UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Internships

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 human 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.

Requirements For Participating In The Internship Program Include:

  • Student must be a psychology major
  • Student must have completed 60 semester credit hours (at least 20 in psychology)
  • Student must have earned overall GPA of at least 2.5 and obtain the consent of the department supervisor
  • An Internship Placement Agreement form must be completed by the student, the internship supervisor, and the agency

UWRF students have completed internships at a wide variety of sites - some of which are listed below.

Ascension Place (Minneapolis)
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Career Services (UWRF)
Child Services (UWRF)
Dakota County Corrections
Emily Program (St. Paul)
Health Partners Human Resources
*Integrated Development Services (IDS) - Mark Bryant Local Coordinator (Madison)
Life Striders Therapeutic Riding (Waukesha, WI)
Minnesota Teen Challenge (Minneapolis)
Northwest Passage
Regions Hospital (St. Paul)
St. Croix Correctional Facility
St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice
Stillwater Prison
Student Health Services (UWRF)
Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services (Minneapolis)
Turningpoint Shelter
Valley Friendship Club
Walk On Therapeutic Riding (River Falls)
Washburn Child Guidance Center

*Paid internship - Please see Dr. Cyndi Kernahan for contact information.

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 email: cynthia.kernahan@uwrf.edumail.