Psychology Department

Internships/Fieldwork

Internships/Fieldwork paperwork must be completed the semester before going into the field. 

Important Notes:

  • Students may not register for classes in the MW 5:00-6:15 p.m. time slot during any semester in which they are completing a fieldwork/internship experience.
  • Psychology students must attend one orientation session during the first several weeks of the fall and spring semesters, when PSYC Fieldwork/Internship Orientation sessions are offered. Students must also attend one session the semester before going into the field. Instructors, posters, and emails will announce the date/time/place of the meetings to relevant students.

*Note for International Students: If you are applying for an internship you must meet with the Designated School Official (DSO) before beginning the internship to complete required paperwork and obtain an authorized I-20.  Please visit the Career Services site to review the Application Process for Elective Credit Internships for International Students and Eligibility Requirements for International Students drop-down sections for details.

Preparing for Fieldwork: 10 Steps for Setting Up Your Fieldwork Placement

Step 1: Review the course descriptions and prerequisites

Course Descriptions

Under the supervision of both a faculty supervisor and field professional, students take the theories and principles learned in the classroom and apply them to their work in a field setting. Students acquire knowledge and new skills while providing service to the community. The fieldwork/internship experience facilitates awareness of the working world and helps students with their career development. A minimum of two 3-credit internship experiences are recommended for all Psychology majors. Students have the option of taking Internship during their junior year or during their senior year. Students may choose to take Fieldwork/Internship courses concurrently or across separate semesters to create part-time or full-time experiences.

Prerequisites and Limits

  • Fieldwork/Internship is graded as P (Pass) or NC (No Credit).
  • Fieldwork/Internship experiences may NOT be used to fulfill the Psychology electives requirement of the Psychology major.
  • Students shall not register for more than 12 credits of Fieldwork/Internship in one semester (because registering for 12 credits in one semester would require that students work a full-time fieldwork/internship schedule: 36 to 40 hours a week for a total of 500 work hours).
  • Students cannot complete more than 15 credits of Psychology Fieldwork/Internship during the undergraduate program.
  • Students must attend an orientation meeting for Fieldwork/Internship.
  • Students must complete the Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Form, which must then be reviewed by the Fieldwork 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 www.apa.org).
  • 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 Internship Coordinator.

Note: Second semester juniors who are in the Marist Abroad programs may propose to do a part-time (3 credit) fieldwork experience abroad.
These students must:

  • Follow all of the regulations of Marist Abroad.
  • Speak with their Psychology major advisor regarding planning their academic program.
  • Complete the Marist Abroad's Academic Planning Form. This form must be signed by the student's academic advisor, Fieldwork Coordinator, and the Chair of the Psychology Department in order to authorize the abroad fieldwork.
  • Follow the Psychology Fieldwork/Internship Manual.

Fieldwork/Internship Course Sequence & Course Numbers for Registration

Scheduling note: Monday and/or Wednesday from 5:00-6:15 p.m. is reserved for the Fieldwork/Internship group supervision meetings for ALL course numbers below. Do NOT register for another course during this timeslot.

Note about faculty supervisor: When you register, an instructor (Faculty Supervisor) is indicated in the registration materials. It is likely that there will be a re-assigning of a Faculty Supervisor; thus, the one originally indicated may or may not be the actual Faculty Supervisor.

The Fieldwork/Internship Sequence of Courses and their respective course numbers are:

  • Fieldwork/ Internship I: PSYC487N (3 credits; for the first 3 credits of Fieldwork/Internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship II: PSYC488N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N and would like to register for another 3 credits of Fieldwork/Internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship III: PSYC489N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N AND PSYC488N and would like to register for another 3 credits of Fieldwork/Internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship IV: PSYC490N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N AND PSYC488N AND PSYC489N, and would like to register for another 3 credits of Fieldwork/Internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship V: PSYC491N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N AND PSYC488N and PSYC489N AND PSYC490N, and would like to register for another 3 credits of Fieldwork/Internship)

