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We have many opportunities for students in our major to participate in a variety of specific activities that will allow you to build your resume, develop career opportunities, and have fun.

Check back here frequently for updates on graduate school opportunities, department gatherings, scholarship offerings, and many other unique chances to get to know others in your major.

For additional information check the pages listed below.


An internship is an intensive, responsible work experience related to your previous academic studies and your career or general goals. It is also an opportunity to gain practical experience in your major field of study and apply knowledge gained in the classroom. It will also give you a chance to find if a particular field is right for you. It is also a way to earn credits outside of the classroom. Lastly, it is an excellent resume builder and provides an opportunity to make useful contacts in your professional field.

Listed below are internship possibilities for Psychology majors.  To learn more about internships check with Career Services and your faculty advisor.

– LeRoy M. Naumann, AQP Manager, 3336 SR73, Bldg 11, Ste 100, Wilmington, OH 45177  937-302-5683

     Assignments may include assisting with the development of AOM revisions, assisting with curriculum development for training and assisting the scheduling and recordkeeping department. Intern will use established and well-defined procedures, gather and correlate basic data, and coordinate analysis of data relating to various projects. Paid(Spring 2007)


BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OHIO – David Shirner, Executive Vice President, 1855 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229 614-795-2850 or 614-839-2447

     Responsibilities include: planning and implementing a camp program for children ages 6-14, providing supervision for children assigned to intern’s group on a 24/7 basis, insuring safety of all children in care, writing a post-camp evaluation on assigned children, and assisting in making camp a safe and positive experience for all concerned. Paid. (Summer 2005)


CLINTON COUNTY SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC – Denise Stryker, Executive Director, 36 Gallup Street, Wilmington, OH 45177  937-382-6272

     Intern’s duties will include answering phones, accepting donations, talking with residents and helping them obtain their goals of finding employment and housing. (Spring 2007)


CLINTON COUNTY ALTERNATIVE CENTER – Cheryl Roberts, Counselor, 694 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, OH 45177   937-218-3527

     Intern will co-facilitate group sessions with youth at Laurel Oaks Vocational School, advice youth one-on-one in everyday living challenges and academic problems, develop curriculum materials in facilitating youth dialogue around problems, observe and support counselor in meeting multiple needs of students.  Unpaid(Spring 2007)


CLINTON COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL – Vickie Patton, Director, 302 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH 45177  937-382-2828

     Intern will monitor students’ behaviors, help students with homework, organize programs, help keep the center clean, develop displays and/or decorations, be a good role model, use asset development in designing programs, understand where the line between friend and adult exists and not cross it, be punctual and reliable and advise Vickie Patton of any and all problems with students. Unpaid (Spring 2007)  


COLUMBUS AIDS TASK FORCE Jim Hammond, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, 1751 East Long Street, Columbus, OH. 43203 – 614-299-2437.

     Intern will label pamphlets for description at information affairs and other community venues.  Maintain inventory of labeled pamphlets and contact someone when supplies are low.  Skills that the intern must have include being able to pay attention to detail and the ability to work independently and efficiently. (Summer 2007)


DAYTON MEDIATION CENTER – Janet Mueller, Mediator, 371 W. Second St., Dayton, OH 45402 937-333-2345

     Intern duties will include working with a mediator to learn mediator theory and skills, including different approaches to mediation, observing mediations, meeting with mediators, and attending mediator workshops. Intern will assist with high school mediation workshops; help with the “behind the scenes” aspects of a community mediation center such as the advisory board, grant writing and reporting, and marketing and outreach, and assist with office duties. Unpaid (Spring 2008)


EAST CLINTON LOCAL SCHOOLS – Ron Garner, Tom Kitchen, Guidance Counselors, 174 Larrick Road, Lees Creek, OH 45138  937-584-2474

     Intern will assist with course selection and registration for students; graduation tracking, group presentations to classes, college nights and college preparation, OGT organization, college selection process, scholarship information to students, involvement with Intervention Assistance Team, observe IEP and/or parent/teacher/meetings, and observe psychological testing for purpose of a multi-factored evaluation. Unpaid(Spring 2007)


EAST CLINTON SCHOOLS, LAUREL OAKS, ALTERNATIVE – Cheryl Roberts, Student Assistant Coordinator, 694 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, OH 45177, 937-382-3527

