/ Psychology Department

Internships

Psychology internships at Hope are academic semester-long, supervised, pre-professional experiences related to psychology and your vocation.

You’ll pursue agreed-upon learning goals in a written learning contract, be supervised on-site, complete weekly written assignments, complete a site-specific project and participate in a class on campus for academic credit.

1 – Identify internships of interest to you
Examine available internship opportunities found on Handshake. To do this, use the search option (under the job & internship tab) on Handshake and type “psychology internships.” The Hope College psychology department listing will come up under Hope College On-Campus Employment. The department will have additional details on the available opportunities.
2 – Apply for internships of interest
  1. Once you have identified the internships that interest you, complete the internship application form
  2. Make an appointment to speak with the internship faculty supervisor and email the form to her
  3. The faculty supervisor will meet with you to discuss your internship options and help you identify the internships that are the best matches for your skills, needs and interests
3 – Set up your internship site
  1. The faculty supervisor will give you the contact information for the internship sites that best match your goals and interests
  2. Create a resume and cover email (find information from the Career Development Center on writing a resume and cover email)
  3. Send cover email and resume to potential internship supervisor(s)
  4. Set up an appointment to meet with potential internship supervisor(s)
4 – Registering for and finalizing the internship

Once you have been accepted by an internship site:

  1. Report this acceptance to the faculty supervisor
  2. Complete the registration form for students who have a secured internship and turn it in to the Registrar's Office.

If you do not have an approved internship at the time of registration, complete the permission slip for students without a secured internship and turn it in to the Registrar's Office. Once your internship is secured you must complete and turn in the form for students who have a secured internship.

5 – Write a contract
Once the semester has started you will work with your internship supervisor to create a contract.