Internship) Program requirements:

  • Must be a junior or senior psychology major.
  • Internship must be approved by the Psychology department by completing all necessary paperwork prior to beginning work/counting hours. Credit will not be granted retroactively.
  • Site must have an individual with an advanced degree (Masters, Doctoral) in psychology or a related field who will be responsible for you.
  • Can be done for 1 to 3 units (up to 6 units maximum; up to 3 units max for any one internship site).
  • 45 hours per unit completed over a minimum six-week period (minimum four weeks during the summer).

Benefits of doing an internship:

  • Opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with real-world experience.
  • Gain valuable career-related experience.
  • Looks great when applying for grad school
  • Develops relationships with professionals in the field
  • Provides an avenue to obtain professional letters of recommendation
  • Strong networking potential

What do you need to do?

Important Deadlines for Paperwork

  • Final deadline to register an internship for Fall 2020: Friday, October 2, 2020
  • Final deadline to register an internship for Spring 2021: Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Final deadline to register an internship for Summer 2021: Friday, June 18, 2021


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Degrees and Programs:
B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Psychology
Undergraduate Psychology Department
Last Updated:
August 04, 2020
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