Practicum and Internship Opportunities
A number of local agencies and organizations may have opportunities for practicums and internships. With approval from a student's major advisor, students my use these experiences for PSY460 Practicum credits, which serve as capstone experiences for their Psychology Major Concentration areas.
Bay Cliff Health Camp
Bay Cliff Health Camp offers year-round therapy for children and adults with disabilities. Their flagship programs consist of 7 week summer therapy camp sessions helping children to work towards increased independence and living a fuller life. This experience would be especially ideal for students completing PSY460B Practicum: Developmental Psychology or PSY460C Practicum: Mental Health/Pre-clinical Psychology.
Behavior Education Assessment and Research Center
The Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center is a university clinic and research facility overseen by the Department of Psychological Sciences. The BEAR Center seeks to provide behavior and learning support for multiple members of the community, including children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or traumatic brain injury. In addition, family and school support is offered for children with difficult or problematic behaviors, and assistance to organizations is provided to increase employee performance and productivity. All services and supports are individually designed to meet the needs of our clients and ensure a successful outcome! PSY460B Practicum: Developmental Psychology, PSY460C Practicum: Mental Health/Pre-clinical Psychology, or PSY460E Practicum: Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
Great Lakes Recovery Center
GLRC is a non-profit CARF accredited agency specializing in substance abuse and mental health treatment for youth, families and adults. They offer treatment services by certified counselors and licensed professionals in many communities across Michigan’s picturesque Upper Peninsula. This experience would be especially ideal for students taking PSY460C Practicum: Mental Health/Pre-clinical Psychology
Teaching Family Homes
Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is a non-profit organization that cares for troubled children and families. For over forty years, Teaching Family Homes has grown to become the largest private child welfare organization in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This experience would be especially ideal for students completing PSY460A Practicum: Brain & Behavior, PSY460B Practicum: Developmental Psychology, PSY460C Practicum: Mental Health/Pre-clinical Psychology, PSY460D Practicum: Social/Personality Psychology, or PSY460E Practicum: Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
The Women’s Center
The Mission of The Women’s Center is provide programs and services in Marquette and Alger Counties that Protect, Educate, Advocate, Counsel, and Empower. The Women's Center accepts volunteer opportunities, which are described on their Volunteer page through the link below. Volunteering at this organization would be appropriate for PSY460C Practicum: Mental Health/Pre-clinical Psychology.