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Psychology Internships

Participate in a Department of Psychology internship

If you want to test your psychology skills in real-life situations while exploring viable career options, we encourage you to sign up for a psychology internship. Whether you’re interested in wellness, resilience, motivation, social support, emotions or organizational culture, the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus has an internship opportunity for you. You’ll be able to test drive your future career and determine what fields are a perfect fit for your unique goals and interests. Internship sites.

How you’ll benefit from an internship:
apply classroom theories  |  develop professionally  |  earn college credit  |  enrich resume  |  gain valuable experience  |  interact with professionals

Psychology internship eligibility and requirements:

  • be pursuing a BA or BS in the Department of Psychology (Tempe campus)
  • have completed at least 45 credit hours at time of application
  • have junior standing (at least 56 credit hours) at time of internship
  • have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

PSY 484 internship credit requirements:

  • all internships must be approved by the internship coordinator
  • an internship must provide opportunities that are related to the application of psychological principles
  • an internship must be supervised by a full-time employee at the site who is qualified to mentor interns
  • the internship dates must coincide with the semester calendar
  • internships cannot be paid
  • internships may partially fulfill the "Additional Psychology Course Requirements"
  • an internship course is pass/fail and requires at least 135 hours of student work

The internship process:

Identify a site that interests you and register for the PSY 484 internship experience.

Step 1. Discover

  • review course information regarding eligibility and requirements for PSY 484 credit
  • identify your goals: review the Career Services STEPS Career Guide and complete up to page 61

Step 2. Prepare

  • prepare or polish your resume and tailor for each application
  • prepare a cover letter and tailor for each application
  • meet with an ASU Career Advisor or submit your resume and cover letter through the Resume Dropbox
  • research three to five potential sites

Step 3. Contact
Contact the internship site to discuss the position and compile all the necessary documentation, including:

Step 4. Finalize
Meet with your PSY 484 instructor for internship authorization and course approval prior to registering for PSY 484. You MUST have the required documents signed and completed from Step 3 (above) before course registration can be approved.  NOTE:  Late adds are not available for the internship experience.

 

Possible internship sites for Department of Psychology majors:

American Cancer Society
A New Leaf
Arizona Association of Crime Analysts:

Chandler Police Department
Phoenix Police Department 
Scottsdale Police Department
Tempe Police Department

Arizona Attorney General's Office of Victim Services
Arizona Burn Foundation (website) - position description  (separate link)
ARCH:  Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Arizonans For Children
Childhelp (position description) and Interest Form
The Crossroads, Inc (website) - position description  (separate link)
EXOS  (formerly Athlete Performance) - HR Intern Job Description
Family Advocacy Center - City of Phoenix
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Gateway Academy
Glendale Fire Department Crisis Response (CR) Program: 
          You must first submit an Internship Information Check List
Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine: Just US - Social Justice Programs
Strong Foundations Center for Early Learning & Resiliency at Homeward Bound
Kyrene School District Family Resource Center - Contact Information
Maricopa County Superior Court:  
          Adoptions Internship  |  CASA Intern Program  |  Community Service Unit
Phoenix Day Child and Family Learning Center
Scottsdale Unified School District
S.E.E.K. Arizona
SARRC: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center  |
            First Place Transition Academy
            SARRC JumpStart Program - description and agreement form
Tempe Care 7
Young Mind Center

 

Need Help? Have Questions?

For additional information, make an appointment/contact Psychology's Internship Coordinator:
Tara Roy, M.S., tara.e.roy@asu.edu
480-965-7258