Organizational Psychology Internships: Putting Theory to the Real-World Test

A distinguishing feature of CSPP’s Organizational Psychology PhD program is the integration of courses, seminars, research and professional training with field experience.

Students develop professional practice related skills in organizational psychology and consulting through a variety of professional training experiences including class projects, case studies, in-class simulations, and internship.

Hands-On Training Side-By-Side with Experts

All students gain practical experience through supervised internships across a variety of settings settings such as consulting firms, major corporations, government agencies, and community organizations.

Field placements and/or internships provide students with hands-on training in:

  • Organizational systems
  • The diagnosis of organizational problems
  • The design, implementation and evaluation of intervention strategies.

Full-Time or Part-Time Internships

While many doctoral students participate in two years of half-time (15-22 hours per week) placements, in some programs students obtain one-year full-time or half-time internships that take place throughout the United States or sometimes abroad.

Dynamic Internship Opportunities

Examples of internships for doctoral students include:

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Stanford University Human Resources
  • Edison
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • City of Hope
  • Coach Source