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Internships and Experiential Credit

Internships, and other opportunities to engage in meaningful research and service off campus, can be valuable educational experiences. They are a great way to explore career fields, help develop new skills, provide an opportunity apply classroom learning to the workplace, and serve as resume/cv builders. We encourage students to seek them out!

Any student interested in earning course credit for research (PSY 291-294; 491-494), internship experience (PSY 270, 470), or independent study (PSY 290, 490) in psychology must obtain a Syracuse University faculty member sponsor to oversee these activities in conjunction with non-SU employees. A teaching or graduate assistant cannot serve as a sponsor.

It is the student’s responsibility to identify a faculty member who is willing to serve in this capacity. Faculty sponsors are responsible for: assisting the student in determining learning objectives, goals, activities and tasks of the internship; providing guidance during the internship experience; using assignments and evaluations to arrive at a final grade for the student’s experience.

Registration must take place in the same academic term as the experience. Registration for course credit cannot be done retroactively for activities performed without faculty oversight. There is a minimum of 45 total hours of work required per credit. Internships which extend over two terms (but not two summer sessions) must be registered as two separate internships.

All psychology related internship experiences that are not related to the PSY 425 Clinical Internships in Psychology must be completed through the office of Career Services. For more information regarding the internship application process, please contact the office of Career Services.

Please contact Academic Support Coordinator, Jessica Shea , with any questions.


PSY 425 Clinical Internships in Psychology


The Department of Psychology will be offering the Clinical Internships in Psychology course (PSY 425) in Spring 2019. Participation in PSY 425 is contingent upon the availability of internship sites. Therefore, space is limited and enrollment is by instructor consent only.

Course Description:
This course is designed to foster student learning through structured internship experiences in community-based mental health, social service, and health care settings. Through an internship placement, students will receive hands-on experience that will help them to see how their coursework relates to clinical work in applied settings. Students will then convene for a seminar-style class that provides an opportunity to learn from the collective experiences of each intern, as well as through didactic lectures and exercises that will serve to introduce students to the field of Clinical Psychology. Read More


Application Process:
The application for PSY 425 for Spring 2019 is closed.

Please contact Academic Support Coordinator, Jessica Shea , with any questions.