Internship Spotlight: Camp Baker

Current student Erin Guy shared the following about being an intern at Camp Baker…

How did you find this internship?
My professor and lab coordinator told me about it and sent me the information on how to apply.

What did you enjoy most about your internship? 
I enjoyed the opportunity to practice hands-on clinical work with children and grow as a clinician. Having the opportunity to work under practicing clinical psychologists and graduate students working toward higher education to help children was really inspiring and helped me learn more about the field overall. Moreover, having the opportunity to administer treatment on a group of kids and receive feedback on how to improve as a clinician was priceless and helped affirm my career path.

What did you find challenging?
I found the atmosphere challenging at first, as it was a new environment working with so many people in the psychology field that were so far in their careers and very good at what they did. I was able to learn from them and create relationships with them and have so many more connections in the psychology field because of this internship.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?
I would tell them to not hesitate to ask questions and reach out to supervisors for advice or direction. I went into my internship not sure if I wanted to work with children in the future, or what sector of the psychology field I wanted to enter after I graduate, and because I asked questions and reached out to my superiors, I was able to cement what I want to do in the future. Furthermore, use all of the resources available to you and make the most of the time you have to gain experience as a clinician and step into the shoes of a practicing clinical psychologist.

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director