Information, Sites & Forms
Other resources for finding Internship Sites include:
- Career Center: LH-208, 657.278.3121, http://fullerton.edu/career
- Center for Internships and Community Engagement (CICE): LH-206, 657.278.3746, http://fullerton.edu/cice
Find a Site: Locate a fieldwork site through the sources above or find a site on your own that has a psychological orientation (e.g., educational, clinical, managerial) that is similar to the sites other students have used. Call sites you are interested in at least 4-6 weeks before class begins in order to determine which site best meets your needs. Contact the site to schedule a mutually convenient phone or in-person interview. Remember to bring or send a copy of your CV / resume to the interview.
Before your interview:
- Visit your site's website so as to be well-informed for your phone or in-person interview, read about their mission and their clientele.
- Dialogue with students or others who have worked at the site to learn more about the site's mission and goals (e.g., peer mentors).
- Prepare your resume by accentuating your courses or past experience that may be relevant to the site's operation.
Examples of Theories Used at Internship Sites
- Giving basic resources to clients (food, housing, clothes): Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
- Motivating others with verbal praise or rewards (prizes, candies, stickers): Operant Conditioning.
- Helping clients associate a signal with appropriate behavior (You flick lights then client sits down): Classical Conditioning.
- Treating Clients with respect and high regard (accepting client for who they are): Humanistic Theory.
- Tutoring students with math, verbal skills (after or in-school programs): Developmental Theory.
- Attending to clients' developmental stages (asking adult day care residents to talk about their life, working with children's intellectual stages): Cognitive Theory.
- Organizing groups of people to talk about important issues in their lives (bullying, social skills, voting): Social Psych Theory.
- Controlling a classroom or sports event with disciplinary methods: Educational Psych Theory
- Organizing a group therapy session to change problematic cognitions or behavior: Clinical Theory.
If you are interested in studying about and working in the world of politics in our nation's capital check out the Cal State DC Internship program.
>> Site Supervisor Approval Form - This form will be collected by your instructor during the first week of class.
>> CICE Worksheet for Supervisors
If you have any questions, please contact your Psyc 495 Instructor or the Psychology Advisement Office at: