Complete the Fieldwork/Internship Contract and Code of Ethics Forms


Complete TWO forms and submit to the appropriate fieldwork/internship coordinator via iLearn by the deadline:

  1. The Fieldwork/Internship Contract Form, AND
  2. The Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Forms 

Tthe Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator is:

Janine Buxton, M.S., L.M.H.C.
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
phone: (845) 575-3000, x7696
fax: (845) 575-3965

Students MUST abide by the following Policies and Procedures:

  • Once a fieldwork/internship agency has been chosen, the student and site supervisor must complete a learning contract.  The contract is a vital part of the fieldwork/internship process as it establishes the details of a learning experience that is the culmination of a student's academic career and shapes the transition towards the world of work.  See the Fieldwork/Internship Contract Form in the forms section.
  • Students are required to use their MARIST EMAIL account for communication purposes.  Email is particularly important since it is difficult for the Faculty Supervisor, Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator, and others to contact many students.
  •  A NEW Fieldwork/Internship Contract must be submitted for each semester that fieldwork/internship is performed, even if it is at the same site.
  • Students might consider having the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator review a draft of the contract before pursuing approval and signatures.  Students are encouraged to retain a copy of their fieldwork/internship contract for their own records.
  • The contract must be approved and signed by the Site Supervisor, the Fieldwork/Internship Student, and the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator.  Students are not permitted to begin at a fieldwork/internship site without the contract having been approved and signed by the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator.  Students must submit the fieldwork/internship contract to iLearn for the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator's review and signature last.
  • If multiple copies of the contract are required (e.g., a copy for the student, one for the site, etc.), the student should submit multiple copies to those who must sign them.
  • Regarding the stipulation of work schedule in the contract, it should be noted that during the fall and spring semesters, the fieldwork/internship hours must be spread across 14 workweeks.  During the summer, there are fewer weeks available.  Thus the fieldwork/internship hours must be spread across 12 workweeks.  Fieldwork/internship is not permitted during the winter intersession.
  • Regarding fieldwork/internship start and end dates, students may begin their fieldwork/internship no earlier than the first day of the semester's classes.  The fieldwork/internship must be completed before the last day of the semester's exam period.
  • Special Requests: Make requests, in writing, to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator by the deadline whenever the student seeks a deviation from standard policies and procedures in any aspect of the fieldwork/internship process (e.g., request to start fieldwork/internship early or to end later than finals week, request to propose a new site beyond the one-hour-drive distance, etc.).
  • Students must complete the Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Form, which must then be reviewed by the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator and found to be satisfactory.  Students must agree to act within the bounds of the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association (see
  • Students cannot begin at a fieldwork/internship site without the review and approval of the Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Form and the Fieldwork/Internship Contract by the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator.