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Psychology Internships

An internship is a significant opportunity offered in the undergraduate psychology program at Salem State. The internship experience and the supervision provided by both a faculty member and an internship site supervisor allows students to gain knowledge about a specific area of interest in psychology, narrow career choices, clarify career goals, and learn more about where they might (or might not) want to work. After completing an internship many of our students have the added benefit of being recruited for paid, non-internship positions in their internship settings.

Internships

Internship Preparation (PSY 519)

This course will guide students through the process of identifying internship sites of interest, preparing internship applications and acceptance documents, securing an appropriate internship placement and fostering the development of the knowledge, skills and abilities pertinent to successful internship placement.

Internship in Psychology (PSY 520)

This internship gives the student an opportunity to apply psychology in community, institutional, and business settings. Through this field experience the student explores career options, gains practical experience and skills, and makes contacts with potential employers. The specific type of internship setting will be determined by the student’s interests and by the availability of placements. Open to Psychology majors with at least a 3.0 GPA in Psychology who have completed 24 credits in Psychology. This course may be repeated for additional credits.

Applied Behavior Analysis Internship (PSY 521)

This internship provides an opportunity to apply behavior analysis in community, institutional or business field settings. The student explores career options, gains practical experience and skills, and produces written products that synthesize experiences with readings in the area. The specific setting is determined by the student’s interests and by the availability of placements.

 

  1. Identify and investigate sites of interest.
  2. Print forms I - V.
  3. Submit Form I to faculty sponsor.
  4. Site supervisor complete Form II and Form III.
  5. Meet with faculty sponsor and complete Form IV and Form V.
  6. Submit Form V to psychology department chairperson for signature.
  7. Submit signed Form V to registrar to officially register for PSY 520/521.
Site Faculty Clients
All Care Hospice, (Lynn) Janet Todaro In-home health care services
Boxford Public Schools-Harry Lee Cole School Janet Todaro Elementary School Children
Case Collaborative -Alcott Elementary (91 Laurel Street) Darlene Crone-Todd Developmental Disabilities
Concord Public Schools-Thoreau Elementary School Janet Todaro Elemenarty Children/Social Worker
Council on Aging - Adult Day Care Janet Todaro Elderly
Danvers Adolescent Program - Lahey Health Janet Todaro Mental Health Services
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Janet Todaro Pediatric Cancer Patients
Danvers Senior Center Martin Krugman Elderly and Staff 
Department Children and Family Anne Noonan Child Protection Services, Children and Families
Dolbeare Elementary School Janet Todaro Elementary School Children
Dr. Albert Argenziano School Joanna Gonsalves Counselor Office at Elementary School
Edinburg Center Janet Todaro Adults with Psychiatric Illness
Eliot Community Human Services Andrea Zeren Adults with Psychiatric Illness
Elizabeth Stone House Andrea Zeren Domestic Violence
Fidelity House Janet Todaro Mentally Disabled Children
First Steps Child HawC Janet Todaro Pre-School Special Needs-Reg (?) Students
Futures Behavior Therapy Center Darlene Crone-Todd Autistic/Intellectual Delays in Children
Girls, Inc. of Lynn Janet Todaro At Risk Youth
Greenwood Elementary School Janet Todaro Elementary Children/School Psychologist/Social Worker
Lifebridge Kristen D'Anci Homeless
Lynn English High School Janet Todaro  Guidance
Lynn Public Schools - Marshall Middle School Janet Todaro Middle School Students
Madison Park High School Anne Noonan High Risk Students
Marblehead Public Schools Anne Noonan Teens
Marblehead Public Schools - Village School Janet Todaro Middle School Students
Mass Rehabilitation Commission Janet Todaro Disability Clients, 21-Elderly
Medical Psychology Center Janet Todaro Outpatient Adults
Melmark New England Darlene Crone-Todd Autistic Children
New American Center Janet Todaro Refugees/Adults & Families (Resource Coordinator)
Northeast Behavioral Health Anne Noonan Residential Program, Aids/HIV & Disabilities
Northeast ARC Janet Todaro Children and Adults with Disabilities
North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering Janet Todaro Treatment for patients with hording disorder
North Shore Community College Janet Todaro Site supervisor: Debbie Campbell
Winthrop Public Schools Darlene Crone-Todd Elementary School Level
Winter Hill Community School Janet Todaro Elementary Students
Woodville School Janet Todaro  
Site Clients
Alternative House Domestic Violence
Amesbury Academy Charter Public School At Risk Youth
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Rape & Sexual Crimes
Family Continuity (Peabody, MA) Multiple Programs and Populations
Family Continuity (Lawrence, MA) Multiple Programs and Populations
Family Continuity CASSP Multiple Programs and Populations
Glen Ridge Nursing Care The Elderly
Greater Lynn Senior Services The Elderly
Haverhill Public Schools At Risk Youth
Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) Domestic Violence
HAWC (Lynn) Abused Women & Children
HCPro, Inc. (Industrial Psychology Internship) Industrial Organization
HES - Pioneer House (Peabody, MA) Adults with Psychiatric Illness
HES - Serenity Supportive Housing Adults with Psychiatric Illness
HES - Serenity Supportive Housing HIV Patients
Lynn Public Schools (Lynn) Students
Madison Park High School, Guidance (Roxbury) High School Students
New England Center for Children, The Autistic Children
North American Family Institute Mentally Disabled Children
North American Family Institute Multiple Programs and Populations
North Shore Rape Crisis Center Help for Sexual Assault Victims
NSMC Hunt Center - Pediatric/Adolescent Psychiatric Unit Children & adolescents In-patient
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School-School Adjustment Industrial Organization
Project Cope, Inc. Multiple Programs and Populations
Wood End Elementary School, Reading School System Elementary Students

How do I find an appropriate internship setting?

You are responsible for finding an internship placement. The psychology faculty will assist you. You may choose to enroll in the internship preparation course (PSY519) to help with the process. See our list of potential internship placement sites.

How do I find a faculty sponsor?

All full-time psychology faculty members can serve as a faculty sponsor. Speak with your academic advisor for help in identifying a faculty sponsor.

When do I need to begin the process?

You should begin the process of applying for an internship the semester prior to beginning the internship.

What time commitments are expected of me during my internship?

Undergraduate interns are expected to complete 120 hours in the internship, meet 30 minutes each week with their site supervisor and meet regularly with their faculty sponsor.

How do I register for Internship in Psychology (PSY520)?
After all forms are completed and approved by your faculty sponsor, forms are submitted to the department chair for approval. Form V is then submitted to the registrar by the student.

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