Internships are structured educational work experiences designed to enrich and complement your academic program. An internship enables you to discover the links between your academic study of liberal arts and application of classroom knowledge to a practical work situation. For more information go to: http://wp.stolaf.edu/pipercenter/internships-getting-started/
Many Psychology students complete Internships and find valuable experiences that pertain to their interests in psychology. There are a wide variety of different internships that a student can embark on. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to gain insight into career options, to build a resume, and to get experience working in a professional environment. Learn more about information on recent internships completed by Psychology Majors or explore internships by interest area.
Another resource is Spotlight on Careers, a website focused on career development and maintained by liberal arts colleges across the U.S. The Internships & Jobs page provides tips and resources for finding psychology related internships. (If off-campus refer to the login information provided on the Piper Center website)
Many internships are not posted and are found by networking and contacting employers directly. St. Olaf has connections with a large number of alumni who have majored in psychology, a good place to start networking. St. Olaf Psychology graduates on LinkedIn or the St. Olaf alumni directory provide access to Oles in many different fields. The Piper Center can assist with how to appropriately reach out and contact alum in a professional manner (view walk-in hours or make an appointment here)
Get ideas about what you could do by looking at internship and research positions held by St. Olaf Psychology students during the summer of 2013 here: Psych Internship Handout-2013.pdf