All Forensic Psychology majors are required to complete 3 semester hours of internship at one of our sites.
Some students elect to complete more credit hours (up to 6 is allowed). Students are placed at local criminal justice or human service agencies where they spend 8-10 hours per week at the site while receiving training and supervision by on-site staff.
The internship experience occurs during the Junior or Senior year. Students enrolled in an internship also meet weekly with a St. Ambrose faculty member for additional supervision and training.
St. Ambrose students have interned with the following sites and programs:
Scott County Jail - Programs: Cognitive Restructuring Group (supervised by PhD Psychologist)
Scott County Jail - Programs: Center for Alcohol & Drug Services
Scott County Jail - Programs: Parent Training
Scott County Jail - Programs: Anger Management
Scott County Jail - Programs: Juvenile Programs
Scott County Jail - Programs: Alcohol & Narcotics Anonymous
Scott County Jail - Staff Training and Evaluation
Scott County Court- Alternative Sentencing Programs
State of Iowa - Probation & Parole (IDOC)
State of Iowa - Residential Corrections (IDOC)
State of Iowa - Iowa Medical & Classification Center (IDOC)
U.S. Department of Justice - Probation & Parole
Scott County Sheriff - Patrol & Criminal Investigation
Davenport Police Department -- Patrol & Criminal Investigation
State of Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee - individual & Group programs supervised by licensed (MA & PhD/PsyD Psychologists). Population: 21 years old & under
Johnson County (IA) County Attorney's Office - Victim's Services
Scott County Juvenile Detention Center
Family Resources - Wittenmeyer Center
Family Resources - Shelter for Abused Women/Families
Vera French Community Mental Health Center - Drop-in Center and other sites (for individuals with serious mental health issues/homeless).
Rock Island Police Department - Patrol & Criminal Investigation
Illinois Youth Services Bureau