Industrial/Organizational Psychology Internships
All I/O students have the option of completing one of two capstone projects. One option is to participate in a minimum 150-hour internship (called a practicum in the formal ASU Bulletin) onsite at a business. This internship accounts for six of the 42 credits necessary for graduation. To be eligible to begin the internship, you must have completed the first year of work in the program. The internship is optional but strongly recommended.
If you choose to forego the internship, you must begin thesis work in the intermediate summer term. Students typically enroll for the internship in the summer and spend six to eight weeks on site. It is possible that you will need to travel to another city to do the internship, so consider that when preparing. Your responsibilities during this time may include:
- Completing an organizational assessment on a particular I/O topic utilizing data collection and analysis
- Completing projects as needed by the host organization
- Working with the management staff to learn about and assess current I/O-related practices in the organization
- Reporting orally and in writing about your experience and the organizational assessment you completed
For more information on the program, contact an I/O faculty member.