INTERNSHIPS – Get the Experience!

If you are considering a career or employment in the helping professions, the psychology faculty and the Career Development Center strongly encourage you to complete an internship within your area of interest.  These opportunities for hands-on experience enable you to “try out” your field while enabling you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom.  We have dozens of active partnerships with internship sites throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio, but are not limited to those already in place.  We can work with you to develop a suitable site in your home area or anywhere in the country.  Students have the option of doing their placements in the summer or during fall and spring semesters. Internships are generally completed in the summer following junior year, or during the senior year.

We are also fortunate to be able to take advantage of the breadth and depth of the many excellent local agencies and internship sites in the Erie community.  These sites allow students to work in a number of diverse settings such as jails, probation departments, substance abuse agencies, residential settings for children, adolescents, and adults, schools, public health agencies, crime victim centers, and human resource departments. Populations served by these sites include emotionally or behaviorally disturbed youth and adolescents, the developmentally disabled, adults with psychiatric disorders, or adolescents or adults involved with the criminal justice system.

Below is just a sampling of our psychology placements:

Abraxas Youth and Family Services

Achievement Center

Albion Correctional Facility – Mental Health Unit

Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems

Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie County

Crime Victim Center

Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute

Erie County Health Department

Erie County Adult Probation/Parole

Erie County Prison

Gannondale Residential Center

Mental Health Association

Millcreek Township School District

Perseus House

Safe Harbor Behavioral Health

Saint Vincent Health Center

Sarah Reed Children’s Center

Stairways Behavioral Health

The Family Institute

VA Medical Center

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic




Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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