Get out of the classroom... and gain perspective

In the LaGrange College Psychological Science Program, all students will complete at least one internship related to their career path. These internships support students in very different ways.

  • They help students narrow down career paths. Sometimes they help students realize what career paths they don't want. 
  • They help develop professional contacts and might lead to job prospects. We often have students whose internships move over into paid positions.
  • They provide graduate schools with evidence of your dedication to the field. Some graduate programs are looking for several internships in a variety of environments.

When students apply classroom lessons to real-life situations, they are able to see connections and deeper meaning that can't be gained from a textbook. It is a mixture of experiential learning and active learning. 

The Assocaition of American Colleges and Universities lists internships as one of the high impact educational practices. Specifically they found that internships have a positive impact on the success of students.

Career paths and the internships that support them...

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How do I register for an internship?

In order to register for an internship (PSYC 4000), follow the steps below. 

  1. Set up a meeting with your advisor and Dr. Stephanie Thomas, the Psychological Science internship coordinator. 
  2. After meeting with Dr. Thomas, you will need to meet with Jacob Wise, the LaGrange College internship coordinator.
  3. Once you are enrolled in the course, you will need to check the course's Connect page for upcoming assignments.
  4. After completing your required internship hours, you will complete an internship portfolio as your final evaluation.

More detail on these steps, plus contact information and FAQ, can be found in the document below.

Psychological Science Internship Guide (PSYC 4000)