Juniors and Seniors who are interested in obtaining a job in the field upon graduation but do not have work experience should consider an internship. A list and description of agencies willing to take on interns from WSU is available.
List of internship sites [doc]
Psychology majors who are interested in Gerontology should consult the following listing:
Gerontology Internship Directory 2008 [doc]
Students who are currently working in a position related to Psychology may qualify for internship credit. The position must involve work duties that are responsible in nature. For example, filing forms for an agency would not qualify. Students should check with Prof. Bernard Guarini as to whether their jobs qualify for credit. Students would, of course, be required to complete the academic requirements associated with the internship.
Powered by College Central Network (CCN), the internship database sponsored by the Consortium of Worcester Colleges allows area employers to post internship opportunities targeting students at Consortium institutions. Students may search the internship postings, post resumes, review their search history, and receive e-mails about programs, services and internship-related topics. This service is free for students and employers. The site can be accessed on the Consortium Web site: www.cowc.org/college-student-resources/internship-database
Youth Villages’ counselor development program, known as YV 360 is currently accepting applications for our Woburn, MA (just outside of Boston) location. This program places top recent college graduates into full-time Family Intervention Specialist roles within our Intensive In-Home Counseling Program, Intercept. Our YV 360 counselors have an added training and development component each month for one year – focusing on personal, professional, clinical and leadership development. It is designed to give top recent graduates a great start in the field and the opportunity to progress at our organization.
Founded in Memphis, Tenn., in 1986, Youth Villages is a national leader in offering the most effective programs and services to help emotionally troubled children and their families. With a presence in 10 states and the District of Columbia, we provide a fully integrated continuum of services, including residential treatment, in-home services, foster care and adoption, mentoring and a transitional living program for young adults aging out of foster care.
For more information about Youth Villages, visit us at www.youthvillages.org.
The deadline to apply is April 30th. If you have any interested students or students you would like to recommend, I would love to get in touch with them about the program. Students can learn more and apply online at www.youthvillages.org/360.