Psychology Internships (PSYC 480)
**Application deadline for the Spring 2014 semester is October 21, 2013**
TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP (PSYC 480) for the Spring 2014 semester
- After viewing the material contained in these web pages, download the application by clicking the appropriate link
- Complete all items and return the application form to Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Internship Coordinator (Roger Bacon Hall 236), by noon on Monday, October 21, 2013.
- If you have any questions about internships at clinical/counseling/school sites, please contact Dr. Hannah: 786-5067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you given any thought about the various areas in which psychologists and other mental health professionals work? Doing an internship is a great way to get first-hand experience in the kinds of settings where psychological services are provided. Also, it's a great resume-builder, whether you are planning to enter the workforce after graduation or to apply to graduate school, whether in a clinical, counseling, school psychology, or some other area of applied psychology, or entering into a graduate program that emphasizes research or work environment that would benefit from research experience. Whether you are trying to figure out what you want to do or you want to make yourself as desirable as possible to potential grad programs or employers, doing an internship in psychology while in college is a good choice.
The basic requirements for applicants are 15 credits in psychology and an overall GPA of 3.0 (for at least the past four semesters) and a Psych GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, there are specific course requirements which vary slightly depending on the type of internship site you choose. Check out the Application Requirements on this internship Website for complete information.
Applicants who have been accepted spend 8 hours per week for 14 weeks during the semester at their internship sites. Each intern will have a supervisor at their internship, and the interns also meet once weekly for group supervision at Siena with the faculty person in the Psychology Department who is coordinating internships that semester. The Internship in Psychology is listed in the course catalog as PSYC480, and students receive 3 credit hours for their internship experience.
- THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP is a semester-long placement in an applied psychology or research setting in the community
- THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP provides students with a glimpse of the "real-life" work that psychologists perform.
- THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP offers placements in a variety of settings that represent applied psychology’s subfields: adult clinical, child clinical, school, industrial-organizational, and research settings.
- THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP is available to students who meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of 15 credits in psychology
- Overall GPA of 3.00 or higher (for at least the past 4 semesters)
- Psychology GPA of 3.00 or higher
- Completion of relevant coursework (see Application Requirements)
The Psychology Internship (PSYC 480) is only offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.