Pyschology Internships

Psychology Internships (PSY 2810/PSY 4810) allow students to gain hands-on, real-world experience while completing degree requirements. Interns gain experience that connects classroom theories and concepts while enhancing resumes and portfolios. Graduates with relevant work experience (internships) own a tremendous edge in today’s competitive job market.

Internships are paired with Senior Seminar in Psychology (PSY 4770). This one credit course allows students to expand on the general knowledge gained within the psychology major via an internship experience. The seminar allows interns to process their internship and learn about classmates experiences relevant to current professional and theoretical activity in the field.

During the 2011-2012 academic year, 48 JSC psychology students interned at 39 sites, providing 6,840 hours of quality service and work under the guidance of community partners. Here's a look at some of those placements:

Thomas BraceKelly WoodwardThomas Brace, Kelly Woodard

Laraway Youth and Family Services

Community Support and Mentor

- Assist implementation of treatment goals

- Participate in treatment plan meetings

- Assist mentee to develop awareness of community, educational, and economic resources

Luica Kate CiccarelloLucia-Kate Ciccarello

JSC Break Away trip leader

- With community partner, assist in volunteer program development

- Design training programs to support volunteers

- Attend national Break Away leader training

- Inspire Active Citizenship for participants

Heather CummingsHeather Cummings

The Lamoille Teen Center

Teen Center Assistant

- Support activities and special events hosted at the Morrisville Teen Center

- Provide mentorship to students

Matthew DigiulioMatthew DiGiulio

Clarina Howard Nichols Center

Nonprofit Management Intern

- Assess organizational culture and communications

- Support Board of Directors to assess organizational structure

Erin DubrayErin Dubray

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice

Medical Social Worker Intern Apprentice

- Shadow the Social worker on-site and participating in home visits

- Support clinical care plans with physician approval

- Collaborate with patients and designated helpers/family for teaching and goal setting

Andria KozmaAndria Kozma

Waterbury Senior Center

Senior Center Assistant

- Conduct meal survey to assess food insecurity and quality of Meals on Wheels services

- Develop program and activities to enhance socialization of the clients served

Elysa LackeyElysa Lackey

Morristown After School Program

Early Childhood Program Teacher

- Provide nurturing care and supervision of children

- Sustain professional relationship with families and offer regular feedback about their child’s participation and well being

Kellsie LockerbyKellsie Lockerby

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

Residential Support Staff

- Conduct Assessments and Planning Interventions

- Provide Specialized Rehabilitation Services

- Provide Case Management Services

Rebecca LongeRebecca Longe

The Kids School

Preschool Teacher

- Plan and implement planned activities that are age and ability appropriate

- Create and facilitate themed lesson plans

Kirsten MalzacKirsten Malzac

Infant Humor Project

Research Assistant

- Videotape and observe parents’ interactions with their infants

- Transcribe, enter and code data

- Develop coding scheme appropriate to infant behavior

Bambi PatchBambi Patch

Lamoille Family Center Intern

- Assist in Teen Center, Reach Up, CIS Family Support, Learning Together Program, and child care center

- Shadow case worker in CIS home visits

Elizabeth PonchakElizabeth Ponchak

Clarina Howard Nichols Center

Communications and Media intern

- Assist with all forms of media

- Management of social network sites

- Production of organizational brochures and/or newsletters, press releases and letters to the editor

- Collaborate with student organizations on Johnson State College campus

Aidan PotterAidan Potter

Smugglers Notch Resort

Adaptive Ski Instructor

- Teach adaptive skiing instruction for adults and children with disabilities

- Provide therapeutic recreation for children and adults of all abilities

Meghan ReganCourtney WarrenMeghan Regan and Courtney Warren

Lamoille Family Center

Teen Center Assistant, Child Care Center Assistant, Supervised Visitation Assistant

- Assist coordinator and staff of the Youth Rocks Cafe

- Work with teens to promote healthy choices, positive social interaction and the development of self esteem

- Support early childhood care provider

- Provide a supervised and structured setting for children to visit with their 'non-residential' parent and extended family members

Shelby RiversShelby Rivers

Johnson Elementary after school program

Assistant / Volunteer

- Supervision of children after school, assisting program staff in the coordination of after school programs. Support group activities and program planning.

Rebecca SlutterRebecca Slutter

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

Community Outreach Intern

- Organize special events (Youth Talent Show, World Refugee Day, exhibit wall hanging)

Shasaieh SmithShasaieh Smith

New North End Youth Center

Teen Center Intern

- Assist with planning and implementing a program for teens, 6th grade to 12th grade

- supervise and participate in activities with the youth attendees while maintaining a safe, fun and positive environment for youth.

Elizabeth SolariElizabeth Solari

Windsor County Daycare

Assistant Teacher

- Provide safe environment and assist in the daily care of 12-15 children

- Plan and implement planned activities that are age and ability appropriate

Natasha ThomasNatasha Thomas

Pillsbury Manor


- Offer general care to residents, support health and personal care services, participate and direct a variety of social and therapeutic activities

Sara-Ann WolfSara-Ann Wolf

HOPE Works

Hotline Office Intern

- Offer services as a certified crisis worker in the state of VT (after 30-hour training)

- Support survivors of sexual violence by answering 24-hour-hotline and providing crisis support, information and referrals

- Assist Advocacy Services Coordinator with administrative duties