March 17, 2014
Tagged: Derner School of Psychology, Center for Career and Professional Development, Adelphi University

Learning at Work: The Adelphi Undergraduate Psychology Internship Program


Garden City, NY, December 10, 2013—A snowfall that began early in the day has blanketed the campus in white and made roads difficult to travel. Yet, the 11 psychology majors who participated in Adelphi’s innovative internship program for undergraduate psychology majors have made it to their final class and are ready to present posters about their internship experiences.

When their professor, Francine Conway, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’99, chair of Adelphi’s undergraduate psychology department and creator of the internship program, arrives, the students launch in. What unfolds is a glimpse of the many lessons the students gained from their richly varied experiences.

Through interviews, a few of the students gave even more detailed reflections, and we share them with you here.

Sonam Kapoor: Getting Beyond the Theories: My Internship with Nassau BOCES

Sonam Kapoor

What began as a half-year internship working with children with special learning needs has grown into a yearlong experience.

» View Sonam’s Profile

Kristen Sylvan: Learning Something New Every Day: My Undergraduate Internship with Bridges to Adelphi

Kristen Sylvan

Served as a learning strategist supporting students at Adelphi with autism spectrum disorder, social anxiety disorders and other nonverbal learning disabilities.

» View Kristen’s Profile

Jay Rosenthal: A Unique Clinical Experience: My Internship with the National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association

Jay Rosenthal

Gained experience in both the clinical and industrial and organizational areas of psychology.

» View Jay’s Profile

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Tagged: Derner School of Psychology, Center for Career and Professional Development, Adelphi University