The Department of Psychological Sciences has once again placed all 13 of its Clinical Psychology graduate students who applied for internships at APA-accredited sites this summer. According to Psychology Department Chair Maria Zaragoza, Ph.D., nationally, the match rate to all internship sites was 80%, and the match rate to American Psychological Association-Accredited internships sites was only 62%.
"In the clinical psychology field this is the equivalent of medical students being "matched" to a residency," Zaragoza said. "Needless to say, we are very proud!"
Hannah Potes, a senior pursuing dual degrees in photojournalism and Spanish, has become the first JMC student selected for a paid 10-week paid summer internship at the Orange County Register.
After completing internships at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky (2011) and Jackson City Patriot in Michigan (2012), Potes sought the West Coast internship “to break the Midwestern trend.” She was also attracted by internal changes now occurring at the Register and its new focus on community journalism, which she considers her specialty.
Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched an internship database designed to streamline communication between students and intern employers.
Michele Ewing, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the public relations internship coordinator, helped create the database after recognizing an opportunity to use the Web to help better connect students to potential intern employers.