psychology professor

Internships & Research

Psychology majors complete an internship or advanced research project. These experiences give students valuable hands-on experience that prepares them for employment or continued education after graduation.

Recent Student Internship Placements

  • Family and Children’s Center
  • Partners in Excellence (outpatient autism therapy)
  • YMCA Teen Center
  • Behavioral Health units at local hospitals (Mayo, Gundersen Lutheran)
  • Various local counseling service agencies
  • AMS of Wisconsin (Medication assisted treatment and counseling services for adults with substance use disorders)

Recent Student Research Projects

  • “Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue: Caring for Aging Populations”
    • Student: Naomi Meinertz; Faculty Research Mentor: Stephanie Thorson-Olesen
  • “An Exploration of the Relationship between Grit and Risk of Substance Abuse Relapse: A Pilot Study”
    • Student: Theresa Hostert; Faculty Research Mentor: David Saunders-Scott
  • “Kids Say the Darnedest Things: Preschoolers’ Descriptions of Relations between Objects”
    • Students: Kaite Olund & Holly Skretta; Faculty Research Mentor: Liza Ware