We're now offering drop-in peer advising with our two student employees and child psychology majors, Kevin Ly and Courtney Engholm. We hope you'll take advantage of this great new resource to gain perspectives from your peers! Meet with them to go over your APAS, look at your Grad Planner, talk about courses for fall, brainstorm how to get involved with research or internships, and more.
Please note: peer advising is more informal, so you should still connect with Academic Advisor Meghan Allen Eliason (email@example.com) and/or your assigned CLA or CEHD advisor if you have critical topics to discuss.
Peer advisors will have drop-in hours starting the week of April 8 through the end of spring semester 2019. When you arrive, please check in at the ICD Welcome Desk:
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Syllabi for past courses (Google folder - UMN login required)
Completing an internship experience (formerly CPSY 4996 Field Study) helps you connect the theories you learn in your child psychology courses to the practice of the real world and provides you an opportunity to develop and sharpen critical career readiness skills in an applied setting.
During this course, a student completes an internship, paid position, or volunteer experience working with children in a community setting overeen by an on-site supervisor. The location of the internship should match your career interest, such as a school, clinic/hospital, non-profit agency, homeless shelter, child care facility, etc. You are responsible for securing your internship placement.
Each student is responsible for securing an internship placement in consultation with their academic advisor. We encourage students to choose an internship location that matches their career interests. Explore recent internship sites (Google document).
The class is facilitated online with typical assignments that include self-reflections, career development activities, informational interviews, and evaluations by your on-site supervisor. The internship class may be used to complete an Honors requirement; please speak with your University Honors Adviser for more information about UHP requirements. An internship experience may also count towards service-learning hours for the Community Engagement Scholars Program. For more information please visit the Center for Community-Engaged Learning.
Once you’re enrolled in the course, don’t forget to check out CLA's Internship Guide, which offers tips, tools, and reflection activities to help you make the most of your experience.
We offer many options for undergraduate students to engage in research. From volunteering, to receiving academic credits, to paid positions, to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, there is a research experience that will fit your interests.
Working in a research lab is a great way to gain practical research experience and build career skills. You are responsible for securing a directed research placement.
Each student is responsible for securing a directed research placement by reaching out to Institute of Child Development faculty labs. Most labs will have contact information or directions listed on their lab web pages with more information about how to apply. Consult your advisor for help with this process.
You have until the end of the second week of the semester to receive a class permission number from the research lab. After that time, you will need to petition through your college office to add the course.
Choose to pursue an honors sequence as part of your child psychology major. Honors students complete both an honors seminar (CPSY 3360H) and an honors thesis course (CPSY 4994V), in addition to additional Honors requirements outside the major. During the thesis course, students carry out their honors research in arrangement with an ICD faculty member.
Expand your horizons and gain a new perspective on how you can apply your major in a global context. Learn more about learning abroad opportunities as an ICD student.
Did you know that ICD administers its own study abroad program? In the Cross-Cultural Experiences in Education and English Teaching in Brazil program, co-teach in an early childhood, elementary, or junior high classroom, spend three weeks learning Portuguese in the coastal city of Salvador, and then live in a smaller city where you'll teach English. Explore the program.
The Child Psychology Student Organization (CPSO) provides students who are interested in developmental psychology with volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community, research mentorships with ICD faculty, and social events with other ICD students. Learn more and become a member.
The Anne D. Pick Award honors Professor Anne Pick’s commitment to undergraduate students and their education. Students who major in child psychology at ICD are eligible to receive the Anne D. Pick award. Recipients of the award receive a certificate and a scholarship of $500 and up to $250 in travel/research funds. Students also have their name inscribed on a plaque at ICD. Students who have reached their maximum financial aid award are not eligible for the $500 scholarship, but will be eligible for up to $750 in travel/research funds.
Deadline: November 1
To apply, students must submit the following application materials to Meghan Allen Eliason (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Institute of Child Development by the application deadline:
All applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the ICD Undergraduate Studies Committee and applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of November.
ICD offers up to $300 to any of our undergraduate students who are a lead presenter/author on a poster or presentation at a conference. Students are responsible for their travel and conference registration up front, but can request to get reimbursed for $300 of those costs. Costs may include flight, gas, accommodations, or conference costs. To qualify, your poster or presentation must be directly related to your ICD major. For more information about funds and requesting reimbursement, contact Meghan Allen Eliason at email@example.com.
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I meet with undergraduate students to discuss program requirements and career goals. I am excited to get to know you and help you along your path. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.
Academic advisor: Meghan Allen Eliason
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