A student's education in psychology need not include only standard lecture, discussion, and laboratory courses. Fredonia offers undergraduate students an opportunity to do an internship in psychology. Experiences gained during an internship may assist students in making decisions regarding careers and increase the competitiveness of their applications for graduate study. We provide hands-on experiences in the areas of counseling, clinical psychology, school psychology, human resources, and community psychology. Those students who choose to do a counseling/clinical internship will have an opportunity to work with a trained counselor, observe various mental disorders, and develop their counseling skills. Other students elect to do an internship in school settings, gaining experience in school counseling, observation, and/or testing of children. Some of the settings where we have placed students include group homes for adolescents with behavior problems, domestic violence shelters, psychiatric hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, human resources departments, and correctional facilities.
The application deadline for Spring 2019 internships has passed. Deadlines to apply for Fall 2019 internships will be announced in spring semester. To download an application, click here.
The internship director for the Fall 2018 semester is Dr. Bruce Klonsky. Please obtain an application form from Dr. Klonsky or the psychology department office, complete the form, then paperclip the form along with a copy of your unofficial transcript and resume. Submit the application to Dr. Klonsky's psychology dpartment mailbox in room W355. If you have questions, you can email Dr. Klonsky at firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to indicate in the email subject that you are applying for Fall 2018 internship.
For a list of prerequisites needed for a psychology internship, click here.
For a list of steps in starting an internship, click here.