Fieldwork/Internship I can be completed during the junior or senior year. Students can register for more than one Fieldwork/Internship course in one semester in order to achieve the desired workload. For example, a student can choose to do her/his first six credits of Fieldwork/Internship and would register for PSYC487N and PSYC488N, concurrently. Students can also choose to spread out their Fieldwork/Internship across multiple semesters.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • Fieldwork/Internship hours must be spread evenly across the semester; a student cannot concentrate hours (e.g., work overtime) for a shorter period without approval from the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator. Requests must be submitted in writing.
  • Students shall not register for more than 12 credits of Fieldwork/Internship in one semester (because registering for 12 credits in one semester would require that students work a full-time Fieldwork/Internship schedule: 36 to 40 hours a week for a total of 500 work hours).
  • Students cannot complete more than 15 credits of psychology Fieldwork/Internship during the undergraduate program.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Psychology Major and Fieldwork/SL Program

The Fieldwork/Internship Program provides a culminating experience that will challenge students to meet the student learning outcomes of the Psychology major as outlined below:

Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.

Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
The skills in this domain involve the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.

Goal 4: Communication
Students should demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Goal 5: Professional Development
The emphasis in this goal is on application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Step 2: Figure out who's who in the fieldwork/internship process

Who's Who in the Fieldwork/Internship Process and Contact Information

There are several people involved in the process of setting up and performing a fieldwork experience that students need to be familiar with:

  1. The Fieldworker/Intern
  2. The PSYC Fieldwork/Internship Program Coordinator
  3. The Site Contact Person
  4. The Site Supervisor
  5. The Faculty Supervisor
  6. The PSYC Chair and Faculty

Fieldworker/Intern - the undergraduate PSYC student completing the field experience/internship requirement.

PSYC Fieldwork/Internship Program Coordinator - the Marist faculty member who administers the PSYC Major Fieldwork/Internship Program. Some of the responsibilities of the coordinator include: providing orientation meetings to students, updating the fieldwork manual and list of sites, approving new fieldwork sites, approving fieldwork learning contracts, handling requests by students to deviate from the standard policies and practices of the fieldwork process, supervising the faculty supervisors, and creating procedures to administer the program effectively. Currently, the Fieldwork 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
    email: Janine.Buxton@marist.edu

Site Contact Person - this is the person identified by the fieldwork/internship site to be a gatekeeper for all contacts from students seeking field experiences. An agency may receive calls/emails from many students, not only from Marist, but also from other area colleges. Thus, it is more efficient for each site to have one designated Contact Person. In some cases, the Contact Person is the same individual as the Site Supervisor.

Site Supervisor - the professional at a fieldwork/internship site who has taken responsibility for the orientation, training, education, and close supervision of the fieldworker/intern. The site supervisor must have a proper education, training, and experience in psychology or related background to responsibly supervise the fieldworker. The Site Supervisor hosts at least one site visit from the Faculty Supervisor and keeps in communication with the Faculty Supervisor regarding the fieldworker/intern's progress and performance. The Site Supervisor also evaluates the fieldworker/intern at the midway point of the fieldwork, and again formally (via the Evaluation Form) at the end of the experience. The Faculty Supervisor uses this information when assigning a grade.

Faculty Supervisor - the Marist faculty member who is the instructor to the fieldworkers/interns during the semester. The Faculty Supervisor "watches over" the groups of fieldworkers/interns and performs duties that include: ensuring that the fieldwork/internship contract agreements are carried out, communicating with fieldworkers/interns and site supervisors, reviewing the fieldworker/interns' paperwork assignments (journals, time sheets, papers, etc.), visiting the fieldwork/internship site, troubleshooting issues that arise, conducting the mandatory group supervision meetings for fieldworkers/interns, and assigning the grades.

