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Co-op for Psychology Majors

Through Drexel’s renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their resumes and building a professional network in the process. Psychology majors find co-op positions in hospitals, school districts, independent research institutes, academic settings, and within Drexel faculty labs.

APA ethical guidelines prevent undergraduates from direct contact with clinical populations, but there are opportunities for indirect interactions in intake and data collection settings. While many co-op experiences are paid, some non-profit organizations that provide psychological services may only be able to offer unpaid positions.

Recent employers and positions include:

  • Ronald McDonald House: Family Room Intern, Philadelphia, PA
  • Joseph J. Peters Institute: Forensic Case Manager
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Behavioral Science Research Student
  • Seabrook House: Therapist, Counselor’s Assistant Level 1
  • Drexel University: Juvenile Justice Research Assistant with Naomi Goldstein, PhD
  • Thomas Jefferson Hospital: Assistant to the Mindfulness Institute
  • Bancroft Neurohealth: Clinical Associate
  • YSC Sport: Sport Psychology

The psychology department, in conjunction with the Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC), strives to provide every psychology major with a satisfying experience and works with students to creatively solve unpaid positions and APA guidelines issues. For further information about co-op, contact the SCDC or call 215.895.2185 and ask for the co-op advisor for psychology and social sciences.

Please note: Students enrolled in the Accelerated BS/MS program cannot participate in co-op.