Internships & Field Experience

Overview

Internships provide valuable real-world experience within a given field work; allowing you to explore potential career paths, as well as to develop marketable skills and professional networks. Within the Department of Psychology we encourage you to pursue internships via the PSY 4810: Internships & Field Experience course. This enables you to combine your placement experience with relevant coursework in a way that enhances your overall learning and development.

Your internship may be may be paid or unpaid. If you are considering an unpaid internship you may qualify for the Undergraduate Psychology Service and Internship Award. This unique award offered by the Department of Psychology is specifically designed to financially compensate those who could not otherwise pursue an unpaid internship.

Internships may be found on your own, through the department, or through other resources at the university. Please see the links below or contact our internship coordinator for more detailed information.

Learning Outcomes

Although specific objectives for each student enrolled in PSY 4810: Internships & Field Experience are negotiated as part of a course contract in the beginning of each semester, the overall learning outcomes for the course include 3 primary goals:

  • Goal 1: Learn about ways in which psychology can be put to use.
  • Goal 2: Relate internship experiences to information learned in psychology courses and to career goals.
  • Goal 3: Develop useful psychological skills.

Featured Internship Experiences

Students of our program have completed a wide variety of successful internships. Below are several student essays and videos summarizing their exceptional experience

Name

Position

Organization

Semester

Essay/Video

Carley Johnson

Group Therapy Assistant

Children’s Center

Spring 2016

Video

John Wright

Student Mentor

Easter Seals

Spring 2016

Essay

Melissa Moss

Marketing & Group Therapy Assistant

Resilient Solutions

Spring 2016

Video

Ricardo Suarez

Individual & Group Therapy Assistant

Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions

Spring 2016

Essay

Stacey Bryan

Teen Respite Provider

Valley Behavioral Health

Spring 2016

Video

Trenton Kraczek

Group Therapy Assistant

Children’s Center

Spring 2016

Essay

Tyson Florence

Employment Research & Development Intern

International Rescue Committee

Spring 2016

Essay

 

See also:

NEW: CSBS Internship Coordinator

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Dominique Blanc

Internship Coordinator
(801) 587-7359
dominique.blanc@csbs.utah.edu

BOOK INTERNSHIP APPOINTMENT

 

While the Internship Coordinator may have Honors and CSBS specific internship opportunities available for application, the Internship Coordinator cannot place students in specific positions. Instead, the student and Internship Coordinator work together to ensure students are submitting quality applications to relevant and exciting internship opportunities. 

Fill out a student interest form and book an appointment.

Last Updated: 8/10/17