Undergraduate Psychology students are required to participate in at least one 3-credit practicum or experiential course in psychology. Many of our students choose to meet this requirement through the PSY 305 (Field Experience in Psychology), while others decide to participate in the URInternship Program for 6-15 credits. Our goal 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 further information.Sites where our students have served as interns include:
Through these experiences, students 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.
"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."