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Internships allows students to gain valuable insight into psychology related careers. Below are links to help students get involved in internships.

Psyc 198 - Internship Practicum

Clinical experience in community agencies. Selected readings. Open to upper-division students with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher who have received permission of a faculty sponsor.

Placement Options

Early Childhood Development
  • Kids on Campus, here at SCU, provides daycare for children of faculty, staff and alumni. Volunteers will gain experience caring for and educating children ages 0 -5. Recommended courses: Developmental I. Contact: Jacqueline Kemp at

Social Coaching for Elementary Students
  • This program involves a 2-hour training session and some readings that train students to act as "social coaches" for children in the elementary school years who may be having trouble relating to their peers. Volunteers work at St. Clare's, across the street from the university. Developmental 1 is required for this site. Abnormal is also helpful. Contact: Madeline Rader at

Children and Families
  • The Child Abuse Prevention Center provides assistance for children and families in which child abuse has taken place. Volunteers assist social workers in supervising visits, supporting children, and helping families access services. Recommended courses: Developmental I and II, Abnormal. Contact: Christina Zarrabi 408 975-5383

    The Bill Wilson Center has been supporting and strengthening the community by serving youth and families through counseling, housing, education and advocacy. BWC is committed to working to ensure that every youth has access to the variety of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. Each year, BWC serves over 10,000 clients through thirteen different programs. Contact: see website

Juvenilies and the Law
  • The Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) program is designed to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, peer leadership, and mentoring services. Volunteers provide mentoring, tutoring, life-skills courses, and leadership training for at-risk youth. FLY is located in downtown San Jose. Recommended courses: Developmental 1 and 2, Abnormal. Contact: Susy Rivera 504-7749.

Momentum for Mental Health
  • Serves a variety of populations and problems. For more info on the programs they offer, see their website at Momentum is just down the Alameda and serves adults and youth. Recommended courses vary, but Abnormal is usually important.