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Internships & Research Opportunities

You can discover more about a field of employment, helping choose a career path for yourself. It allows you to build credentials that will help you compete when applying for graduate school. It can also make you a better candidate for possible jobs.

Internships fall into several categories. Some are structured experiences that are offered each semester. Another option is to find an internship experience in the community that is unique to your own interests. You can get PSYC 498 course credits for both of these types of internships. For internship opportunities in the Moscow area, contact a faculty member who specializes in the area you wish to explore. Please note, this list includes internships we've identified but other opportunities may not be listed.

Some examples of previous internship titles include:

  • Autism
  • Campus Suicide Prevention
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Child Protection Services
  • Developmental Disability Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Ravens Scholar Program
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Outreach and Substance
  • Psychology & Spirituality
  • Violence Prevention
  • Women’s Center

Internships are typically arranged through the University of Idaho Career Center and in consultation with your communication studies minor academic advisor. Once you have secured an internship then you will want to coordinate with a communication studies faculty member to set up the COMM 498 credits for the term during which you will be at your internship.

You need to make the contact below and get a verbal approval from the site before adding the internship at registration.

Peer Advising

Career and academic advising from student to student in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies. Contact Kacy Pula (kpula@uidaho.edu).

Citizen’s Companion Program

Being in a therapeutic relationship with a seriously mentally ill patient in the community; sponsored by Region II Mental Health in Moscow.

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

Crisis intervention and therapeutic work in a shelter for battered women.

Call 208-882-2490 to inquire.

Community Cancer Outreach and Counseling

Help cancer patients at Gritman Medical Center cope with the disease and its treatment.

For these unique internships, the process will involve identifying an educational experience, writing a brief proposal and agreement on how the experience will be structured, and then reporting on what was learned at the end of the semester. The range of possibilities is wide, but usually do not include experiences that are part of a job for which you are already being paid.

For psychology, please contact Clarissa Richardson.

For communication studies, please contact Mikaela Marlow or Annette Folwell.

For psychology, please direct any general questions about internship opportunities to Clarissa Richardson.

For communication studies, please direct any general questions about internship opportunities to Annette Folwell.

There are many undergraduate research opportunities available with different faculty in our department. The best way to get involved is to check out each faculty member's webpage, review their research interests and contact faculty about your interest in their research. You can meet with several faculty before deciding which research opportunity best fits your interests.

Students typically receive 1-3 credits per semester as a research assistant. Research credit usually counts as experience credit (PSYC 494) or directed study (PSYC 499). You must receive permission from the faculty member before signing up for research credit. After permission is granted, the main office can place permission on your account for registration.

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710

Email: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu

Web: Psychology and Communication Studies Department

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