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.
I had no idea about the behavior analytic world when I started college. But ever since I was introduced to the science, I have found my passion ... I get to do something with my life that will benefit others.
Psychology Major ('16), M.S. in Behavior Analysis ('18)