Internships Provide Foundation

All Suffolk psychology students are required to complete an academic internship—helping you lay the foundation and gain real-world experience for your future career.  PYSCH 340 Professional Development in Psychology and PSYCH 350 the Psychology Internship are offered to help students experience an internship while getting credit and building their professional network. PSYCH 340 is a prerequisite to PSYCH 350. Many students also take advantage of non-credit internships. The Career Development Center can help you find an internship.

Past students have interned at such places as the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Samaritans, Bay Cove Human Services, and Autism Research Foundation.


At its heart, psychology is the study of human behavior, and human behavior is relevant to most careers. Some graduates go on to pursue graduate study and become psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors. Others work in social and human services, communications, education, health care, nonprofits, and business.

Recent graduates are working at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Melmark New England, and MGH Institute of Health Professions; and studying at Boston University, St. John’s University, and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

The career center is available to all students and we highly recommend our students take advantage of this service.