Currently, the Faculty Supervisors are:

  • Christopher Dennehy, LMSW, CASAC
    phone: (845) 691-9191 or (845) 831-7390
    fax: (845) 691-9339
    email: cdennehy@step1ny.org

The Psychology Department Chair and Faculty - the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator reports to the chair of the department regarding the administering of the program. The Psychology Faculty sets and amends major policies regarding the fieldwork requirement of the psychology major. Currently, the chair is:

  • Ryan Kinlaw, Ph.D.
    Chair, Psychology Department
    Marist College
    3399 North Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
    Dyson 322
    phone: (845) 575-3000, x2853
    fax: (845) 575-3965
    email: Ryan.Kinlaw@marist.edu

Step 3: Know your deadlines

Preparation Deadlines

The time to set up a Fieldwork/Internship Placement is the SEMESTER BEFORE you go out into the field.

Students must have arranged for a fieldwork/internship placement, submitted the Code of Ethics and Professional Behavior Form, and the signed/approved Fieldwork/Internship Contract to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator via iLearn according to the following deadlines:

  • For Fall Semester Fieldwork/Internship, the forms must be completed by April 25th of the previous Spring Semester.
  • For Spring Semester Fieldwork/Internship, the forms must be completed by December 1st of the previous Fall Semester.
  • For the 12-week Summer Semester Fieldwork/Internship, the forms must be completed by April 25th of the previous Spring Semester.
  • Requesting an Extension of a Deadline: A request must be submitted in writing to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator for an extension of a deadline. The proposal/request must be accompanied by a substantive explanation/rationale. (Procrastination is not an acceptable reason.)
  • NOTE: The following special proposals/requests must be submitted in writing (along with a rationale) to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator at least ONE MONTH prior to the respective deadline dates specified above:
    1. Proposing a NEW fieldwork/internship site.
    2. Requesting exceptions to any of the Fieldwork/Internship Policies in this Manual.
  • Paperwork is to be submitted to the fieldwork/internship iLearn site. The site will be available to you once you register for fieldwork/internship.

 

The Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator for the undergraduate psychology students 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
email: Janine.buxton@marist.edu

Step 4: Assess your workload

Workload

The PSYC major requires a total of 6 credits of Fieldwork/Internship.

Students must work 9 hours/week spread over 14 weeks for every 3 credits of Fieldwork/Internship.

  • Registering for 3 credits = 9 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 125 hours.
  • Registering for 6 credits = 18 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 250 hours.
  • Registering for 9 credits = 27 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 375 hours.
  • Registering for 12 credits = 36 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 500 hours.

It should be noted that during the summer, there are only about 12 weeks. Thus, each 3 credits represents slightly over 10 hours of work per week with a total minimum of 125 fieldwork hours.

Fieldwork/Internship Course Sequence and Course Numbers for Registration

The Fieldwork/Internship Sequence of Courses and their respective Course Numbers are:

  • Fieldwork/Internship I: PSYC487N (3 credits; for the first 3 credits of fieldwork/internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship II: PSYC488N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N and would like to register for another 3 credits of fieldwork/internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship III: PSYC489N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N and PSYC488N, and would like to register for another 3 credits of fieldwork/internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship IV: PSYC490N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N AND PSYC488N AND PSYC489N, and would like to register for another 3 credits of fieldwork/internship)
  • Fieldwork/Internship V: PSYC491N (3 credits; for students who have already registered for PSYC487N AND PSYC488N AND PSYC489N AND PSYC490N, and would like to register for another 3 credits of fieldwork/internship)

Fieldwork/Internship can be completed during the junior year or during the senior year.

Additional Workload Notes:

  • 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.
  • Fieldwork/internship hours must be spread evenly across the semester; a student cannot concentrate hours (e.g., work overtime) for a shorter period without approval from the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator. Requests must be submitted in writing.
  • Students shall not register for more than 12 credits of Fieldwork/Internship in one semester (because registering for 12 credits in one semester would require that students work a full-time fieldwork/internship schedule: 36 to 40 hours a week for a total of 500 work hours).
  • Students cannot complete more than 15 credits of psychology Fieldwork/Internship during the undergraduate program.

Step 5: Select a fieldwork placement

Fieldwork Site List

(Last Updated: 5/15/19)

NOTICE: This directory is intended for use by only persons entitled to receive the information it contains. Please do not read, copy, forward, or store this information unless you are an intended recipient of it. This directory is not to be used for any fundraising, sales, or other non-college-related business or activity.

Sites are listed in alphabetical order by name of agency.

After each site list name there are a series of letters in parentheses. Refer to the following site list key to search for your area of interest:

C = clinical/counseling site

D/A = drug/alcohol related services

CJ = psyc/criminal justice site

Psy = working with psychiatric population

CM = case management

HR = human resources

Ch = children and/or adolescent population

DD = developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum

Sp = sports psychology

V = vocational counseling exposure

R = research

A = adult population

Sch = school based site

AR = art therapy exposure

OT = occupational therapy exposure

M= music therapy exposure

CI = crisis intervention exposure

 

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A

Site: Abilities First (C, Ch, Sch, OT, DD)

Name of contact person: Libby Faison, Nicole Smirnoff

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-0774

Fieldwork address: Main site: 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 - other school sites in Hyde Park, Red Hook, and Beacon

Fieldwork webpage: www.abilitiesfirstny.org

Population: Special needs day school servicing students with disabilities ages 5-21

Type of site: residential, school, day treatment clinic

Possible duties: Functioning as a teaching aid in self-contained classroom, assist in occupational/physical/speech therapy programs

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10-15 minutes

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Site: Abilities First (DD, CM, A)

Name of contact person: Kristi Plass, Human Resources Assistant

Phone for contact person: (845) 485-9803, ext. 389

Fieldwork address: 70A Overocker Road Poughkeepsie NY 12603

Population: adults with developmental and/or other psychiatric disabilities

Type of sites: outpatient

Possible duties: Observing small groups in activities to help foster various therapeutic objectives, such as social skills training, communication, decision-making, frustration tolerance, confidence-building. Providing emotional support to participants, and assisting with activities of daily living. Co-leading small community trips, attending group therapy sessions led by a licensed social worker. Attending treatment team meetings for ISP reviews. Transcribing participant treatment plans into digital database for use in daily service provision. Assisting in file audits to ensure adherence to corporate compliance standards.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Anderson Center for Autism (OT)

Name of contact person: Kaela Banashefski, OTR

Phone for contact person: (845) 889-9230

Fieldwork email: kaelabanashefski@acenterforautism.org

Fieldwork address: 4885 Route 9 Staatsburg, NY 12580

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.andersoncenterforautism.org

Population: Autism and related developmental disabilities, ages 6 and up

Type of sites: Residential school ages 6 - 21, adult community homes, adult day habilitation

Possible duties: observation, learn about occupational therapy approaches in working with individuals on the autism spectrum

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Site: Anderson Center for Autism (R, DD)

Name of contact person: Cindy Mowriss

Phone for contact person: (845) 889-9230

Fieldwork email: cynthiamowris@acenterforautism.org

Fieldwork address: 4885 Route 9 Staatsburg, NY 12580

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.andersoncenterforautism.org

Population: Autism and related developmental disabilities, ages 6 and up

Type of sites: Residential school ages 6 - 21, adult community homes, adult day habilitation

Possible duties: Anderson Center for Autism offers several different internship opportunities. Depending upon the particular position, the following are possible duties: research, observation, learn about evidence-based educational practices and instructional methods utilized in a classroom setting, learn about assessment and instruction, gain an understanding of the Multi-Tiered System of Support framework utilized with an emphasis on universal supports for students with ASD, assist students with academic support as directed by the Special Educator, assist students with utilizing sensory supports, self-regulation and calming strategies, participate in classroom team planning meetings, participate in other meetings including treatment team, annual IEP and faculty meetings as scheduled, allow networking with school personnel with an opportunity to interview and shadow personnel (school administrators, senior administrators, related services staff, education specialist, IEP coordinator, case managers), gain an understanding of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) principles, gain an understanding of the different aspects of Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA) process, gain an understanding of Behavior Support Plan (BSP) development, gain an understanding of the universal supports designed to promote participation in classroom and residential activities, gain an understanding of data collection and analysis, interact with members of an interdisciplinary team, gain an understanding of evidence-based practices and instructional methods utilized in a residential setting, gain an understanding of the communication necessary to ensure support to students as they participate in recreation and leisure activities, assist students with utilizing sensory supports, self-regulation and calming strategies, human resources responsibilities.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Site: Anderson School & The Anderson Education Foundation (Ch, A, R, Sch, DD)

Name of contact person: Anne Jordan

Phone for contact person: (845) 889-4034

Email: AnneJordan@andersonschool.org

Fieldwork address: 4885 Route 9, P.O. Box 367, Staatsburg, New York 12580-0367

Fax: (845) 889-3104

Fieldwork webpage: www.andersonschool.org

Type of site: residential setting; school

Population: Serving Children and Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Possible Duties: learn about autism and autism spectrum disorders, behavioral and classroom observation, research

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Site: Arlington Elementary After School Program (Ch, Sch)

Name of Contact Person: Jessica Wallach

Phone of Contact Person: (845) 452-1110

E mail: jwallach@familyservicesny.org

Field work address: 25 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Field work webpage: TBD

Population: 85 children, grades K-5

Type of site: School age child care program

Possible duties: A mentor and role model, provide academic assistance, assist with recreation activities and lesson plans, facilitate activities that promote social success.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Site: Astor Services for Children and Families (HR, R)

Name of contact person: Kate Bagshaw

Phone for contact person: (845) 871-1002

Email: kbagshaw@astorservices.org

Fieldwork address:6339 Mill Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Population: employees

Type of sites: office

Possible duties: recruitment, pre-screening potential new hires, reference checks on prospective employees, observation of union negotiations.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 20 minutes

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B

Site: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (Ch, Sch, CM)

Name of contact person: Julie Woodward, Program Director

Phone for contact person: (845) 562-5900

Email: nancykosloski@mentorachild.org and jwoodward@mentorachild.org

Fieldwork address: Main office: 148 Temple Hill Road Vails Gate, NY 12584-0426

Fieldwork webpage: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org

Population: Prevention and youth development services to children and youths ages 4-17, predominantly from single-parent or guardian headed households, with incarcerated parent and families experiencing degrees of stress and dysfunction. Services focus on mentoring support, life skills education, and short term counseling support.

Type of sites: community-based, school-based, and site-based mentoring and youth development programs.

Possible duties: Students will be introduced to the agency programs and service delivery system. Students will develop: knowledge of agency policies and procedures; knowledge of the National Big Brothers Big Sisters of Americas Standards of Practice for Service; Group presentation skills during recruitment; Needs-analysis skills, interviewing, and assessment skills through shadowing a Mentoring Manager; ability to synthesize information through the youth - mentor matching process; skills in evaluating needs and progress; note-taking skills regarding case recordings, narrative write-ups on interviews, and other areas of documentation; knowledge of a not-for-profit agency and its community networking; exposure to the grant process for not-for-profit agencies.

Estimted driving time from Marist: 30 minutes

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C

Site: Camp Combe YMCA (DD, Ch)

Name of contact person: Mary Gifford-Smith, PhD, Assistant Director

Phone for contact person: (845) 526-0808

Email: msmith@ymca-cnw.org

Fieldwork address: 684 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579

Fieldwork webpage: http://campcombe.ymca-cnw.org/STAFF/inclusion.php

Population: children in an inclusion program

Type of sites: camp/ residential

Possible duties: provide direct support to child with special needs in inclusion program, work with families to develop treatment plans for children, help train camp counselors to care for special needs children, conduct intake interviews

Estimated driving time from Marist: 45 minutes

*summer internship positions available only

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Site: Camp Ramapo (Ch, DD, A)

