Internships - Department of Psychology | Briar Cliff University

Psychology Internships

Although an internship is not required, it is strongly recommended by the department. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience for people in different facets of psychology. Often times, students who complete an internship have a better understanding of their own future goals. Many times, these internships turn into a full-time position, and at the very least they result in a strong letter of recommendation from someone outside of the university. Thus, if done with the correct intentions, an internship can be a valuable asset to one’s portfolio when leaving Briar Cliff University.  

The following is a list of examples of internships completed by former psychology students at Briar Cliff:

  • Youth Counselor and Youth Athletic Services, YMCA/YWCA OF Siouxland
  • Senatorial Aide in Washington, D.C.
  • Children Special Education Department, Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines
  • Group Counselor, Siouxland Mental Health Center
  • Departments of Psychiatric Social Services, Cherokee (Iowa) Mental Health Institute
  • Personnel Office, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Sioux City)
  • Special Programs Assistant, Goodwill Industries
  • Intern Teaching Assistant, Glenwood State Hospital (Glenwood, Iowa)
  • Parenting INformation/Counseling Program, Wholistic Health Services
  • Mentoring Program, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Siouxland
  • Children's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Reid Children's Hospital, Chicago
  • Creighton University Sports Psychology Program (Omaha, Neb.)
  • McKenna Hospital Art Therapy Program (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Light a Child's Life Counseling Program at Marian Behavioral Health Center
  • International Counseling Education Program, Athens, Greence
  • Dakota Victims Assistance Program
  • Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Siouxland Humane Society

For more information, contact the Department of Psychology.

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