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Internships

We encourage our Psychology majors to complete an internship during their college career. Internships allow students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply those theories and concepts to real-world situations. In their internships, our students learn valuable professional skills while also making a significant contribution to our Portland community. Many of our students report that their internship experience helped them to discern their future career path, land their first job, or gain admittance to graduate school.

Lewis & Clark College Psychology majors have two different options for internship experience while they are here.

  1. Many of our seniors (and some juniors) choose to take our Internship Capstone course (PSY445). Capstone courses are the culmination of our major. They are challenging seminar courses that ask students to integrate their knowledge from their major. In the Internship capstone course, students meet to discuss their internship experiences in class while also interning at one of our partner agencies for 10 hours per week.
  2. Throughout their college career, students may get college credit for internship experience through a practicum where they work closely with a faculty advisor while also interning at an agency. The practicum form can be found here: https://college.lclark.edu/live/files/199-internshipagreement

We are lucky to be located in the major metropolitan area of Portland, OR where there are over 100 hospitals, treatment centers, schools, social service agencies, nonprofits and government agencies that work with us to place our students in internships.

 

Agencies that Lewis and Clark Psychology Students have worked with in the past

 

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

Deborah Mertlich Therapy

Luke-Dorf Bridgeview

Portland DBT Institute

AGING, HOSPICE

Autumn Hills Alzheimer’s Specialty Care

Cedar Sinai Park

Oatfield Estates 

Providence PACE

Serenity Hospice

VOA - Day Treatment

ANIMALS/ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Cat Adoption Team Sherwood

Forward Stride PATH

Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW)

ART/MUSIC THERAPY

100th Monkey Studio

My Voice Music

Pacific Handicapped Artists (PHAME)

CHILD MENTAL HEALTH & THERAPY

Albertina Kerr Centers

Boys & Girls Aid Society

CARES Northwest child abuse evaluation

Centria Autism Services

Children’s Relief Nursery at Lifeworks NW

DePaul Youth Treatment

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Family Relief Nursery

Forward Stride PATH

Friendly House

Insights Teen Parent Program

Janus Youth Programs

LifeWorks Adolescent Tx Day Program

LifeWorks Children’s Psychiatric Tx Cntr

New Avenues for Youth

NW Behavioral Healthcare Svcs

OHSU Novel Interventions Child Health

OHSU Pediatric Psychiatry

OR Dept. of Human Services, Child Protective Services

Outward Bound

Pathways to Potential

Portland Speech Clinic

Serendipity Center

Trillium Family Services: Parry Center

Victory Academy-Autism

DRUG/ALCOHOL TREATMENT

Acadia NW

DePaul Treatment Center

Hooper Detox Center: Central City Concern

Lines for Life

Portland Addictions and Acupuncture Center

Serenity Lane

HEALTHCARE

Asian Health and Services Cntr

Cascade AIDS Project

Ctr. for Natural Medicine

Legacy Emanuel Child Rehab

National University of Natural medicine

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NW Portland Indian Health Board

Portland VA Medical Center

OHSU Genetic Counseling

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Wash

Wallace Medical Concern

HOMELESSNESS

Annie Ross House

Central City Concern- Living room

Council for the Homeless Vancouver

New Avenues for Youth

Operation Nightwatch

Outside In

P:ear: Homeless youth

Portland Rescue Mission

Transition Projects Homeless

Veteran Adm. Domiciliary Care

IMMIGRANT/REFUGEE SERVICES

ConeXiones Bilingual Counseling

International Refugee Center in Oregon

Pathways to Wellness - Multicult. couns.

Portland Central America Solidarity Comm.

JUSTICE SYSTEM/POLICE

Beaverton Police Department

Clackamas County Juvenile Court

Court-Appointed Special Advocate

Lake Oswego Police Department

Multnomah County Juvenile Court

Mult. Co. District Attorney

Mult. Co. DA Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Tigard Police Department

Washington Co. Community Corrections

Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office

LGBTQ+ SERVICES

Outside In

PDX Q Center

Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource

MINDFULNESS/YOGA AND MENTAL HEALTH

Feldenkrais Center of Portland

Living Yoga

Portland Mindfulness Therapy

MULTIPLE SERVICES (ADULT AND CHILD MENTAL HEALTH)

Columbia River Mental Health Services

Friendly House

Good Samaritan Ministries Int.

Impact NW

Lifeworks NW

Lutheran Community Services

Metropolitan Family Services

Salvation Army

SE Works Workforce Development

Sellwood Community Center

Volunteers of America

OTHER COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Beaverton KIA

Community Cycling Center

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

PARENTS/PARENTING

Continuing Education for Young Parents

Family Relief Nursery

Insights Teen Parent Program

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center

Parents Anonymous

POLITICS

New Voters Project

US Rep. Blumenauer’s District Office

RESEARCH

Dr. Allen OHSU Neuroscience

Ctr. For Outcomes. Research & Ed.

Dr. Crabbe OHSU Behavioral Neuroscience

Dr. Fair OHSU Imaging Lab

Dr. Nigg OHSU ADHD

Dr. Shinto OHSU Neurology

Heroic Imagination Project

Kaiser-Perm. Cntr for Health Research

NW Regional Educational Laboratory

Portland Alcohol Research Center

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

OHSU Child Dev. and Rehab. Cntr.

OHSU Anesthesiology Dept.

SCHOOLS, AFTER-SCHOOL, CHILD ENRICHMENT

Boys & Girls Club of Portland

Bridlemile Elementary School

Capitol Hill Elementary Portland

Cesar Chavez Middle School ELL Aide

Cooper Mountain Elementary Beaverton

Elmonica Elementary School Beaverton

Girls, Inc.

Girls on the Run Portland Metro

Hallinan Elementary Lake Oswego

Hawthorne Family Playschool

Holladay School Pioneer program

I Have a Dream Foundation

International School

Irvington Elementary School Portland

Jackson Middle School

Lane Middle School

Laurelhurst Elementary School

Llewellyn Elementary Portland

Markham Elementary Portland/SUN

Merlo Station High School Beaverton

Milwaukie High School

My Voice Music

NW Regional Educational Laboratory

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Our Lady of the Lake Youth Ministry

Playback Theater

Reynolds Learning Academy Fairview

Riverdale High School Mentor

Roseway Heights School Portland

Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN)

Sellwood Middle School/SUN

SUN Community School Markham

Specialty Athletic Training

The Marylhurst School

Tigard School District

Valley Community Presbyterian Youth Group

Wilson High School

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

Portland Winter Hawks

Specialty Athletic Training

SpinW: Sports Psychology Institute

WOMEN

Advocates for Women in Science

Bradley-Angle House

Call to Safety Crisis Line

Clackamas Women’s Services

Domestic Violence Resource Center

Gateway Center for Domestic Violence

Lovejoy Surgicenter Abortion Clinic

Multnumah Co. DA: Victim Advocate

Planned Parenthood Columbia/Willamette

Project Quest Women of Wisdom

Raphael House of Portland

Sexual Assault Resource Center SARC - Beaverton

The Cupcake Girls Portland

 




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