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Psychology Internships

Nothing beats real-world experiences

Our students have landed great internships working directly with brain injury rehabilitation, at-risk children and teens, youth emergency shelters, educational programs for young women and many more. Our location near Des Moines opens up great opportunities.

Here are a list of recent internships:

Broadlawn’s Medical Center


  • Co-facilitate groups
  • Provide clients with information and resources
  • Shadow and assist the full time social worker at group homes

Indianola Middle School - School Counselor


  • Help schedule and plan events
  • Observe meetings with students
  • Collaborate with other counselors, schools staff and administration

West Des Moines Police Department


  • Shadow law enforcement professionals including officer and detectives
  • Assist in evidence and suggest ways to improve organization and efficiency
  • Organize information for intelligence meetings

Treatment Coordinator at Newton Correctional Facility


  • Assist in group therapy services for substance abuse within the prison
  • Use a cognitive-behavior approach to improve cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills among offenders

The Village – Skilled care facility in Indianola


  • Aids in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities for nursing home, hospice and memory care residents
  • Designs programs to encourage socializations, provide entertainment, relaxation and fulfillment and improve daily living skills

Central Iowa Shelter Services


  • Attending to client’s needs both physically and emotionally
  • Answer questions and manage the front desk
  • Create resource packets for clients