Internships in Psychology (PSC 192)

Internships in Psychology are an opportunity to get practical experience working in the field of psychology. If you wish to earn units for an internship related to psychology, you may apply for PSC 192 credit. PSC 192 can count toward the Psychology Elective requirement for your Psychology major.

How do I sign up for PSC 192?

What are internships?

Internships look different for everyone depending on the opportunities you find. Generally, internships are a short-term period of formal or informal employment designed to help interns learn about a career field, gain skills, and network

The Psychology Department does not place students into internships. However, we keep a record internships that were previously approved for PSC 192 credit (see bottom of page).

PSC 192 syllabus & other information

Earning PSC 192 credit requires regular written work integrating the internship experience with research in the psychological sciences. Please contact the instructor for the syllabus and details. 

Other information about PSC 192:

  • PSC 192 is offered in the fall, winter and spring quarters. It is not currently offered during the summer.  
  • PSC 192 offers 1 to 6 units of P/NP credit.
  • PSC 192 is intended for students with upper division standing.  
  • PSC 192 may be taken again, but no more than twice per internship site.
  • A maximum of 12 units of 192 internship credit may be used toward graduation unit requirements, including 192 credit from other departments. 
  • A maximum of 6 units of PSC 192 may be applied to the PSC Electives Requirement in the major.  
  • PSC 192 students must have upper division standing, and we recommend a minimum of five upper division psychology courses (this includes courses taken concurrently with Psychology 192). The point is that you need a strong enough background to tackle the term paper. 

Still Have Questions? Contact: , Psychology Professor & Internship Coordinator


Sample Internships

Find pre-approved internships that Psychology students have done in the past for PSC 192 credit. Tip: click view larger version on the bottom right-hand corner to open a new tab.