An internship is a valuable opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience related to their field of study. Remember that experience can take many forms. You can gain valuable skills by volunteering or as a student worker on campus.
There are a number of resources to support you through this process from your academic advisor to faculty members and Career Services. Handshake and the Volunteer Resource Center can be great resources to find internships outside of the PSYC/NRSC field.
In the past students have participated in internships/volunteer opportunities through these organizations.
The best place to start is by having a discussion with a PSYC/NRSC advisor about whether an internship makes sense for you. We can connect you with resources to support you.
Tips on Securing an Internship
Consider exploring a range of social services / human services agencies in the Boulder/Denver area.
Think about the population you want to work with (kids, adolescents, adults, etc.)
Think about the topic or issue you're interested in (autism, eating disorders, trauma, adolescent development, etc.)
Search out those organizations to learn more about the work they do, their mission, etc. These organizations are more likely to hire students that mention a specific interest in or passion for working with that particular population.
Contact the organization you are interested in interning at to inquire about available internships. Reach out to the organization via email or their internship/volunteer form if listed on the website.