Internships & Service Learning

PSYC 407 Community Internship in Psychology

Our internship is a Psychology elective course (you pay tuition, you get a grade, it counts toward the major) that requires 150 hours of volunteer service at a community nonprofit social service agency. We have specific placements available from which you can choose; students do not find their own placements. An application is required so you need to plan a semester in advance.

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Resilient Families Project programs:

Students can apply for course credit through Psyc 407 (Community Internships in Psychology (application attached)) or Psyc 491 (Independent Research in Psychology.)

Programs take place at Hotel Louisville every Thursday (nearly year-round) from 6:00 - 8:30pm and students must be on-site ~ 5:30 - 9:00pm (or later). Students involved in internship or independent research courses are also required to attend RFP Lab Meetings on Wednesdays fro 3:30-5:30 on campus.

Students are encouraged to join us for a Thursday evening program to 'shadow' … to explore the fit between their skills and academic/career goals.  

Contact to make arrangements.


PSYC 408  International Service Learning & Research

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Northern Ireland

Bosnia and Herzegovina

These off-campus cultural immersion experiences are intended to expose undergraduate students to applicable theories of intergroup contact, transitional justice, conflict resolution, and international travel to Northern Ireland or Bosnia and Herzegovina during Summer Term I.  Based on the pedagogical model of learning-through-doing, 8-12 students per program will gain practical experience working directly on a faculty member’s on-going research project in Northern Ireland or Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Students will develop knowledge of the impact that intergroup contact has in assisting conflict resolution, behavioral and mental health, and multicultural psychology. Emphasis is based on cognitive, social, and peace psychology perspectives.

Click here for additional details for the ISL&RP: Northern Ireland (2018 Summer Term I)

Click here for additional details for the ISL&RP: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Click here for the Short-Term Study Abroad Checklist and Recommendation forms

More Information

For additional information, please contact Dr. Melinda Leonard, International Service Learning Director, at