College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Interested in getting hands-on career experience in Psychology? Take PSYCH 3179 Cooperative Education or PSYCH 2701 Community Service/Experiential Learning!


PSYCHOLOGY 3179. Cooperative Education    View course syllabus            Recent placements           How to sign up

For students who wish to apply classroom learning to field experience. Co-op/Internship staff will assist in developing placements and arranging student interviews with employers and maintain contact with student and employer during the co-op/internship experiences. Requires approval by the faculty supervisor, the head of the academic department granting credit, and Cooperative Education/Internship staff for placement agreement, project, and credit arrangements. Required Work hours per credit: 50. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: PSYCH 1001, consent of instructor. Additional coursework in Psychology recommended.  GPA: 2.5.  Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSYCHOLOGY 2701. Community Service/Experiential Learning

Students explore potential career options via volunteer opportunities at an approved location from 3-9 hours per week, after completing training required by the specific agency. Serves as a valuable hands-on learning experience. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: PSYCH 1001; consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

  • Contact Carolyn Hildebrandt or 319-273-7179 for information about volunteer sites and faculty supervisors.
  • Note: No more than 6 hours of PSYCH 3179, PSYCH 4704, PSYCH 4705, or PSYCH 4198 can be applied toward the Psychology major. Additional credits may be counted as university electives.