The Hofstra Psychology Department is seeking applications for an exciting summer internship program. Earn credit, and get paid! Read about the Health Careers Opportunity Program below, and if it sounds like a good fit, complete the application. Five positions are available. Deadline: Monday, April 7th. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.
Health Careers Opportunity Program
The basics: This program will assist educationally and/or economically disadvantaged individuals toward entry into graduate programs in the mental health care field. Accepted students will complete an internship in the mental health care field, complete a paper related to their internship experiences, and participate in seminars that provide mentoring for applying to graduate programs in the mental health care field (e.g., Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Social Work). Students will be placed at internship sites that match their interests. Upon completion of the program, students will earn three credits of PSY 99, which will count toward their Specialty/Applied electives requirement for the Psychology major (or toward their general electives, for non-majors).
Accepted interns will receive a stipend of $1,200 and the fee for PSY 99 will be waived.
• Internships will take place during Summer 2014 at one of our partner organizations throughout Long Island and Manhattan (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center, and Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine). Interns will need to provide their own transportation to their internship site.
• Interns will be expected to commit eight hours of their time, two days a week, over the span of five weeks during the summer.
• Interns will attend a number of local seminars during Summer 2014 led by professionals from various disciplines in psychology. Topics will include: (a) what to expect from graduate school, (b) how to identify reputable and appropriate programs, (c) how to write and revise a resume (or c.v.), and (d) coaching on how to take the GRE.
Eligibility / How to apply:
• Must self-identify with educationally and/or economically disadvantaged status (view application for the specific criteria)
• Students must indicate an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in the Mental Health Field
• Completion of at least 60 credits (including transfer credits) by the end of Spring 2014
• Intend to continue at Hofstra at least two additional semesters beyond Summer 2014
• Deadline: April 7, 2014
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) was made possible by funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration