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Applied Internships with Social Service Institutions, Schools, and Youth at-risk

This course is service learning course designed to give students the opportunity to work as paraprofessionals while under supervision at their internship site and faculty supervision through the Applied Internship in Psychology course. At your placement, you will learn what kinds of skills are necessary for this kind of work and if this is the area of graduate work or employment experience you wish to pursue. You will have on-site supervision at your placement, and faculty supervision by your course professor, Robyn R. Rogers, LPC, Senior Lecturer.

Guidelines

STEP 1:

View the placements offered on the drop-down menu under Applied Internship in Psychology class.

The drop-down menu lists all internship placements available and gives information about the sites. The Digital Display in UAC also has information about the Internship, and updates each semester. There are eight slots in each of two classes, sixteen slots total, for the Fall and Spring semesters. 

 Interviews will be held in March for the Fall semester and in September for the Spring semester. Interviews continue until all placements are made. Please email Robyn R. Rogers at rr16@txstate.edu to set an interview. Dress is business casual.

STEP 2:

Prerequisites for the Applied Internship are:

  • a 3.0 GPA overall, and in Psychology
  • Completion of  Abnormal Psychology
  • Completion of Developmental Psychology or Adolescent Psychology 
  • Completion of specific courses for specific placements as needed. 

For example:

'Cognitive/ behavioral Therapies' or commensurate experience is required for all placements for working at Rescare Premier. These placements for people with Brain Injury use a Cognitive-behavioral approach with their residents.

'Adolescent Psychology' is strongly recommended for placements at Upward Bound, Rural Talent Search, Juvenile Probation, and Mendez Elementary, and Strengthening Family Relationships. At these placements you will be working primarily with youth at- risk.

  • Applicants must be responsible, that is, applicants must be able to treat their placement like a staff position, be timely, accountable, and take the work seriously.
  • Applicants must be able to attend all scheduled class meetings. More than one missed meeting may result in the applicant’s grade being lowered by one letter grade. Class Meetings are on Monday’s from 12:30-1:50, or 2:00-3:20.
  • .Applicants must be able to pass a background check. 

Prior to interviewing, please make sure that there is room in your schedule for the Internship. That means no more than 15 hours of other coursework, and no more than 15 hours of work. The Internship should be your priority for the semester!

STEP 3:

Make an appointment for the interview! Dress is business casual. Contact Robyn R. Rogers: rr16@txstate.edu

Course Information

Interview Process

Interviews will begin in March for Fall Internships and in September for Spring Internships. Interviews will continue until all sixteen placements are full for each semester. After reviewing all the sites below, choose your first and second choice. Dress is business casual for your interview. 

Email Robyn Rogers for an appointment for your interview at rr16@txstate.edu

Internship Sites Available

Click Here to see a listing and description of all available internship sites.