We encourage our students to take advantage of the opportunity to complete an internship. An internship is a great way to get hands on experience, integrate theory with practice, and explore career options.  Students who take an internship have found that the experience enhances their application for graduate study and prepares them for employment in the psychology field.

Internships in Psychology

PSY 490-491 (Internships in Psychology) is an experiential course taken for two consecutive semesters for a total of 6 credits. Students spend 8 hours each week on site at their internship and meet in class one hour per week.

Mark and Michele Vinciquerra, Directors of the Psychology Internship Program, and by Dr. Theresa White, Psychology Department Chair, must approve all internships.

Who Can Participate?

Junior or senior level psychology majors can enroll in the PSY 490-491. The requirements are simple - students must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Attend a mandatory information meeting in the spring semester
  • Complete an application


Where Do Students Intern?

Students are placed in a variety of settings including mental health centers, schools, hospitals, not for profit agencies, substance abuse centers, etc.

Here’s just a short list of places in and around the Syracuse area that our students have interned with:

  • Syracuse City Schools
  • Clear Path for Veterans
  • Syracuse Behavioral Health 
  • Vera House
  • Hillbrook Detention Center
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital—Mental 
  • Eastside LINK
  • Onondaga County DA’s Office
  • Hutchings Psychiatric Center
  • Lyncourt School District
  • Le Moyne College Wellness Center
  • Exceptional Family Resources
  • Jowonio
  • Contact Community Services
  • ARC-Q Center
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Transitional Living Services
  • Catholic Charities-Syracuse
  • Catholic Charities-Utica
  • Canteen Afterschool Program
  • Prevention Network
  • Syracuse Police Department

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Learn More

To learn more about internships in psychology, contact: 

Mark Vinciquerra, MS
[email protected]

Michele Vinciquerra, LCSW-R
[email protected]