Internship Basics

Doing an internship in psychology while you are still in college is a smart choice.

  • Learn more about a career area that you are interested in
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Build your resume
  • Make professional connections

You can do an internship for college credit, on a volunteer basis, and there are a small number of paid internships. For each of these options, the first step is to find an internship that matches up with your interests. Visit these place to start your search:

If an agency looks like a good fit for you but there are no current openings, consider emailing the contact person to inquire about upcoming positions. Visit this page for tips on how to compose an email to an internship contact person.

Okay, you found the perfect internship! Here’s what to do next….

  • Want to do an internship on a volunteer basis or for pay? Go ahead and contact an agency to set things up.
  • Want to earn college credit? Continue on to PSY 99 Info.

You can also consider doing an on campus research experience. If you wish to add your name into the research assistant application pool, which faculty and graduate students at Hofstra will check when looking for help each semester, fill out this form and email it to Dr. Ploran at with the subject line “RA application form”.

Good luck!!!


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