Psychology Internship Agency Descriptions

The following non-exhaustive list of agencies and organizations are willing to consider students for fall, spring, and summer internships. Potential interns are encouraged to do a broad search for possible internship sites, in consultation with the internship director. Brief descriptions of types of experiences available are provided below. Placements with agencies and organizations not listed below can also be arranged, since this list in no way represents all possible internship sites. For additional choices, talk with Dr. Wheeler, conduct your own search, or visit

Alliance Inc.

Alliance provides community-based services to people living with mental illness and developmental disabilities, as well as veterans facing homelessness. Interns help provide vocational and community rehabilitation for people with developmental and learning disabilities. For more information visit the website at

The ARC of Maryland

The Arc Maryland is the largest and strongest statewide advocacy organization advocating on behalf of and with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Maryland.

Art with a Heart

Art with a Heart brings its 10,000 visual art classes to abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; mentally and physically disabled adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care:

Baltimore County Bureau of Mental Health / Core Service Agency

The Core Service Agency is responsible for the planning, development, and monitoring of the public mental health services for Baltimore County residents. Interns will help coordinate mental health services involving a network of providers that offer outpatient clinics, day and residential rehabilitation services, case management, crisis services, and specialized programs for various age groups or special populations. For more information visit the website at

Baltimore County Department of Social Services

Interns help provide assistance to children, adults, and families. For more information visit the website at

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.

For the advanced student. Interns work shifts on a telephone hotline, providing crisis intervention, counseling, and information. Interns will learn to assess each caller’s presenting problem, support systems, coping mechanisms, and level of emergency in order to determine appropriate level of intervention.

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
1105 Light Street, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21230

Behavioral Health System Baltimore

Behavioral Health System Baltimore is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership in advancing behavioral health and wellness. The organization advocates for and helps guide innovative approaches to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery to help build healthier individuals, stronger families and safer communities. Its goal is to help build an efficient and responsive system that comprehensively addresses mental health and substance use disorder:

Camp Believe — Summer

Interns will work in a coeducational, therapeutic, summer day camp for children ages 6-13, most with behavioral and emotional disabilities. Interns will have the opportunity to provide group counseling under the supervision of a licensed clinician addressing issues such as behavioral management, conflict resolution, improving peer relations, improving coping skills and self-esteem, and grief and loss. For more information visit the website at

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute has several openings for undergraduate or graduate volunteers to help with a multi-site research intervention for non-verbal autistic children. Possible assignments include videotaping evaluations and research treatment sessions, setting up and breaking down testing rooms, filing of data, general office duties, data entry from research instruments, and other research related activities depending on time commitment, interests of the student, and the needs of the project. A minimum of 4-6 hours per week is required. Two references, a resume or C.V. are required and should be addressed to the Research Coordinator of CCNIA. Please also include your availability. This is a great opportunity for motivated students interested in research, autism, or speech. Please send all application materials and inquiries to Catherine Riskie at

Center for Mental Health

The Center for Mental Health is an alcohol and drug treatment facility that conducts clinical evaluations, educational programming, and individual and group therapy. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in evaluations and therapy under the supervision of a licensed clinician. For more information visit the website at

Copper Ridge Institute

The Copper Ridge Institute (CRI), affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is at the forefront of scientific research related to the treatment and care of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with two intervention studies examining how (if at all) physical exercise (walking or the gym) impacts individuals suffering with dementia. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the intervention and data collection process. CRI is also conducting two validation studies; the first on an internet based Dementia Risk Assessment, and the second on a novel assessment consisting of six computerized tests. Interns will learn how to administer various assessments and have the opportunity to assist in data collection. Depending on level of interest and prior experience interns may have the opportunity to assist with data analysis and literature reviews. Interns will be required to participate in weekly educational activities at Copper Ridge, a dementia-specific long-term care community, including Clinical Rounds, Grand Rounds, and Journal Club. Other educational opportunities are available, as well as the opportunity to assist the Education Coordinator with planning and implementing various programs. To learn more about the Copper Ridge Institute, our current research studies, faculty, and educational offerings, please visit


