Psychology Internships

The Psychology Department provides internship opportunities through the PSY 404 course. These are excellent ways for students to explore possible careers and make connections in the community. 

Internships are coordinated our department to match a student with an internship suited to their interests and meet the needs of our community partners. 

Our interns are in high demand and welcomed by our community partners because of their training. 

Apply for an Internship

Students usually complete internships in their senior year. To start an internship, you must: 

  • Attend an orientation meeting the semester before they wish to participate in an internship (announcements will be emailed to students and posted around Phelps Hall).
  • Submit application materials (e.g., form, essays, and self-evaluation of skills) and interview with Dr. Casselman. The application form is available in the Psychology Office.
  • Complete an interview with their prospective internship site.
Internship Sites

Students can gain work-related learning opportunities with internships at a variety of non-classroom settings. 

Data-Based or Research

Students work with offices or businesses on research and data-based projects such as assessing needs and programs.


Students work with school psychologists or school counselors, help plan and carry out educational services, and work with children in the school system.

Human Services

Students work with client populations with mental illness or disabilities in drop-in, day or living settings. They plan and help care and activities.


Students work with organizations that provide services to the community, such as working with abused women, working to integrate individuals into the community, providing services to people in need and working with children in mentoring settings.

Students have completed internships at locations including:

  • Arcadia High School
  • Family and Children’s Center
  • Fastenal
  • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
  • Miller Mentoring
  • Project Compass
  • St. Anne’s Nursing Home
  • Various offices at WSU
  • Von Wald Group Home
  • Winona Area Public Schools
Contact the Psychology Department

Contact Dr. Robert Casselman at to learn more about internship opportunities.

Psychology Department
Phelps Hall 231

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4pm

John Johanson
Department Chair


Email John Johanson
Mary Deering
Office Manager


Email Mary Deering