The Undergraduate Internship in Psychology course at Creighton University provides a variety of experiences designed to give junior and senior psychology majors exposure to the practice of psychology in “hands-on” situations. Internship has a dual purpose:
1. to give undergraduate psychology majors directed practical field experiences under professional supervision in some area of psychological services.
2. to create a positive connection between Creighton University and the Omaha metropolitan community by providing cooperating psychologists/agencies with additional personnel and services at no extra cost.
# of placements
Alegent Behavioral Services
Child Saving Institute
Children at Risk Education (CARE) Program
Douglas County Probation Office
Family Service Domestic Abuse Program
Loess Hills Area Education Agency - 13
Salvation Army Programs (CARES, PACT, Stepping Stones)
Sarpy County Juvenile Court
United States District Court Pretrial Services Office
Woodrow Wilson Junior High
For a complete list please contact Dr. Badura Brack: HLS 322, phone: 280-1229, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested students will need to submit an internship application form and complete a placement interview with Dr. Badura Brack to gain instructor consent before they can register for the course. Acceptance criteria are listed below.
Student Acceptance Criteria
1. Psychology major.
2. Junior or senior standing. (NOTE: Former interns receive first preference, followed by seniors and juniors, in that order.)
3. Grade point average of 2.75 or higher (occasional exceptions)
4. Completed at least five courses in psychology.
5. Demonstrated interest in the field, as well as a sense of maturity and responsibility in academic, employment, and volunteer activities.
6. Close match between your area of interest and an available placement. YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO AN AGENCY IS NEVER CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU HAVE INTERVIEWED WITH THE PERSON IN CHARGE AT THAT AGENCY.
7. Complete a placement interview with Dr. Badura Brack. For an appointment, sign up for a time on her door.
8. Commit adequate time and energy to the internship.
a. Class meets once a week.
b. You will work at your assigned placement for a total of 100 hours over the course of a semester for 3 credit hours (approximately 7 hours per week). If you are taking the class for 4 hours of credit, you will work for 10 hours per week for a total of 140 hours..
c. Plan your semester schedule so that you will have blocks of time for work at your placement. Blocks of time should cover both morning and afternoon so that you can participate in the variety of activities that take place during a day at a particular placement. Scheduling requirements vary with the placement; you will arrange specific hours with your on-site supervisor.
d. In addition to time, you will need adequate energy to complete an internship successfully. Evaluate carefully the rigor of your academic schedule, the number of hours you will spend in work/study or outside employment, volunteer commitments, and other commitments to Creighton (e.g., resident advisor, group leader, etc.). We want the internship experience to be fulfilling, both for you and for the cooperating agency. No one will benefit if you “burn out.” Do not apply for an internship until you are certain you have the time and energy to do so.
9. Take public transportation or provide your own transportation to and from the internship site. Check the addresses of the placement possibilities before you apply for a particular assignment. Determine how you will get to your placement before you request a particular assignment.