Psychology Internship Agency Descriptions

 

The following agencies and organizations are willing to consider students for fall, spring, and summer internships.  Brief descriptions of types of experiences available are provided.  Placements with agencies and organizations not listed below can also be arranged. Visit http://www.towson.edu/careercenter/student/internship.asp or The Volunteer Center of BVU Maryland, www.volunteercentral.net for information about hundreds of other internship (volunteer) opportunities.

 

Alliance Inc.

 

Interns help provide vocational and community rehabilitation for people with developmental and learning disabilities.

For more information visit the website at www.allianceinc.org

Administrative Office:

Alliance Inc.

7701 Wise Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21222

Locations throughout metropolitan Baltimore

 

Alternative Directions

 

Interns help provide rehabilitation, solutions to legal problems, and employment for men and women awaiting trial, in jail, or on probation. 

For more information visit the website at www.alternativedirections.org

Alternative Directions

2505 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

 

Anne Arundel County Police Department, Juvenile/Victim Assistance Section

Contact Debbie  Tall  [P02239@aacounty.org]

 

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 www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/health/mental

Baltimore County Bureau of Mental Health / Core Service Agency

Drumcastle Center

6401 York Road, 3rd Floor

Towson, MD 21212

 


 

Baltimore County Department of Social Services

Interns help provide assistance to children, adults, and families.

For more information visit the website at www.dhr.state.md.us/baltocounty.htm

Administrative Office:

Baltimore County Department of Social Services

Drumcastle Center

6401 York Road

Baltimore, MD 21212

Locations throughout Baltimore County

Baltimore County Public Schools

Interns help school psychologists in the assessment and development of intervention programs for children with learning disabilities, emotional problems, or limited intellectual capacity.

Administrative Office:

Office of Pupil Services

Baltimore County Public Schools

9610 Pulaski Park Drive

Baltimore, MD 21227

Locations throughout Baltimore County

 

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

 

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 campbelieve.org

Camp Believe

2453 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21218

 


 

Camp Greentop  —  Summer in Catoctin Mountains

 

A residential summer camp located in Catoctin Mountain National Park, near Thurmont, MD, offers interns the opportunity to assist in providing therapeutic recreational activities for children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities.

 

For more information visit the website at www.campgreentop.org

Administrative Office:

The League for People with Disabilities

1111 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21239

 

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 riskie@kennedykrieger.org .

 

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 www.cmh.welcomeyou.com

Center for Mental Health
Court House Commons
222 Bosley Avenue, Suite C-3
Towson, MD 21204

 

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. CRI takes the cumulative scientific knowledge from its research and that of others and applies it to the creation of educational and training programs for physicians, healthcare providers, and home caregivers who are working daily on the front-lines of this disease.
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. Scores from both of these new assessments are then compared to “gold standard” assessments to see if the new tests can discern between “normal” cognitive functioning and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). 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 www.crinstitute.org.

Contact:
Justin Blehar, Research Coordinator
710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
410-795-8808 x 1150
bleharj@emacommunities.org



Cornerstone

 

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.  The treatment overview is split into two outpatient groups- one is the intensive outpatient group which is a recourse intensive 30-45 day program of individual and group therapy; after completion of intensive outpatient clients are transferred to the less intensive outpatient level of care.  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 intership 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.

Directors:

Michelle Tuten, LCSW-C

Jennifer Facteau, LCPC

 

Phone Number for Cornerstone: 410-550-7680

If interested in taking a tour of our program and learning more about Cornerstone, please contact Jennifer Facteau at 410-550-5930 or jfactea1@jhmi.edu

 

Devereux Foundation

The Devereux Foundation offers a full-year training program to recent college graduates interested in psychology, social work, counseling, and/or special education.  This would be an ideal opportunity for your current seniors or recent alumni who want to solidify their research and clinical interests through hands-on experience for a year before applying to graduate school.

http://ppt.DevereuxICTR.org

Valerie Shapiro

Co-Director, Professional Psychology Traineeship Institute of Clinical Training and Research Devereux Foundation traineeship@devereux.org

 

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

www.catholiccharities-md.org/Disabilities/gallagher.html

Administrative Office:

Francis X. Gallagher Services Headquarters

2520 Pot Spring Road

Timonium, MD 21093

Locations throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Harford County

Franciscan Youth Center

 

Interns will help in an after-school program providing academic support and enrichment programs for children ages 7-14.  Interns may help in providing interventions for at-risk youth and their families.  Interns may also work during a 6-week summer camp for children. 

