Internships/fellowships

As a Cornell student, you will receive strong support for high-level research and internship experiences, and Cornell's One Course At A Time curriculum further extends these opportunities because you can immerse yourself full-time in internships or fellowships for a block or longer. 

The Cornell Fellows Program provides access and funding to pursue exceptional fellowship opportunities. The interest areas of previous Fellows in psychology have varied from the study of human nutrition at the Baylor College of Medicine to the impact of antipsychotic medication on blood vasculature in the department of psychiatry at the University of Iowa.

Human services practicum

You can receive credit for applying psychological principles at local organizations by participating in the Human Services Practicum. To sign up for the practicum, you must declare a psychology major, have permission of the instructor, and complete a designated number of courses in psychology.  Some of the past sites for student practicums are:

  • Planned Parenthood
  • The ARC
    An agency that serves people with developmental disabilities
  • Tanager Place
    Serves children and adolescents with social and psychological needs
  • The Rape Victim Advocacy Program
  • Waypoint Women’s Shelter and Waypoint Day Program for Domestic Violence
  • St. Luke’s Hospital Child Protection Center
  • Equipping Youth
    Organization that promotes character education using the Powerful Choices abstinence program
  • REM Iowa
    Serves populations with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Four Oaks
    Largest non-profit child welfare, juvenile justice and behavior health agency in Iowa
  • Hope Lodge/American Cancer Society
    Provides residence for adults going through cancer treatments in Iowa City