Internship and Service-Learning Courses

Available Courses & Sites (listed by instructor)


Social Emotional Learning in the School Setting: Interns support elementary students at Austin Discovery School with emotion regulation, communication, conflict resolution, mindfulness, and other emotional intelligence skills.


Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center: Provides counseling and advocacy for victims of family violence; and educates the community on the primary prevention of sexual assault and teaches parenting skills

Rehab Without Walls: Groups interrelated treatment facilities that together form a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals with brain injury and other neurological disorders specializing in neurobehavioral rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, and long-term support services

Talent Search: TRIO program encourages students in grades 6 through 12 to graduate from a secondary program and enter a post-secondary program of study. Students are offered college prep workshops, college and career exploration, admissions and financial aid assistance, and academic success assistance to improve their personal development

Upward Bound: TRIO program provides low-income and first-generation high school students with academic, cultural, and personal support for the purposes of high school graduation, postsecondary enrollment, and lifelong success


Live Oak Living Community: Provides support for adults living with brain injuries or cognitive disabilities.

Down Home Ranch: A working ranch for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

Marbridge Foundation: A residential program for more than 250 adults with cognitive disabilities.

Internships & Service-Learning

The Psychology Department offers several internship and service learning-courses to provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of professional settings and the opportunity to give back to the community while learning practical applications of Psychology.

All courses are upper-level courses (for junior & seniors) and require an available elective.  Internship courses require a minimum of 120 on-site hours over the semester. Enrollment in PSY 4396 is by consent of the instructor only; students wishing to enroll should review the information in the links below and contact the appropriate instructor.

Learn more about each of the sites by clicking on the course supervisor and site title.

Courses & Supervisors:


dr. krista howard