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.
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)
Regions Hospital (St. Paul)
St. Croix Correctional Facility
St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice
Student Health Services (UWRF)
Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services (Minneapolis)
Valley Friendship Club
Walk On Therapeutic Riding (River Falls)
Washburn Child Guidance Center
*Paid internship - Please see Dr. Cyndi Kernahan for contact information
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 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.