Community Projects

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All community projects require at least an academic year commitment.

PSYC 340 (Fall) – PSYC 341 (Spring) - 4 hours each semester.

Principles of psychology applied to service problems in the community; students serve as nonprofessional mental health workers in supervised experiences in schools, hospitals, and other nontraditional settings. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 8 undergraduate hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 100; PSYC 238, junior or senior standing; and consent of instructor. Individual sections may require additional courses and prerequisites- consult the instructor.

Counseling Paraprofessional Center Program

Three-semester experience - applications usually due in late September.

The CCP program provides training in communication and individual helping skills with practical experience in providing developmental and preventive services to students. These skills and experiences are not only especially valuable to those entering a helping profession or graduate school in a related area, but also in many other fields, and even everyday life.

Cunningham Children's Home Internship

Cunningham Children's Home is an Urbana residential treatment facility serving children with severe emotional/behavioral problems. Youth are between ages 10 and 17 years.

Two-semester experience - applications are due in March/April

The informational sessions for the internship will be held in Psychology room 142 on Monday, February 18 at 4pm and Wednesday, February 20 at 1pm. The flyer for the info sessions is attached. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due Wednesday, March 6, 2020 at 5pm.

The Google site for the internship has been updated with the current application, informational packet, and deadlines:

Questions? please contact Emily Blevins -

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program

The SJE program is designed to promote diversity and student leadership by providing intensive training for students in areas of knowledge, awareness, and skills related to issues of diversity and social justice. Through this program, paraprofessionals serve as campus leaders in social justice by developing and facilitating educational programs for the campus.


Each school year, different community projects may be offered. Please consult the class schedule for the most current offerings

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