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Psychology Internships

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Internships are designed to provide students with practical experience in work settings where their knowledge of psychology is applied. Interns serve in community agencies, schools, hospitals, clinics, businesses and other similar organizations. Interns meet regularly throughout the semester with the faculty member directing the program in order to share their experiences. A description of current placement sites is available from the Internship Director, Dr. Jan Lynch.

Placement Sites for recent Psychology Interns include the following:

  • Headstart
  • Conflict Resolution Center
  • Bethany Hall
  • Roanoke City Social Services
  • Mill Mountain Zoo
  • Salem Montessori School
  • Children's Trust
  • Robertson Marketing
  • Easter Seals
  • Advance Auto
  • Blue Ridge Autism Center
  • Hopetree Family Services
  • Gus Mitchell School
  • Total Life Counseling
  • Turning Points Battered Women's Shelter
  • Roanoke College Development Office
  • Roanoke College Student Services
  • Roanoke College Community Programs and Special Events
  • Planned Parenthood
  • West End Center for Youth
  • Western Virginia Regional Jail
  • Roanoke United Methodist Home
  • Snyder Nursing Home
  • Brandon Oaks Retirement Community
  • Adult Day Care, VA Medical Center
  • Richfield Retirement
  • Minnick Education Center
  • Speech and Language Pathology, Lewis Gale Hospital
  • East Mental Health
  • Professional Therapies of Roanoke
  • Roanoke City Social Services

Comments from recent interns include the following:

  • "It was such a learning experience, not only through observation but also real hands-on. It was very useful in helping me learn about real applications of psychology."
  • "The internship gave me a wealth of examples of careers in psychology. It reinforced my desire to work with children in a helping profession."
  • "I think everyone should do an internship. The 'real world' is a lot different than college. Why not have a head start?'
  • "This internship was probably the best thing I did at college. It was certainly the most fun and rewarding. I would recommend an internship for anyone who really wants to know more about what they think they want to do. It could make a big difference in your future."
  • "It was a great opportunity to try out a possible career before you are actually in the real world. My internship helped me reevaluate my career choice and I realized that another career path would be more rewarding. I'm glad I had a chance to discover this while I was still in college."