Cornerstone at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is a treatment center funded by Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems. The program provides non-pharmacological, evidence-based treatment for individuals with substance abuse disorders. Some of the services offered are vocational assistance and job acquisition services, program sponsored recreational activities, coordination of care with variety of community services (i.e. medical, psychiatric, educational, housing assistance), and transportation. Cornerstone is a strengths-based, resource rich six month program of individual and group therapy which is titrated over the course of treatment depending upon the client's progress. The internship will provide knowledge about the specific addictions, the types of people who are most at risk, the symptoms, screening, and training on how to have one on one therapy sessions with clients. The internship provides students with the opportunities to have face-to-face individual sessions as well as leading group therapy sessions. You will be working with a team of 4 therapists and receiving clinical supervision from a licensed clinical professional counselor. You will get hands on experience working with a diverse client population in a dual community and research therapeutic treatment settings. If interested in taking a tour of our program and learning more about Cornerstone, please contact Jennifer Facteau at 410-550-5930 or

Crisis Response Hotline

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (BCRI) is a helping organization serving Baltimore City for over 20 years.The mission of BCRI is to provide timely and effective crisis intervention and addictions treatment services in the least restrictive environment possible.

Francis X. Gallagher Services

Interns assist individuals with developmental disabilities ages 18-65 years in vocational and therapeutic programs. For more information visit the website at

Grassroots Crisis Intervention

For the advanced student. Interns work shifts on a telephone hotline, providing crisis intervention, counseling, and information; provide walk-in crisis counseling; and help in emergency shelters and transitional housing. For more information visit the website at

Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz

Interns work in the human resources department of a law firm. Interns must have completed Industrial Psychology or a related course and/or completed application for a graduate program in human resources or business. Interns must be articulate, professional, and poised: 410-938-8800.

House of Ruth Gateway Project

A 22 week program for men who have been violent or controlling in their intimate relationships. Our program is designed to challenge and change abusive behavior. The program helps participants understand the effects of their actions, accept responsibility, and take the necessary steps to change how they relate to and interact with the people closest to them. For more information visit the website at

Kennedy Krieger Family Center

The Kennedy Krieger Family Center provides mental health and support services for children, adolescents, and families who experience trauma through the effects of abuse, neglect, and environmental factors. Interns help in collecting outcome data. For more information visit the website at

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Interns assist in providing behavioral treatment of children with disruptive behavior disorders, brain injury, autism, and learning disorders. Interns collect data, score standardized behavioral assessment measures, and conduct functional analyses of behavior. For more information visit the website at Julia O'Connor (supervising psychologist in the Unit)

League for People with Disabilities

Interns may help in several areas, including providing services for adults with physical, neurological, and psychological disabilities; therapeutic recreational programs for activities for children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities; and vocational rehabilitation and training for people with developmental and learning disabilities. For more information visit the website at

Mental Health Association of Maryland

Since 1915, the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) has been a leader in progressive programs resulting in more effective treatment, improved outcomes for individuals, increased research and greater public understanding of the needs of children and adults living with mental illness. MHA envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice:

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland (NCADD-Maryland)

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland (NCADD-MD) focuses on raising public awareness and sensitivity on the issue of alcoholism and drug dependence in Maryland through sustaining a campaign of education, information-dissemination and public policy advocacy to ensure persons affected by the disease of addiction, and their families, have access to resources, support systems and services critical in accessing treatment and sustaining recovery:

National Aquarium

Internships at the National Aquarium provide hands-on and minds-on experiences that add value to any college education. Applying classroom knowledge, interns obtain valuable job experience and establish professional contacts. College internship positions are available year-round in many departments throughout the Aquarium. The Aquarium makes every effort to match interns to work that complements their studies, interests, and skills.

National Institute on Aging

Interns assist researchers in investigating factors related to aging, including the biology of aging, neuropsychology of aging, behavioral and social changes, and geriatrics. For more information visit the website at

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Interns assist researchers in investigating the neurobiological mechanisms and behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse and of drugs that may be used in the treatment of addiction. Studies are conducted on animals and humans using a variety of techniques, including behavioral evaluations, neuroanatomical analyses, pharmacological and electrophysiological activation of brain circuits, and brain imaging. For more information visit the website at

Penn - Mar

Interns will assist a multidisciplinary team in providing support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential homes. For more information visit the website at Locations throughout northern Baltimore County and southern York County, Pennsylvania

Recovery in Community, Inc. Outpatient Treatment Program

RIC is a community based certified, non-profit organization 501C(3) #31202992, treatment program that services men and women who are in recovery from substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, homelessness, and an array of other life challenges. Our contact information is 31 North Fulton Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21223. The contact person is Ms. Sharon G. King. The contact number is 410-362-1400.


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