Department Chair

  • Dean Amadio
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Roger Bacon 403
    (518) 782-6768
    damadio@siena.edu

Internships Procedures for Students

  1. Students interested in a psychology internship are welcome to apply, provided that they meet the following criteria: overall GPA of 3.00 or higher and a psychology GPA of 3.00 or higher; minimum of 15 credits in psychology; completion of relevant coursework (see the Application Requirements ).

  1. Students who wish to apply for the psychology internship must submit an application to the Internship Coordinator by the application deadline for placement into an internship site for the following semester.  The deadline and contact information for the internship coordinator each year are listed on the Announcement page of this website.  Application forms are available on-line by clicking the link to Application Form (.pdf).  The application form also may be obtained from the Internship Coordinator.

  1. Applicants should determine which internship site they would like to obtain by reviewing the List of Internship Sites Webpage. The name of the site desired by the applicant should be indicated on the internship application form.

  1. The Psychology Department faculty will meet within a few weeks following the application deadline to screen applications for the relevant criteria.

  1. Applicants can learn of the faculty’s decision regarding their application by contacting the Internship Coordinator after that department meeting. Students must obtain an authorization slip, available from the Internship Coordinator, in order to register for PSYC480.

  1. INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF ACCEPTED APPLICANTS MAY LEAD TO THE CANCELLATION OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR A SPECIFIC SEMESTER AS DETERMINED BY COLLEGE POLICY.

  1. Successful applicants should consult the List of Internships Sites to obtain the name of the contact person, address, and phone number of the site to which they wish to apply. Applicants should also speak with the Internship coordinator about procedures before contacting their chosen site.

  1. Students accepted for an internship are responsible for contacting the site, setting up an interview, and obtaining a commitment from the site. A starting and ending date, as well as a weekly work schedule should be established prior to the end of the semester preceding the internship. After a commitment has been obtained from the site, the Internship Coordinator should be notified.

  1. Psychology interns are required to work 8 hours/week for 14 weeks in the field. In addition, interns meet weekly with the Internship Coordinator to discuss activities at the placement and to receive clinical supervision, as needed.

  1. Each psychology intern is required to maintain a log of his/her experiences in the field. Logs will be turned in to the Internship Coordinator periodically. Interns are also required to submit a term paper in which they summarize their experiences in the field and integrate their experiences with psychological theory and/or research findings.

  1. It is the intern’s responsibility to comply with any rules and regulations of the agency at which they are placed.

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