Psychology Degree, School, and Career Resources

Below are listed some of the best psychology education and career resources found anywhere on the Internet. If you have a recommendation for a resource you’d like to see in our directory please let us know.

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Psychology Internship Resources

  • APA Graduate Students Page on Internships – APA recognizes the importance of the post-graduate internship to the future career of psychology students. To help graduate students with the internship process American Psychology Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) has put together a great resource designed to help students prepare, select, apply and interview for doctoral internships is professional psychology. As there are typically more interns seeking internships than there are available internships, APGAGS is working hard to address the crisis and provide more and higher quality internship opportunities to its members.

  • APPIC – Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) was established to help psychology students who are looking for post-doctoral training and internships opportunities. Their website offers a service ("APPIC Match") that matches qualified students with the best internship/training programs. Through the APPIC website students can also gain access to a national matching service and APPIC Directory Online (DoL) and the APPIC Application. Many of these programs are updated regularly, so you'll want to check back frequently to see what new opportunities may exist.

  • Internships.com – Psychology Internship Search – This website offers a decent database of medical, health care and government agencies that have psychology and mental health related internship opportunities for qualifying students. The listing change regularly, so it's a good website to come back and visit frequently. As most psychology internships are very competitive, its important to jump an any new internship opportunities as soon as they appear.

National Minority Associations in Psychology

  • Asian American Psychological Association – Founded in 1972 by an aspiring group of Asian American psychologists working in California's Bay Area, the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of the Asian American community, educating and training of Asian American psychologists and mental health professionals, and advancing Asian American Psychology. Joining the AAPA entitles members to many benefits and services, including access to the Asian American Journal of Psychology, Asian American Psychologist Newsletter and AAPA sponsored psychology conventions held across the United States. Through the association's website members can search AAPA member database for referrals, including type of mental health practitioner and languages spoken. Members are also provided access to AAPA List Serv and various teaching resources, such as a downloadable syllabi (located in the members only area). The AAPA List Serv service provides members access to leaders within the field of psychology in order to support research, learning and discussion. Through AAPA's national network of psychology research, professionals and academics, members may also find career, internship, apprenticeship and mentoring opportunities.

  • Association of Black Psychologists – The Association of Black Psychologists (ABSI) was first established in 1968 to address the many problems and crisis facing aspiring black psychologists and to address mental health issues within the black community. The goal of the ABSI, then and now, is to advance causes that improve the mental health of the black community through training and advocacy. Today, the ABSI is 1400 members strong and growing. While there is a fee to join the ABSI, membership provides several benefits. Members will receive regular issues of the The Journal of Black Psychology (as well as the Psych Discourse), discounted rates to annual conventions, access to mentors and mentoring opportunities, and participation in the public Psychologist Listing Program.

  • National Latina/o Psychological Association – The objective and mission of the National Latina/o Psychological Association’s (NLPA) is to promote training and education and organizational change in order to advance the profession of psychology among Latinos and enhance the over all mental health of Hispanic and Latino communities. There are various benefits membership with the NLPA provides. These include a subscription to the NLPA Newsletter, discounted pricing for conferences and online job postings, opportunity to network with other mental health professionals focusing on the Latino population, access to mentorship and internship opportunities and use of the NLPA Electronic Communication List.

  • Society of Indian Psychologists – The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) was established to address the serious mental health needs of Native American Indian tribes and populations and promote the profession and training of psychologists within Indian communities. Membership in the SIP is extended to therapists, social workers, counselors and professionals within the medical and mental health industries. Memberships fees for professionals may change from year to year–but typically are not much. Membership is also extended to students who are required pay a nominal annual fee of just five dollars.

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Diversity Resources Within Psychology

  • SPNMentorship Program – The SPN Mentorship Program is the largest mentorship program of its kind in the United States. The program is designed for undergraduate and underrepresented (minority) psychology students pursuing a career in personality psychology or social psychology. Student are able to get connected with one of over 500 faculty mentors in psychology and the mental health field. To qualify students must be a minority, from the LGBT community or physically disabled.

  • SPSPDiversity Fund The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Diversity Fund was established with the primary purpose of promoting diversity within the professions of social and personality psychology. The fund is designed specifically to pay the travel related expenses of qualifying students who want to attend SPSP conferences. The travel award is up to $500 and can be applied toward food, transportation, lodging and registration fees for the conference.

  • GLBTAlliance in Social and Personality Psychology – This alliance is non-profit professional group is is open all individuals (regardless of sexual orientation). However, it was founded specifically to provide social and professional support GLBT students pursuing opportunities in social and personal psychology. The alliance's objectives are to promote the visibility of LGBT researchers and research within psychology and provide a forum for LGBT students, faculty and professionals to opening communicate and network.

  • AmericanPsychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program – The Minority Fellowship Program sponsored by APA is a federally funded program designated for ethnic/racial minorities. It is dedicated increasing the involvement of minorities, as individuals and groups, in the psychology profession. The fellowship provides financial support and funding for professional activities and research relating to ethnic minority behavioral health and/or services. The program involves over 1,400 psychology students/trainees at over 100 institutions.

  • Guidebooksand Resources for Students of Color – This is a resource provided on the American Psychological Association website for students of color at the high school, undergraduate and post-graduate education levels.

  • RiSE-UP (formerly the Ethnic Minority Concerns Committee of APSSC)
  • PsiAlpha Omega (national honor society in psychology)
  • Informationfor Students with Disabilities (from APAGS)

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