Internships and Volunteer Opportunities in Psychology

Psychology Internship Information:

IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE!  Provided current university circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and our advising staff working remotely until further notice, Psychology Majors who have secured a FOR-CREDIT internship for the Summer or Fall 2020 semester must submit their request/application here (instead of completing the paper application below): https://forms.gle/6nWMPXTnUNYY3B6A6

Paper applications will not be accepted until further notice.  All FOR-CREDIT internship requests must be submitted using the form link above to better centralize and streamline requests and ensure consistent service delivery.  Visit the form link above to learn what information will be required of you.

If you experience any issues accessing/completing this form or have any questions about your for-credit internship request/application, please email our Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. Clarissa Thompson at cthomp77@kent.edu.

It is highly recommended that psychology majors complete one or more psychology internships and/or volunteer experiences to make them more marketable for graduate school and a competitive workforce after graduating.  

Psychology majors may complete a volunteer experience at any time on a non-credit basis.

Psychology majors may also apply to complete an internship on a for-credit basis.  Students who are approved to complete a for-credit internship will be enrolled in the Department’s fully online “Internship in Psychology” course, PSYC 41492, and will be required to complete all required assignments in the course (e.g., reflections, supervisor evaluations, etc.) to successfully pass the class and earn course credit.  

If you are a Kent Campus psychology major interested in completing a for-credit psychology internship, begin by carefully reading these Step-by-Step Instructions for obtaining a for-credit internship in psychology.

Then, review our upcoming application submission deadlines below and complete this two-page Application for Internship in Psychology (FOR CREDIT - PSYC 41492)

Note: If you are a Regional Campus student, click here to contact your Academic Advising office at your Regional Campus to learn about possible internship opportunities they might have available.

  • THE SPRING 2020 DEADLINE FOR PSYC 41492 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS IS Friday, January 3, 2020

  • THE SUMMER 2020 DEADLINE FOR PSYC 41492 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020

  • THE FALL 2020 DEADLINE FOR PSYC 41492 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020

*For more general information about internships, including useful tips and advice, check out the Career Exploration and Development office's webpage entitled, "Internship Prep: How to Prepare for and Make the Most of an Internship."

Why should I do an internship?

In a survey of 301 employers, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (2008), respondents were asked which methods of assessing student learning are most helpful in evaluating a job applicant's potential to succeed at his or her company. Heading the list was a 'supervised/evaluated internship/community-based project where students apply college learning in a real-world setting.' 83% of the employers regarded this form of assessment as fairly or very effective. - Hettich & Landrum, Your Undergraduate Degree In Psychology, 2014

Click on a category below to view internship and volunteer opportunities that previous undergraduate students in psychology have successfully completed:

  • Children & Youth Services
  • Educational & Tutoring Services
  • On-Campus Volunteering
  • Community Development and Outreach Services
  • Health Services and Advocacy
  • Business-Related Opportunities
  • Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Elderly Care Services
  • Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Victim Outreach