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Internship Opportunities

Below are a few examples of the many internship opportunities in CCSU's Psychology Department.

Internships supervised by       Dr. Joanne Diplacido

Dr. DiPlacido offers internships in prevention and wellness, as well as other areas related to health psychology.

Wheeler Clinic Prevention and Wellness Program

Atrium at Rocky Hill (assisted living facility)

Arden Courts, Farmington (assisted living facility)

Sexual Assault Crisis Center, New Britain

Friendship Center, New Britain (programs for homeless persons)

Research internships on PTSD at UCONN Health Center, Farmington

Ct. Behavioral Health

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

State of CT. Veterans’ Home at Rocky Hill

VITAS Hospice Care

Public Health CT. State Legislature

Internships supervised by       Dr. Marc Goldstein 

Dr. Goldstein offers internships in community psychology, primarily in areas other than direct service.

Governor’s Prevention Partnership (GPP in Hartford). This internship focuses on prevention services. The exact project that a student works on depends upon the organization’s need, the student’s interest and skills.

The Consultation Center (Yale campus), Connecticut Junior Republic (Torrington area) and other sites. The specifics of the internship are negotiated like with the GPP.

Internships supervised by       Dr. Carol Austad

Dr. Austad offers internships in biofeedback, peace, and community/clinical settings.

Community/clinical settings. A variety of internships with varying focuses. For example, one internship with New Britain Youth and Family Services provides opportunities to work with at-risk individuals in groups or one-on-one.  Also, there are opportunities to work with persons in need of rehabilitation services.

Peace Psychology (Hartford and CCSU) focuses on projects related to peace, conflict management, and peace education. The intern works in a nonprofit organization, Pax Educare. The specific projects vary as a function of the organization’s needs and the interest and experience of the student. Projects have ranged from working with students to learn conflict management skills to coordinating a conference in peace education.

Biofeedback focuses on learning stress management techniques through biofeedback and conducting outreach programs to the community to teach stress management techniques. The specific projects vary as a function of the needs of the organizations with which we are working and the experience and skill level of the student. Projects range from researching the effectiveness of various stress management methods to presenting workshops.


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