Internships are an important part of learning; they provide students the opportunity to practice skills and experience how theories learned in class are demonstrated in the real world. Each student majoring in psychology, sociology or community counseling will complete two internship experiences before graduating.
Internships are supervised under the Social and Behavioral Science course numbers SBS 4033 (Internship I) and SBS 4043 (Internship II). Both are blended courses which means students will have some in class meetings and graded assignments as well as time with a host agency or internship site. These courses are offered each semester allowing flexibility in student scheduling.
The following is a brief comparison between topics covered in class:
Internship I (SBS 4033)
Internship II (SBS 4043)
Both courses include 60 hours of onsite work with an agency or site approved by the instructor or internship committee. Hours prior to approval will not count toward internship. Final grades for internship courses include a combination of assignments and class participation as well as ratings and assessment from site supervisors. Please refer to the Student Internship Handbook (pdf) for more information and internship forms.
Community Partners and Host Agencies
The Department of Psychology and Sociology greatly appreciates our intern partners. Internships not only benefit students, but host agencies as well; including provision of additional resources to clients, impacting the future through guiding experiences, and generating new ideas related to their fields. Below is a list of our internship partners:
If you are considering hosting an intern at your agency please contact one of the program coordinators:
Internship Search Boards: