- Linfield College
Department of Psychology


In the past, students have completed internships in all areas of psychology. Many have worked in after-school enrichment programs, correctional facilities, nursing homes, abuse shelters, mental hospitals, academic research centers, media companies, and local elementary schools. They have mentored troubled youth, worked with special-needs children, provided services to abused parents, assisted with projects at large research universities, and learned about educational public policy. In short, their experiences have not only provided them with invaluable professional skills, but have also made a positive impact on the community.

These are some examples of recent internships placements. As you read through the list, realize that there are many more possibilities for internships:

  • Henderson House Family Crisis Shelter
  • Juliette's House Child Abuse Assessment Center
  • Metro Crisis Line, Portland
  • Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon
  • CHOICE Mentoring Program
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Kids on the Block
  • Columbus Elementary School
  • Duniway Middle School
  • McMinnville High School/Middle School Counseling
  • McMinnville Police Department
  • Oregon State Hospital, Salem (Forensics Unit)
  • Yamhill County Community Corrections
  • George Mason University, Va. (American Psychological Association Summer Science Fellow)
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • Stanford University (Research Assistant)
  • Brown University Medical Center
  • Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Oregon Health Sciences University (Occupational Therapy)
  • Western State Mental Hospital, Wash.
  • Oregon School for the Deaf
  • Portland Council on Autism
  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • Hillside Retirement Community
  • Clear Channel Communications
  • Salem Capitol (Intern in Education Public Policy)