Internships provide an excellent setting for professional development, workplace discipline, subject specific job experience, and networking opportunities.
Independent research opportunities are available both on and off campus, in conjunction with the college or with local agencies. The opportunities listed below are provided as examples. Please visit the Career Development Center for more information.
The opportunities listed below are provided as examples. Please visit the Career Development Center for more information.
- 1 credit = 40 hrs/semester (2.5 hrs/week)
- 2 credits = 80 hrs/semester (5 hrs/week)
- 3 credits = 120 hrs/semester (7.5 hrs/week)
- 4 credits = 160 hrs/semester (10 hrs/week)
- 8 credits = 320 hrs/semester (20 hrs/week)
- 12 credits = 480 hrs/semester (30 hrs/week)
- 16 credits = 640 hrs/semester (40 hrs/week)
Wediko Summer Program in New Hampshire
Wediko is a non-profit agency dedicated to children who are in need of special education and clinical services. “Today, Wediko continues to focus on at-risk children whose emotional and behavioral symptoms interfere with their ability to function in school, at home, or within the community…[by providing] year-round residential care.” (Wediko, “History”) Wediko operates its New Hampshire Summer Program, an academic residential treatment setting for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances (SED) “beyond the capacity of most public school systems.” (Wediko, “History”).
Each year, the Summer Program offers paid internships to students from colleges across the nation. These interns not only enable the success of 145 at-risk youth, but also benefit from ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.
This opportunity offers a stipend, room & board, as well as an AmeriCorps education award for those who qualify.
One of the few residential summer camps serving children with social, emotional, and learning problems.
Every summer, 175 young people take the job of a lifetime as counselors at Camp Ramapo.
Specialty counselors are offered a salary, room and board, and travel reimbursement. Also, through their affiliation with the National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI), Camp Rampo offers an on-site fieldwork course, “Field Experience in Special Education”, worth 6 credit hours to camp counselors.
Pathways, Inc. offers comprehensive rehabilitative, treatment, and vocational services as well as affordable housing to adolescents and adults. Based in Hollywood, MD, it is the longest operating and largest provider of community-based mental health services in St. Mary’s County.
Positions and internships are available.
A residential summer camp run in conjunction with the Autism Society of North Carolina (30 minutes from Chapel Hill). It serves children and adults (ages 4+) with Autism.
Counselor positions usually fill up by early April.
Pay or earn internships credit.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Services Administration
The SAMHSA Internship Program introduces students to the important role SAMHSA plays in ensuring a productive life in the community for everyone.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
An intense 3-week summer of academic programs for talented elementary, middle and high school students. Residential site locations are located in 29 locations around the country and around the world.
Staff positions are available. Salary plus room and board is available.
KAI Research, Inc
A clinical research organization
The ARC of Southern Maryland
Promotes community involvement, independence and personal success for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Curry School of Education at University of Virginia Ed. Psych.: Applied Dev. Science Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) doctoral program prepares promising students to conduct research in education science. The program focuses on the social and cognitive lives of children and adolescents, the contribution of school and out-of-school settings on learning and development, and the development and evaluation of interventions designed to alter and improve developmental pathways. The program is located in Charlottesville.
The program lasts eight weeks, and potential interns have to consider that they must be able to commit for the full duration of the internship.
Students will strengthen the skills needed to get into and successfully complete a doctorate program in education research. Recruits qualified students for doctoral training in EP-ADS leading to research careers in the education sciences in academic, policy, or research organizations. Increases the number of students from underrepresented groups who enter EP-ADS which will in turn help diversify the field of education research and broaden the range of perspectives.
SURP interns are eligible for:
- A $3000 stipend for the course of the 8-week session,
- Up to $250 for travel expenses to/from Charlottesville,
- $500 toward meals,
- Housing in a university residence hall,
- Paid registration and travel to a research conference,
- And an application fee waiver when applying to graduate programs at the Curry School of Education.
Summer Science Fellowships sponsored by the American Psychological Association
An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF places up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, D.C. area. The lab experience is six weeks in length. The SSF program gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. SSF offers promising students the opportunity to equip themselves with skills essential to succeed in graduate school, and gives students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in psychological science the opportunity to be mentored by nationally-known faculty.
Association will allow undergraduate students to be immersed in psychological science during an expenses-paid summer training program. Positions available for psychology majors who are rising seniors.
APA will pay students a summer salary, as well as cover all travel and living expenses. This should make the program financially feasible for most college students.
Child and Family Therapy (CFT) Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Within the CFT Clinic, we provide outpatient therapy services to children ages 5-18 who present with externalizing and/or internalizing concerns (e.g., ADHD, anxiety) as well as families experiencing relational difficulties (e.g., parent-child conflict, separation). Our patient population consists of primarily typically developing children. As an undergraduate intern, you would have the opportunity to observe therapy sessions conducted with families, observe clinical supervision, assist with scoring psychological measures, and manage office tasks. Please note that undergraduate interns will not have any direct contact with patients.
The internship is minimum of 10 hours/week and is open to junior or senior psychology majors in good academic standing (i.e., GPA of 3.0 or higher). The internship is particularly beneficial to students who what to pursue graduate school for clinical or counseling psychology. Fall, Spring, and Summer internships available at locations in locations in Columbia, Odenton, and Baltimore City.
Any interested student can email Brian Jobe ’03, director of the undergraduate program at the CFT Clinic at KKI, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a resume or CV. A letter of recommendation might be required. Transportation is also required, as a health screening is needed, which occurs in Baltimore at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Hospital.
Barstow Acres Children’s Center
A private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and their families. It is currently the largest provider of children’s mental health services in Southern Maryland.
They are always looking for volunteers/students for internships (especially in the summer).
The League for People
A pivotal and pioneering agency committed to offering annually more than 2,000 individuals with multiple, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities the opportunities to gain independence through a comprehensive continuum of vocational, rehabilitative, educational, medical, wellness and social services.
The League for People has several positions open and internships available for its Camping & Therapeutic Recreation Program, Camp Greentop, in Western Maryland.
The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
The Institute for Humane Studies advances a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty.
Numerous positions are available
Personalized Therapy, LLC.
A company in Southern Maryland that provides physical and occupational therapy services.