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Interested in receiving real world experience in the field of psychology? Apply for PSH 498: Psychology Internship!

Students greatly benefit from internship experiences. For example, Gallup* recently reported that College graduates (2002-2016) with relevant internships were more than twice as likely to acquire a good job immediately after graduation, and an internship reduced the time it took to find a good job in half.

Our Psychology Internship course offers students practical experience in the field of psychology and includes a wide variety of placements where students can work with different populations, including, children, adolescents, and adults. Students can use this opportunity to gain worthwhile real-world experience and to explore different career options within the field of psychology. The internship experience facilitates informed career decisions, and provides relevant experiences for employment after graduation as well as graduate school.

*Statistics gathered from Gallop-Purdue Index

About our Internship:

Psychology Internship is a 3-credit course that can be either paid or unpaid, depending on the internship. Students are required to complete at least 135 hours over the course of the semester.

Eligibility Requirements*:

  • Junior Status
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative and Psychology major)
  • Completion of PSH 110, PSH 202, and In-progress or Completion of PSH 301
  • Completion of three upper-division courses in Psychology at Brockport
  • Reliable transportation to the Internship site

*Delta students may be able to apply earlier due to the shortened degree program but are subject to alternative requirements. Contact the Internship Coordinator for more details.

Application and Deadline:

Applications are due the semester before you intend to participate in the internship. The application is filled out online.

  • Spring Internship: Due September 15
  • Summer or Fall Internships: February 15

Note: A completed application does not guarantee approval of the course or successful placement.

Student Testimonials:

"Throughout this internship I learned just as much about how to conduct myself as a professional and act in a career as I did about the internship site itself. It was one of the smartest and most beneficial choices I have made in my academic and, hopefully, professional life.” -Courtney Jensen, '19, Children's Institute

“The highlight of my experience has been being able to use the skills and knowledge that I’ve learned in college and apply them to a real world, practical, setting. I have definitely gained a lot of confidence in my abilities and gotten a taste of what a career in this field would be like. It has opened my eyes to a population of people that will benefit from the skills that I have to offer.” -Alyx Hullfish ’18, Epilepsy-PRALID Inc.

“Prior to my internship, my career outlook was completely different. If I had not taken part in my internship, I would be spending money on a graduate program that wasn’t right for me. The hands-on experience in the “real world” is so important and necessary for students long-term career decisions. In addition, I obtained real experience in the field I would like to go into, which helped me to build my resume and get accepted into my graduate program of choice.” - Hanna Thomson ’19, East House

Contact Information:

For more information on how to apply, refer to our Internship Application Information document. For any other questions you may have, please contact the Psychology Internship Coordinator, Laurel McNall at or (585) 395-2904

For more information on international internships, please visit The Office of International Education, Dailey Hall, 2nd Floor or visit their website.

Note: State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY Brockport admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. After acceptance, if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs, the College shall inquire if the student has previously been convicted of a felony . The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the dean's office of their intended academic program.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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