Checklist for Obtaining a Psychology Internship (PSY 499)

You may take up to 4 units of PSY 499, Psychology Internship, per semester.  Internship experience is not currently required for graduation, but it provides invaluable application of your theoretical knowledge, and is often required by graduate programs.  You may also contact Dr. Mary Schindler at mary.schindler@sonoma.edu or 707-664-3618.

Don’t leave finding your internship for the last minute!  It takes time to find a good placement.  Make sure you complete everything on the Check-List below.

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  • Prior relevant coursework.

Everything you need to know about course requirements is on the Syllabus.

  • Check our Internships Listing.
  • Check Career Services.
  • Fliers on Internship Bulletin Board near Stev 3092.
  • More Information in bottom drawer of Internship File Cabinet in  Stev 3092.
  • Contact potential agencies and complete their interview process to find the best match for you.
  • Contact Dr. Schindler if you wish to set up a new Internship, not in our database.
  • You may receive Internship Credit for your psychology-related job, provided you design new professional development goals.

View upcoming Information Meetings here.

Go to the Internship Agreement Form

This is your Contract with the agency and SSU.

  1. Complete top section
    • Internship is available for Credit/No Credit only. No letter grade option.
    • 45 hours of work, including training, reading, observation, reporting, hands-on activity = 1 unit of credit, up to 180 hours/4 units per semester.
    • Make sure your weekly schedule and semester total hours match # units requested
  2. Complete Part A with your on-site Supervisor.
  3. Put your and your Supervisor’s signatures in appropriate places.
  4. The Psychology department will gather the remaining signatures for you and send this form to Admissions & Records. You will automatically be registered. (Sometimes there is a delay until a few weeks after the end of Add/Drop. Deadline varies each semester.)
  5. You cannot register on-line.

Instructional video about filling out Internship Agreement form.

The Supervision Information Letter describes what your Supervisor needs to do, and the supervision we provide.

Return original, completed, signed Internship Agreement form to Dr. Mary Schindler, Psychology Dept., Stevenson 3092, by the end of the Add/Drop period (2nd week of the semester). The deadline varies each semester.

Dr. Schindler will review it and contact you if there are any questions.