Practicum and Internship Opportunities

Practicum and Internship Opportunities

Practicum and Internship are cornerstone experiences in clinical psychology programs. Masters students work as clinicians in the community, treating clients in individual, couple, or group therapies in addition to providing psychoeducation workshops and educational/intellectual assessment and testing. During this time, students receive supervision and training from an on-site supervisor.

Penn State Harrisburg students have formed strong connections with a variety of practicum and internship placements over the years, most of which are within a 30-minute drive of campus. Listed below is a summary of common Penn State Harrisburg student placements, as well as a map of where most sites are located. More information can be found in the program handbook.

Typical Practicum Opportunities
Setting Adults Child/Adolescent Total #
University Counseling Center 2 N/A 2
Community Mental Health Clinic 23 21 23
Medical Hospital/ Clinic 4 3 5
Psychiatric Hospital 2 2 2
Jail 6 1 6
Military 1 N/A 1
Schools (K-12) N/A 8 8