Internship for Psychology Majors
Each semester, the OAS seeks out undergraduate Psychology majors to act as peer mentors to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other psychological disabilities. The intern would participate in the Peer Mentoring Program, which consists of interns meeting weekly with students with ASD to assist in developing social skills and in transitioning to the college environment. The internship also includes research assignments and outreach efforts.
Here is the program description: Peer Mentoring Program
Statements from OAS Peer Mentors
“Because of this program, I have become a much more compassionate and considerate human being.”
“OAS has given me the opportunity to work as a peer mentor to students with ASD. I was able to connect with individuals and teach them how to succeed socially and academically. But most importantly, they all taught me something as well: the power of kindness and friendship.”
“Ever since being a peer mentor, I have realized I changed as a person. I am more understanding to others, and more aware of ASD in the college population. During employment, we were asked to inform the campus about not only the struggles of students with ASD, but also the rewarding experience we receive from interacting with these students. This program has helped me understand how harmful stereotyping can be, not only to an individual’s feelings, but also to our own personal growth.”
If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send your résumé to Jennifer Boylan at firstname.lastname@example.org.