As a Psychology major at PennWest Edinboro, you will be encouraged to take advantage of the many internships and job opportunities that enhance your classroom experiences and lead to professional success.
Hands-on, real-world experience is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.
The Psychology Department offers numerous high-quality, undergraduate internship opportunities. Many students have enhanced their knowledge and skills through placements in community agencies, increasing their chances of employment in the field or acceptance into graduate programs. Typical sites include, but are not limited to, the following: residential treatment facilities for children and adolescents, hospitals, schools, prisons, drug and alcohol treatment centers, crisis hotlines, emergency shelters and nursing homes/assisted living facilities.
Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Psychology Department internship coordinator for more information.
Psychology Department Internship Coordinator:
Gary Labine, PhD
103 Compton Hall
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Some specialties, like caring for people with mental and emotional disorders, are familiar to most of us. Others, like helping with the design of advanced computer systems or studying how we remember things, are less well known.
”What all psychologists have in common is a shared interest in the minds and behaviors of both human and nonhuman animals. In their work, psychologists draw on an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge about how we think, act and feel, and they apply the information to their areas of expertise.”
For more information about careers available to Psychology majors, see the APA website.
At PennWest Edinboro, our Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.
Alumni from the Department of Psychology have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.