The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Psychology Department actively seeks ways to improve the educational experience of its majors. In this vein, the psychology department has begun to build ties with businesses and numerous health and service organizations. The result of this endeavor has been the development of an internship program in psychology. Students participating in the program register for 1-3 credits of Psychology 379 (Internship) and work 50-150 hours over the course of a semester. Most of these experiences are unpaid and provide an opportunity to gain "real-life" experience under the supervision of a qualified professional.
In addition, the department offers students the opportunity to meet professionals working in the field by sponsoring talks by individuals in the workforce. The photograph above shows Jana Fallon of ePredix (a Twin Cities-based online selection and assessment consulting firm) talking with Dr. Travis Tubré (UWRF Industrial/Organizational psychologist - and member of Jana's dissertation committee) after her presentation on "Personnel Selection in Cyberspace."
UWRF students have completed internships at a wide variety of sites. The list below is a sample of some of them.
Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Career Services (UWRF)
Child Life of Children's Hospitals and Clinics
Children's Home Society & Family Services
Community Action Council
Dakota County Corrections
Emily Program (St. Paul)
Fairview-University Medical Center (Woodbury Recovery Ctr.)
Family and Children's Service
Growth Through Exposure
Hamilton House (Lake Elmo, MN)
Harbor Shelter (Stillwater, MN)
Human Services, Inc.
Integrated Development Services
Lutheran Social Service
Majestic Hills Ranch
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Minnesota Teen Challenge (Mpls.)
Neighborhood Involvement Program
REM (Robert E. Miller)
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Ramsey Nursing Home
Rise, Incorporated (Mpls.)
St. Croix Correction Facility – Challenge Incarceration Facility
St. Croix Industries
Student Health Services (UWRF)
Union Gospel Mission
Upward Bound (UWRF)
Valley Friendship Club
Washburn Child Guidance Center
Remember that the above list is only a sample of the different sorts of internships in which UWRF students have participated. Many internship possibilities exist for Psychology students each semester. In fact, there are currently far more internship placements available than there are students registering for them.
To apply for an internship or for more information, contact Dr. Cyndi Kernahan, (715) 425-3306 or e-mail: email@example.com.