LifeSTEP Internship Program

Applications can be downloaded and then submitted to Julie Feldman at any time (contact info at bottom of page), but will only be reviewed leading up the Spring and Fall semesters. Please watch for email updates from the Psychology email listserv regarding these application periods. Our notifications should be sent out in November (for Spring semesters) and April (for Fall semesters).


The psychology clinic has established a community service agency that provides undergraduate life skills training (and mentoring) to school-aged youth. The majority of these youth are from underrepresented groups living in poverty in Tucson and are struggling with a variety of psychological concerns (e.g., depression & anxiety).  

As a LifeSTEP (Life Skills Training and Enhancement Program) intern, you would be meeting with your assigned youth about once a week for about 4 hours each time. Activities might include going to the movies, getting an ice cream, going bowling or spending time at a park, etc. (you would be reimbursed for your expenses, including gas).

Course Credit 

You would receive 3 units of credit total: 2 units of internship credit (Psychology 493A) and one 1 additional unit of workshop credit (Psychology 497A). You would have the opportunity to receive training in this area. There is also the possibility of obtaining research-related experience for BS majors if that is helpful.

Eligibility to Intern 

Interns must be at least 18 years old. We are especially in need of male interns (due to the large number of older boys in desperate need of a positive role model), and we are also in need of female, nonbinary, and transgendered interns as well!

If you have questions about this program or would like more information, please contact:
Julie Feldman:

Updated: 08/09/23