Jobs & Internships

Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education

Learn about valuable internship opportunities available to Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education students at PennWest Edinboro.


Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. PennWest Edinboro recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.

Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been impressive. Edinboro students have interned at ESPN, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MTV Studios, UPMC Health Systems, the Smithsonian Institution, Erie Zoo, WJET-TV, National Park Service, Flagship Niagara, Hermitage House Youth Services and many more locations.

While some PennWest Edinboro majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.

Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.

Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education Department Internship Coordinators:

Special Education
Dr. Juanita Kasper
121 Butterfield Hall

Dr. Adrienne Dixon-McCullum
127 Butterfield Hall

School Psychology
Dr. Ed Snyder
126 Butterfield Hall


High School and college counselors, student affairs professionals, environmental scientists, Disney and Pixar animators, acclaimed rehabilitation personnel and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at PennWest Edinboro, and so can you.

Alumni from the Department of Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education have gone on to succeed in rewarding careers in their field of study. The Boro Center for Career Development assists students at the outset 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.

Contact Us

Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education
122 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2421

Penelope Orr, PhD
Department Chair
125 Butterfield Hall
Phone: 814-732-1684