For more information visit the website at www.franciscanyouthcenter.org

Franciscan Youth Center

2209 Greenmount Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21218

 

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 www.grassrootscrisis.org

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.

6700 Freetown Road

Columbia, MD 21044

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.

Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz

901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 400

Towson, MD 21204

House of Ruth

For the advanced student.  Interns help victims of domestic violence and their children.  Interns will provide counseling and information about support services, staff a counseling hotline, assist in courthouse legal clinics, and help in emergency shelters and transitional housing.

For more information visit the website at www.hruth.org

 

Administrative Office:

House of Ruth Maryland
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD  21218

Locations throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County

 

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 www.kennedykrieger.org/kki_cp.jsp?pid=2258&bl=1

Kennedy Krieger Family Center
2901 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

 


 

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 www.kennedykrieger.org

Julia O'Connor (supervising psychologist in the Unit) oconnor@kennedykrieger.org.

Kennedy Krieger Institute

707 North Broadway

Baltimore, MD 21205

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 www.leagueforpeople.org

 

The League for People with Disabilities

1111 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21239

 

Lisner Louise Dickson Hurt Home

 

Interns will help provide social and health care services in a shelter for homeless, elderly persons in Washington, D.C.

Lisner Louise Dickson Hurt Home

5425 Western Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20015

For more information visit the website at www.lldhhome.org

Montgomery County Public Schools

Interns help school psychologists in the assessment of and development of intervention programs for children with learning disabilities, emotional problems, or limited intellectual capacity.

Administrative Office:

Psychological Services

Carver Educational Services Center

850 Hungerford Drive

Rockville, MD 20850

Locations throughout Montgomery County


 

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 www.nia.nih.gov

Gerontology Research Center

5600 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224-6825

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 www.nia.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse

5500 Nathan Shock Drive

Baltimore, MD 21224

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 www.penn-mar.org

Administrative Office:

Penn-Marr Organization, Inc.

310 Old Freeland Road

Freeland, MD 21053

           

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.

Sheppard - Pratt

 

Interns will assist staff in providing children, adolescents, adults, or the elderly treatment for behavioral, mental health, and addiction problems in hospital inpatient units, day hospitals, group homes, the Forbush School (pre-K to Grade 12), and outpatient community mental health centers.  The main facility is adjacent to Towson University.

For more information visit the website at www.sheppardpratt.org

Sheppard Pratt Health System

6501 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21285-6815


 

Springfield Hospital Center

 

Interns assist staff in a state psychiatric hospital provide a wide range of clinical services for the treatment of persons with mental illness.

For more information visit the website at dhmh.state.md.us/springfield

Springfield Hospital Center
6655 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784

Villa Maria

Interns will assist a multidisciplinary treatment team provide mental health and special education services to children ages 3-14with emotional and behavioral disorders, most of whom live in Villa Maria’s residential treatment center.

For more information visit the website at

www.catholiccharities-md.org/volunteer/villamariacontinuumvolunteer.html

Villa Maria

2300 Dulaney Valley Road

Timonium, MD 21093-2739

 

Wachovia Corporation

The internship is for students interested in industrial / organization psychology and human resources.  Students will primarily assist with interviewing and testing applicants for bank teller positions in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Wachovia Corporation

7 St. Paul Street, 3rd Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

Wediko Children’s Services  —  Summer in New Hampshire

An 8-week summer residential treatment program in Windsor, NH, for children ages 6-18 with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.  Interns work as residential counselors; special education assistants for language arts, math, and science classes; therapeutic activity assistants in aquatics, athletics, and visual and performing arts.

For more information visit the website at www.wediko.org

Wediko Children’s Services Summer Program

11 Bobcat Boulevard.
Windsor, NH 03244

 

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