How do I Find an Internship in Psychology at Metropolitan State?

Generally, students find internships in one of several ways:
    * They rely on personal contacts or past experiences.  
    * They consult with the Institute for Community Engagement and Scolarship (ICES)
    * They find a new job that is related to some aspect of Psychology and use it as an internship site
    * They rely on internship or volunteer lists compiled by newspapers, organizations, or groups
    * Many Counties (and some Cities) have volunteer coordinators who would have usable sites
    * They consult with faculty and staff (and peers) at Metropolitan State

      Individualized Internships are coordinated by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scolarship (ICES).
The ICES works with internship sites and coordinates the paperwork associated with registration for individualized
internships.  The ICES also maintains lists of internship possibilities, and will consult with students desiring internships
(they do this in group sessions once a month, or individually by appointment).  The ICES web site and the ICES
Academic Internship pages provide links to much information on internships.  Finally, most issues of the Catalyst list
internship opportunities.  The CCBL will consult with students who are seeking internship sites and they also maintain a
list of  internship "leads" at  http://www.metrostate.edu/msweb/community/ices/intern/links.html
The Career Services Office also has some leads, click the "Career Link" link at   http://www.metrostate.edu/career

    While ICES is an excellent resource, many students are aware of excellent internship sites but do not realize that
they can develop their own internship site.  For example, maybe you know a family member or acquaintance who has been
connected to a learning center, youth organization, retirement community, rehabilitation center, or other entity that
uses unpaid volunteers as a major part of their organization -- if the context is related to some aspect of Psychology
you might be able to use that site.  

    At the undergraduate level, internships in Psychology are very flexible.  They are different from more speciailzed
graduate-leve interships which may have many more requirements.  So, when you talk to organizations make sure
you are clear in saying you seek an UNDERgraduate internship.  Tou might even consider saying you'd like a
significant volunteer experience because the demands on the site are similar to what they must do when working with
volunteers.  Psychology is a very broad field with diverse applications -- so you have many options for an internship!