There has been a significant increase in the number of pre-doctoral internships available in forensic psychology over the last decade. In addition, a number of general internships have added forensic rotations to their training programs. As more and more interest develops in this field, due in no small part to the plethora of television shows dealing with issues relevant to forensic psychology and forensic science, universities and colleges are adding undergraduate courses and graduate programs in various forensic fields. Within the field of forensic psychology, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training opportunities have become increasingly available. In general, to become a forensic psychologist, one must complete a doctoral-level degree, one of the requirements of which is a yearlong clinical internship. The clinical internship is a requirement for those interested in becoming clinical forensic psychologists who work directly with offenders, conducting evaluations or providing intervention services.
Where can I find Internships in Forensic Psychology?
Currently, internships with a training component in forensic psychology can be found in over half of all states and provinces. The Asso
Argosy University/Schaumburg Correctional Psychology Training Program at Stateville and Dwight Correctional Centers
Argosy University/Schaumburg Correctional Psychology Training Program at Dixon Correctional Center
List of Forensic Internships by Province
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