Registering for an Internship in
Internships done at sites away from Metropolitan State University are
coordinated by the Institute for
Community Engagement and Scholarship
(ICES). The ICES has a Student Guide that explains the guidelines
and requirements for individualized internships,
and they also publish the Internship Agreement Form that is used to
register for an individualized field internship. Finally, the
ICES staff also gather and share information about sites that are
looking for interns and will meet with students to help find them
internship sites. The ICES General
Information here and also has a page containing links to the
of the Student Guide and the Internship Agreement Form. Registration is done "in person"
using a paper form (No Online Registration). The Form
is completed jointly by the student and internship supervisor.
The form is delivered to the CCBL and that office works with the major
department to get University approval. The fully
approved form is then returned to the student and the student gets the
form to Gateway Student Services. At that time,
the Gateway Student Services Office will add the internship "course"
(Psyc 350I) to your schedule.
The course (and credits) do not appear on your schedule until the
completed paperwork arrives at Gateway Student Services!
The process takes time, allow TWO (2) Weeks for the paperwork (more
time to find an apporitape site that matches your interests).
Students doing internships in the field should also attend Psyc
010 to complete the Academic portion of the Internship.
Psyc 010 meets twice each term (see online course schedule), the first
meeting each term is for students near the START
of the internship and the second meeting of the term is for students at
the END of their internships.
Psychology has a few spaces available in Group Internships which appear
in the online schedule under Psyc 399. These are
RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS and the Faculty Supervisors set certain
prerequisites (e.g., completing of Psyc 312).
Students MUST get Faculty Permission PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
Faculty Members can supervise student research even if they do not have
a section of Psyc 399 listed in the schedule.
In such cases, the students would need the approval of their topic/plan
by the faculty supervisor. Students should seek
out a faculty member with expertise in their desired area of study,
though students should realize that not all faculty will
agree to supervise research projects. Typically, students are
expected to be involved in the conduct of a research project
from start to finish (design the research, collect data, analyze
results, and prepare a final report using APA style). It is
expected that students complete Psyc 312 Research Methods BEFORE
doing a research internship. Registration will be
handled by the faculty supervisor who will use either a Student-Designed
Independent Study for or the Internship Agreement Form.
ALL INTERNSHIPS REQUIRE ADVANCE PLANNING -- Students may start
internships at any time,
but it works out best if you can match up with the regular semester
system. Students may take up to 6 months to complete
an internship, with the supervisor's permission. Thus, even
part-time students should be able to complete an internship.