This internship course bridges the gap between theory and practice, between what you learn in the classroom and what you need to do on the job. The only IO psychology master's program in NYC to require an internship, it's a cornerstone of the program.
You have the opportunity to turn your newly acquired knowledge into skills, putting into practice what you learned in class, in a supervised environment.
A highly coordinated collaboration between the on-site supervisor, Touro's internship supervisor and the student, the internship provides tremendous opportunity. Each student finds their chosen location for the internship. Once approved by the IO program, Touro's internship supervisor coordinates with the on-site supervisor to make sure the learning objectives are clear. The internship supervisor, active IO psychologist themselves, works with the student early on to develop the final project, designing an experiment that the student will solve, such as high turnover rate or poor hires. The internship supervisor speaks regularly with the on-site coordinator and student to make sure they're focused on IO tasks and understand what they're learning, gaining work experience and skills in areas like data analysis, job analysis, talent management, interviewing, personnel assessment, performance appraisals, people analytics and marketing research.
The internship is a total of 240-hours and students receive credit based upon the on-site coordinator's evaluation.
All of our students gain tremendous experience, knowledge and skills through their internships. And some of them get hired full-time after graduation by the companies where they interned.