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Internships

A central goal in the Psychology undergraduate programs is to allow students to acquire "real-world" experience in the field of psychology during their college years. Please refer to URI's internship program for information about options provided through the Experiential Learning and Community Engagement Office.

Sites where our students have served as interns include:
  • Bradley Hospital
  • North Foster Day Care Center
  • Joyful Learning Child Academy
  • Bannister House
  • Children's Friend and Service
  • Brockton Early Childhood Program
  • Office of Public Defender
  • Elizabeth Buffam Chace Center
  • Child Anxiety Lab, URI
  • SK Senior Services
  • Ocean Tides, Narragansett
  • Butler Hospital
  • Brown Medical Center
  • Hazard School
  • Conventry Public Schools
  • Wickford Nursey School
  • Ocean State Community Resource CEnter
  • Hasbro CHildren's Hospital
  • The Washington Center, DC
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center of Rhode Island
  • McLean Hospital, MA
  • URI Confucious Institute
  • Perspectives Corporation
  • Valley Ford Military College
  • Day by Day
  • Learning Workds for Kids
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Child and Family Services
  • Lighthouse for Youth
  • The May Institute

What are the benefits of participating in an internship?

Through these experiences, students can learn whether they actually enjoy working in their selected career path.Participation in these internships and experiential learning courses allows students to develop important contacts for future job searches. Students can also acquire impressive career credentials during their college years and earn effective letters of recommendation from internship supervisors in "real-world" settings.

What have students said about their internship placements?

"The responsibility I was given as an intern was comparable to any student working towards their master's degree. I worked directly with inmates in the prison and in the course as well as visited adn observed other clients in treatment facilities. I have developed incredible communication skills and professionalism and also gained cultural knowledge as well as better case management and computer skills. This was the best experience I have had thus far in college and I believe it was the greatest way to prepare me for my professional and personal life after college"

"My internship program gave me real experience in the field so I can now put something viable on my resume in the area."

"I am more interested than ever in the field of scoail work and I'm almost positive I want to work with adolescents."

"My internship has allowed me to narrow down which field I would like to pursue and the population I would like to work with."