The goal of an internship is to provide undergraduate Psychology majors with the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience working in a local community organization that fits with their career goals. Potential organizations include K-12 schools, local businesses, Community Service Agencies, courts, legal government agencies (law enforcement, probation, prosecutor and public defender), and health care agencies such as hospitals and clinics.
To get Academic Credit
In order to get academic credit for an internship, you must submit the Internship Proposal form and have it approved. The Arizona Board of Regents mandates that each student wanting to earn internship credit, must work 45 hours per unit earned. Therefore, a student wanting to earn 3 units of credit, would work for 135 hours (45 hours x 3 units) throughout the semester (meaning from the first official day of classes through the last official day of classes, before dead day). If you have any questions, you can contact Shelley Gill, the department internship coordinator at shelleyb [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu (subject: Internship%20Question) .