Internships in Psychology
If you are a junior or senior psychology major, you have the opportunity to join 10-12 other psychology students participating in an internship program each semester. Part of Psychology 380, a four semester hour course, internship placements are made in area hospitals, clinics, schools and business organizations.
In the internship course, you will work eight hours per week under the direction of an on-site supervisor. You will also participate in regular seminar meetings with other students in psychology internships. A project related to your internship will be part of your final grade. All internships are unpaid.
To be placed in an internship through Psychology 380, you must meet the following requirements:
- junior or senior status
- completion of course sequences related to the internship specialization
- demonstrated good work in psychology courses
- department approval of your applications
Applying to the program
If you would like to participate in Psychology 380, see the psychology department bulletin board in October and March to see internship opportunities for the following semester. This information will also be e-mailed to you.
To apply for the program, see the psychology department office for an application. You will receive notification of enrollment in the course prior to advising and course registration.
Paid and unpaid internships
Paid and unpaid internship opportunities are available in the Grand Rapids area year-round. Learn more.
Summer internship program in Chicago
You may also apply for an eight-week summer internship experience in neuropsychology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Although students may earn more than 4 semester hours of internship credits, only 4 semester hours can be applied toward the major.
Speak with a professor in the psychology department if you are interested in this internship opportunity.
Learn more about other ways to apply your knowledge and gain more experience in the field of psychology.