Name of contact person: Jessica Humes-Delgado

Phone for contact person: (845) 876-8423

Email: jhumes-delgado@ramapoforchildren.org

Fieldwork address: 101 Anchorage Trail Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Fieldwork webpage: www.ramapoforchildren.org

Population: Individuals 5-22 with special needs

Type of sites: residential camp

Possible duties: organize and participate in activities with special needs population, attend weekly staff meetings

Estimated driving time from Marist: 25 minutes

*Summer position only. Contact the site to learn about stipend, housing, and academic components

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Site: Cardinal Hayes Home (HR)

Name of contact person: Debra Zima, Director of Human Resources

Phone for contact person: (845) 677-6363

Email: dzima@cardinalhayeshome.org

Fieldwork address: 60 St Joseph Drive, Millbrook NY 12545

Population: Cardinal Hayes Home has approximately 100 developmentally disabled young people residing in its Intermediate Care Facilities/Homes.  Hayes Day School is a not-for-profit day school serving students who are multi-handicapped

Type of sites: Both Cardinal Hayes Home and Hayes Day School are located in Millbrook, NY.  Cardinal Hayes Homes has residences around Dutchess County servicing individuals with developmental disabilities.  Our staff monitors each young person’s development and well being through individualized treatment plans.  Hayes Day School has a capacity of sixty students and the school operates a twelve-month program.

Possible duties: Review resumes and identify candidates for phone screening, learn how to review resumes based on the requirements of the job description. Conduct phone screening, learn interviewing skills and become familiar with phone screening. Select candidate for on-site interview, learn to identify and recommend candidates for selection of on-site interview. Analyze turnover metrics and report – learn about turnover and metrics necessary to report to management. Sit in on interviews with HR Assistant and also with HR Director. Learn different interviewing techniques and styles. Reference Checking – learn about legal reference checking. Intern will be provided with a learning experience within the HR/Recruiting area. Different interviewing techniques and styles will be learned. Intern will have exposure and will learn about turnover metrics and reporting that are essential to management team. Intern will be taught and have exposure to employment labor laws. Intern will learn about lawful questions to ask on an interview and unlawful questions.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

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Site: Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, Nathan Kline Institute (R)

Name of contact person: David Guilfoyle, Ph.D.

Phone for contact person: (845) 398-5471

Email: dguilfoyle@nki.rfmh.org

Fieldwork address: 140 Old Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg, NY 10962

Fieldwork webpage:http://www.rfmh.org/nki and http://claymore.rfmh.org

Population: adults with severe mental illness

Type of site: research institute

Possible duties: research and neuroimaging

Estimated driving time from Marist: 90 minutes

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Site: Center for Enhanced Performance, U.S. Military Academy (R, Sp)

Name of contact person: Nathaniel Zinsser, Ph.D.

Phone for contact person: (845) 938-7814

Email: YN0808@USMA.edu

Population: West Point cadets

Type of site: sport psychology training center

Possible duties: Research, administrative assistance, scoring of diagnostic tests, maintaining participation databases, undertaking literature searches, coding videotape, assisting Performance Enhancement Trainers in delivering services to cadets, and helping conduct tours of the CEP.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 60 minutes

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Site: Center for Victim Safety and Support (CJ, CI, A)

Name of contact person: Kathy Peluso

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-1110 ext. 3138

Email: kpeluso@familyservices.org

Fieldwork address: 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.familyservices.org

Population: crime victims in Dutchess County

Type of sites: office

Possible duties: Complete rape crisis training, advocacy of crime victims, accompany crime victims to court and physical assault exams, become acquainted with hotline, learn about claims forms

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 mintues

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Site: Children's Home of Kingston (C, Ch)

Name of contact person: Rodney Brodhead

Phone for contact person: (845) 331-1448, x1166

Email: rbrodhead@chkingston.org

Fieldwork address: 26 Grove St., P.O. Box 2350, Kingston, NY 12402

Population: male students ages 8-21 with emotional and behavioral difficulties

Type of sites: Residential treatment program with on-site school

Possible duties: group counseling; participating in treatment team conferences and challenging behavior meetings; special projects

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

Note: Prefers the 18-hour/week fieldwork student who could work 3 days a week at 6 hours/day.

