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).

PSYC 450 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.
  • It is strongly recommended that the site have an individual with an advanced degree (master's, doctoral) in psychology, or the field most relevant to the internship position, 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

Internship Contract Submission Deadline

  • Fall 2022 - Friday, September 23
  • Spring 2023 - Thursday, January 12
  • Summer 2023 - Tuesday, May 9 (Session A) and Friday, June 9 (Session B)

Internship Registration Deadline

  • Fall 2022 - Friday, September 30
  • Spring 2023 - Monday, January 16
  • Summer 2023 - Friday, May 12 (Session A) and Monday, June 12 (Session B)


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Degrees and Programs:
B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Psychology
Undergraduate Psychology Department
Last Updated:
September 28, 2022
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