ERIC Number: ED235751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Coordinating an Undergraduate Internship Program in a Large Psychology Department.
Halgin, Richard P.
A model for coordinating an internship program in a large psychology department is presented. The most successful components of the program involve a personalized advising system and a departmentally-defined contract between the student and faculty sponsor. An integral part of the program is an advising and consultation procedure. Each prospective intern selects a relevant "pre-course," which serves as the theoretical base from which to pursue the field experience. After an information meeting for all prospective interns, each student talks individually with the internship coordinator, and a brief proposal is formulated. After departmental approval, students work with the university's Office of Internships, which help students in preparing resumes and making agency connections. Through additional meetings with the internship coordinator, the internship prospectus and academic contract are developed. The prospectus describes the internship duties and the relationship of the internship to the psychology major, the pre-course, career plans, and personal interests. The student must keep a weekly journal, submit a summary report, and maintain contact with the faculty sponsor. A internship contract form and internship guidelines are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Anaheim, CA, August 1983).