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Possible Internship Sites for PSYC 393

The following list of agencies is provided as a starting point, to help you find an agency that may fit your interests and goals. The list should give you a sense of the wide variety of possibilities that may exist for undergraduate volunteer practica. However, please note that agencies change continuously. Specifically, an agency may change its willingness to accept volunteers, when volunteers are accepted, what selection criteria it uses, what kind of training or experience it offers, and so forth. In short, while the agencies listed below are likely options for field experience, we cannot guarantee that they will offer internship positions for psychology majors at any given time.

Adolescent Health Center, 101 South Wall Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2621
• Offers social services to individuals birth to age 25 and their families
• Offers services to pregnant and parenting teens, women who are first-time parents, or have a child in neonatal intensive care; offers clinics, home visits, individual and group counseling
• Offers general counseling for teens and their families
• Offers health education services
• Offers after-school and evening programs for teens

Alzheimer's Association Southern Illinois Chapter, 409 N. Springer Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2107
• Offers helpline, support groups, education, information and referral services to individuals with Alzheimer’s, their families, and other caregivers.

American Lung Association, 1616 E. Main, Suite 300 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-8160 
• Offers education, help with smoking cessation, and asthma camps

Archway Services for Children/Archway Early Intervention, 1108 W. Willow Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-4442
• Offers services to children 0-5 years old with developmental delays

Archway Lekotek/Archway T.I.K.E.S., 2751 W. Main P.O. Box 1180 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-5944
• Offers services to at-risk children 0-3 years old

Attucks Community Service, 441 E. Willow Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-0341
• Offers services (e.g., mentoring, tutoring) to youth ages 6-18

Big Brothers/Big Sisters (SIRSS), 604 East College Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6703, Ext. 228 or 297

Catholic Social Services, 214 S. University Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-0743      ext. 213.
• Offers pregnancy care, foster care, adoption care, and counseling services to individuals of all ages and denominations
• Has branch offices in Belleville (618-394-5900), Mt. Vernon, IL (618/244-0344), & Mt. Carmel, IL (618-263-3863)

Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS), Regional Office 2309 W. Main Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-1733 District Office 1210 Hanson Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-1733

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 2401 West Main Street Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-4121

Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, 200 E. Plaza Drive Carterville, IL 62918
• Offers services to individuals 60 years and older

Eurma C. Hayes Center, 441 East Willow Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6507

Evaluation & Development Center, 500-C Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2331
• Offers vocational services, independent living training, adult education, and other supportive services to individuals with disabilities
• Offers adult basic education, job seeking skills, and GED for any adults 16 years or older who do not have a high school diploma and any adult who wants to learn to read

Franklin County Senior Services 225 East Poplar West Frankfort, IL 62896 (618) 937-3511
• Offers programs for the elderly

Good Samaritan Ministries, 701 S. Marion P.O. Box 506 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 457-5794
• Offers emergency shelter and short-term transitional housing for homeless individuals

The Guardian Center, 207 East Main Street P.O. Box 146 Carmi, IL 62821 (618) 382-8247 ask for Sheryl Woodham
• A child advocacy center for physically and sexually abused children. Individuals would have the opportunity to shadow an advocate, home visits, observe interviews with abused children, and much more.

H-Group 1307 W. Main P.O. Box 365 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-5336
• There are opportunities to work with a variety of populations and issues. Interested individuals would need to call and speak to the person that manages the area they are interested in working in. Areas include but are not limited to working with developmentally delayed individuals and individuals with mental illness (both children and adults). 

Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 South Illinois Belleville, IL 62220
• Uses a team approach to address the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families (serves 27 counties in Southern Illinois)

Hoyleton Children's Home, Box 218 Hoyleton, IL 62803 (618) 493-7382
• Provides services to children and youth who have emotional and/or behavioral problems

Jackson County Department of Human Services, 342 North Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-1705

Illinois Youth Center, 1201 W. Poplar P.O. Box 300 Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 252-8861

Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road P.O. Box 307 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-3143 

Jackson County Sheriff's Victim/Witness Advocate, 1001 Mulberry Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-1303

• Offers support and education to victims/witnesses; updates victims/witnesses on status of cases/ assists with orders of protection, victim compensation acts; provides legal and medical advocacy and crisis intervention

Jump Start, Illinois Youth Center Box 300 Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 252-8681, Ext. 326
• A volunteer tutor program for incarcerated youth

Literacy Program of John A. Logan College, John A. Logan College 700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 565-8007
• Provides literacy services to adults over 16 years of age who are reading below the 9th grade level

Migrant Education, Inc. Head Start, P.O. Box 600 Cobden, IL 62920 (618) 893-4022
• Provides social services, health and nutrition services, and disability services to families who relocate in search of farm-related work

Pregnancy Matters, 241 South Lewis Lane, Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2794  Please visit website for an application. Individuals need to be available between 10am and 2pm on weekdays.
• Crisis pregnancy counseling services for women and children in emotional and financial need

Roosevelt Square, 1501 Shoemaker Drive Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-2693
• Offers 24-hour residential care to adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities

Senior Adult Services, 409 North Springer Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4151. Talk to Mary Jane Jaks
• Offers services (e.g., adult day services, outreach, information and referral, transportation, congregate meals, home-delivered meals) to senior citizens 60 years and older

SIU Head Start, Administrative Office 1900 N. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-6448. Interested individuals should ask for Cathy Reed. Individuals will need to specify their course of study.
• Offers preschool and other comprehensive services for children 3-5 years old whose families meet certain income guidelines

Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living, 100 N. Glenview P.O. Box 627 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3318
• Offers services to people with disabilities and their families

Southern Illinois Healthcare, Carbondale, IL (618) 457-5200 ext. 67803. Interested individuals would need to apply online. They need to construct a cover letter and resume including what they want, when they want to start, and how many hours they can work. This will then need to be brought to the HR department in the Carbondale mall.
• Offers a variety of opportunities including case management. They do not have a position specifically in psychology, but they offer a lot of related opportunities.

The Southern Illinois HIV Consortium, Jackson County Health Department P.O. Box 307 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-3143, ext. 155. No internships are currently available (Summer 2010), but they may have openings later.
• Offers services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Illinois

The Women's Center 610 S. Thompson Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-4807
• Domestic violence shelter/emergency services; sexual assault crisis/advocacy/ counseling services; prevention education/training