     Intern will work with social skills groups, Random Acts of Kindness, mentoring/mediation/tutoring, and character education. (Fall 2005)


GREENE COUNTY COMBINED HEALTH DISTRICT – Carol Sue Knox, Office Supervisor, Wilson Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45432, (937)374-5600, Fax (937)374-5675, Email

     Intern will assist with planning events for clients of the City of Beavercreek.  Intern will be in charge of serving members as well as completing paperwork that accompanies the position.  Paid. (Summer 2008)


HIGHLAND DISTRICT HOSPITAL – Rhett Holland and Earlene Christensen, RN Manager and HR Director, 1275 N. High St., Hillsboro, OH 45152 937-393-6174

    Duties include: evaluating patients, handling paperwork on patients, assessing, diagnosing, and assisting the RN Manager and HR Director. (Summer 2005)


HIGHLAND DISTRICT HOSPITAL – Ramesh Shivani, MD, Psychiatrist, 1121 Northview Drive, Suite 2, Hillsboro, OH 45133  937-840-6581

     Intern will observe patient interaction during assessments, will be involved in group discussions and participate during treatment team meetings. (Spring 2007)


KETTERING POLICE DEPT. – Mark Burian, Lieutenant, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429, 937-296-2555

     Intern will experience all areas of the police department. Duties include: patrol operation, criminal investigations, evidence work, community relations, dispatch, property room, and accreditation. Unpaid. (Fall 2006)


MASON CITY SCHOOLS – Brian Piispanen, Psychologist, Western Row Elementary, 755 Western Row Road, Mason, OH 45040  513-398-5821 ext. 51060

     Intern will observe and work with multi-category Special Education, Autistic & multi-handicapped classrooms, gifted child education; problem-solving meetings for addressing school challenges; group counseling and curriculum; Early Childhood Center with reading interventions and child problem solving. Unpaid. (Spring 2008)


MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY CENTER OF CLINTON COUNTY – Brad McMonigle, Outpatient Director, 953 S. South St. Wilmington, OH 45177  937-383-4441

     The intern will have exposure through team meetings, group sessions, individual settings, medical records, crisis assessments, and computer filing to all of ACD and MH treatment provided at the Mental Health and Recovery Center. Unpaid(Spring 2007)


MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY CENTER OF CLINTON COUNTY – Darcy Lichnerowicz, Outpatient Director, 953 S. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177, (937) 383-4441, Fax (937) 383-2916, Email\

     Intern will observe sessions/assessments, sit in on Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol groups, participate in team meetings/projects to assist staff in program organization.  Unpaid.  (Summer 2008)


OHIO COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK – Glenna Bryant, College Access Advisor, southern State Community College, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 937-382-4983

     Intern will work with students and parents advising them on the FAFSA, SAT and ACT tests and financial aid issues.  Will also work with guidance counselors at county school districts to provide college access services to students in local high schools.  This person may also help develop an early intervention program at local elementary schools. (Spring 2005)


TALBERT HOUSE-BROWN COUNTY RECOVERY SERVICES – Cheryl Williams, Manager, 75 Banting Drive, Georgetown, OH 45121  937-378-4811

     Intern will be responsible for individual case management to severely mentally ill clients in their natural environment. Services are for the purpose of coordinating care and assisting clientele to develop skills that will allow them the most independence.  Intern will also have the opportunity to observe other services such as groups, psychiatry, teams meetings, etc. Unpaid (Spring 2008)


UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI-UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM – Cynthia Partridge, Assistant Director, 2126 French Hall, M.L. 0118, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0118

     Intern will provide in-residence supervision for a group of 6-12 program participants.  Intern will also assist teachers in classrooms, assist in the coordination of summer program activities, provide tutoring, identify needs and problems of participants and consult with program administrators, assist in disciplining students, assist in maintaining program standards and policies and other duties as assigned. Paid (Summer 2005)


WILMINGTON COLLEGE-CENTER FOR SERVICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT – Tara Lydy, Director, 1870 Quaker Way, Pyle Center 1294, Wilmington, OH 45177, Ext. 261

     Intern will promote and monitor service learning registration & database, maintain communication with social science faculty to ensure service learning components are working and serve as a resource for faculty members. Intern will recruit at least two more service learning faculty members, serve as liaison between community agency and faculty member, facilitate end of semester reflections and evaluations, and research current trends in service learning, social science and sample syllabi. Unpaid (Spring 2008)