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Internships and Experiential Learning

Intern in all areas of psychology.

Many Linfield students have worked in after-school enrichment programs, correctional facilities, nursing homes, abuse shelters, mental hospitals, academic research centers, media companies and local elementary schools. They have mentored troubled youth, worked with special-needs children, provided services to abused parents, assisted with projects at large research universities and learned about educational public policy.

These experiences not only provided invaluable professional skills for you. They make a positive impact on the community.

Here are some examples of recent internships placements. Many more possibilities are available!

Mental health services:

  • Henderson House Family Crisis Shelter
  • Juliette's House Child Abuse Assessment Center
  • Metro Crisis Line, Portland
  • Western State Mental Hospital, Washington

Youth programs:

  • Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon
  • CHOICE Mentoring Program
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Kids on the Block

Educational settings:

  • Columbus Elementary School
  • Duniway Middle School
  • McMinnville High School/Middle School Counseling
  • Oregon School for the Deaf

Law enforcement and corrections:

  • McMinnville Police Department
  • Oregon State Hospital, Salem (Forensics Unit)
  • Yamhill County Community Corrections

Research institutions:

  • George Mason University, Va. (American Psychological Association Summer Science Fellow)
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • Stanford University (Research Assistant)

Health services:

  • Brown University Medical Center
  • Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Oregon Health Sciences University (Occupational Therapy)
  • Portland Council on Autism


  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • Hillside Retirement Community

Public policy and communications:

  • Clear Channel Communications
  • Salem Capitol (Intern in Education Public Policy)