Internships for Undergraduates in Psychology
Undergraduates in the Department of Psychology can take advantage of internship opportunities in the Binghamton region during the fall or spring terms, or nearer to home over winter or summer breaks. Internship credits can count as a psychology elective (need 4 credits) or can substitute for a 400-level seminar (need 8 credits) as long as students take the Psychology designated section of the CDCI course along with their internship.
You may take a paid or unpaid internship, get credit, or simply volunteer. Regardless of whether and how you are compensated, internships are a great experience and we highly encourage you to take advantage of them during your time at Binghamton.
If you take an internship for credit, be advised that Binghamton University only allows students to earn 8 credits maximum on internships throughout the course of their undergraduate careers.
How To Get an Internship
- Explore the Fleishman Center's Gaining Experience section online.
- Attend an employer information session or internship fair.
- Create your own! Contact employers you'd be interested in working for to determine if they'd be willing to accept an intern.
- hireBING - Log on to the hireBING site to see internship listings. The spring deadline to apply for many pre-approved CDCI sites through hireBING is the end of November 2016. Some internships will be available on hireBING after this date. Follow application instructions on each posting. You may also search for non-CDCI internships through hireBING and request credit by emailing CDCI@binghamton.edu.
- Go to walk-in hours at Fleishman Center (UU133) to see what other opportunities are available and to work on your resume and cover letter, or get help choosing an internship.
- Email CDCI@binghamton.edu with questions.
*A resume/CV, letters of reference, background checks, drug screening, and immunization records may be required by your internship site.
CDCI 385 (O) Professional Internships that will count for Psychology credit:
- Credits: 4 credits (upper level)
- Internship Length: late January-May for Spring 2017
- Hours at the Site: 120 for the semester
- Oral communication requirement for CDCI 385
- Weekly 1 Hour Class with Assignments, which may involve journaling, papers, presentations, participation, peer feedback, mid-term and final evaluation by your site supervisor
Alternatively, you may take CDCI 395 or other sections of 385 if you would like general upper level credit but not psychology seminar credit.
- YOU MUST CONTACT CDCI@BINGHAMTON.EDU TO REGISTER FOR EITHER 385 OR 395 ONCE YOU HAVE SECURED AN INTERNSHIP.
For Spring 2017, the psychology designated sections of the Fleishman Center's Internship course, CDCI 385, are:
- Section 20: Tuesdays 4:25-5:25 p.m.
- Section 38: Tuesdays 5:35-6:35 p.m.