Research and Internship Opportunities Psychology Furman University

Engaged learning opportunities are a critical part of what we do. We believe that research and internship opportunities enable students to creatively apply what they have learned in the classroom and spark intellectual curiosity.


Psychology majors are strongly encouraged to conduct research, regardless of their intended careers. Research opportunities are a great way to help students develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are necessary for future careers or graduate school. If you decide to get involved with research you will work directly with a faculty member who will mentor you through the research process.

Faculty research

To explore possible research topics, take a look at the specific interests of our accomplished faculty members.

Research opportunities

You can conduct research for academic credit or as a volunteer during the academic year and over the summer. Take a look at the various research opportunities.

Research participant forms and training

Find information about human subjects certification, the IRB process, using the PSY 111 participant pool, and SPSS tutorials. View our forms and training materials.


Internships provide the opportunity to explore career possibilities, gain practical work experience, apply your academic knowledge, and learn more about yourself while making a contribution to society. We have created a number of unique internships through organizations in Greenville and throughout the Southeast including domestic violence centers, after-school programs, counseling clinics, suicide crisis line, and an addictions recovery unit. You also have the opportunity to create your own internship.

Internship opportunities

You can participate in an internship for academic credit during the fall or spring semester or you can complete an internship over the summer. Find an opportunity.

Internship database

To explore possible psychology-oriented internship sites, visit Furman's Internship Database.

Directions for using the Internship Database [PDF].


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