Internship Opportunities for Psychology Students

Parris Island Internship

USCB’s Psychology program offers optional internship and practicum opportunities in the field of psychology. You'll put your classroom theories to work, follow best-practice guidelines and gain hands-on experience as you practice ethics and professional behavior in a community setting. You will also select personal learning goals specific to your internship.

Interns make connections with potential future employers, learn skills employers want to see and may develop strong references to boost their success upon graduation. Internships for USCB academic credit are usually unpaid.

USCB Psychology students have completed internships at:

  • Hope Performance Systems
  • Hopeful Horizons
  • Wright Directions
  • Volunteers in Medicine
  • BriteLife Recovery Center
  • Memory Matters
  • Brain Balance
  • Coastal Empire Mental Health
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Department

For more information about Psychology internships, contact internship coordinator Sandra Kazlauskaite Knapp, MS, LPCS at

Ashlan McNinch
“USCB gave me a strong foundation in basic psychology courses, research methods and statistics. I’m now a doctoral student in East Carolina University’s Clinical Health Psychology program. I’m researching the role of Illness perception in cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation. I chose USCB after initially starting at a larger university and then deciding I would prefer a smaller school. I loved USCB’s location at the beach and new and up-to-date campus.”
Ashlan McNinch
Psychology Major, Class of 2018