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Site: Children's Home of Poughkeepsie (Ch, CI)

Name of contact person: Kelly Kathleen Clark/David Crenshaw

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-1420, x131

Fieldwork address: 10 Childrens Way, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.childrenshome.us

Population: Emotionally disturbed (four site locations)

Type of site: residential

Possible duties: Assisting with daily routines of the children in care. (Recreation, study hall, etc.)

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

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Site: Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie (Ch, R)

Name of contact person: David Crenshaw

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-1420, x131

Fieldwork address: 10 Childrens Way, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.childrenshome.us

Population: children and adolescents in placement agency

Type of site: research

Possible duties: gather and interpret clinical data, conduct clinical research related to children and adolescents in placement agency

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

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Site: Clinton After School Program (Ch, Sch)

Name of Contact Person: Jessica Wallach

Phone of Contact Person: (845) 452-1110

E mail: jwallach@familyservicesny.org

Field work address: 100 Montgomery St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Population: 65 children, grades K-5

Type of site: School age child care program

Possible duties: A mentor and role model, provide academic assistance, and facilitate activities that promote social success.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Community Housing Innovations (CM, C)

Name of contact person: Scott Mendelson

Phone for contact person: (845) 229-9070

Email: smendelson@communityhousing.org

Fieldwork address: 2 Linden Lane, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Population: usually about 16 adults, 25 children

Type of sites: emergency housing program

Possible duties: case management training; helping run group for children; learning resources; assisting clients with finding housing

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

No preference indicated for amount of fieldwork hours per week.

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Site: Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (D/A, Ch)

Name of contact person: Kathy Knauss, office manager

Phone for contact person: 845-765-8301 ext. 100

Fieldwork email: kknauss@CAPEDC.org

Fieldwork address: 807 Route 52 Fishkill, N.Y., 12524 

Fieldwork webpage: www.capedc.org

Population: children, adolescents, adults in Dutchess County

Type of sites: office, school

Possible duties: shadow community educators, substance abuse prevention work, community workshops, event planning, attend Victim Impact panel organized by Drug Court

Estimated driving time from Marist: 25 minutes

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Site: Court Consultation Services (CJ)

Name of contact person: Louise Luck or Marty McCaffrey

Phone for contact person: (845) 783-0677

Fieldwork email: courtconsult@aol.com

Fieldwork address: 600 Route 208- Suite 3 Monroe, New York 10950

Fieldwork webpage: www.presentence.com

Population: adults

Type of sites: office

Possible duties: research, interviewing, client visitations

Estimated driving time from Marist: 55 minutes

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Site: Danbury Superior Court - Adult Probation (CJ)

Name of contact person: Patrick Callahan

Phone for contact person: (203) 797-4414

Fieldwork address: 146 White Street, Danbury CT 06810

Fieldwork webpage: www.jud.state.ct.us

Possible duties: Monitor the courtroom for pre-trial program and probation clients

Estimated driving time from Marist: 55 minutes

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Site: Division of Youth Services (Ch, CJ)

Name of contact person: June Ellen Notaro, MA, Director

Phone for contact person: (845) 486-3662

Email: JuneEllen.Notaro@dfa.state.ny.us

Fieldwork address: Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services
60 Market Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/YouthBureau/YBindex.htm

Population: youth 0-21 years old

Type of sites: office

Possible duties: administrative work of a county department receiving state funding, experience in grant writing, allocation of funds, monitoring and evaluation of programs, coordination of nonprofit and municipal providers, and program development. Opportunity to develop a workshop on youth issues, work with a high school teen group on empowerment issues, promote positive youth development.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5-10 minutes

Interns can work 9 hours per week or 18 hours per week for one semester OR work 9 hours per week for two semesters.

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Site: Downstate Correctional Facility (CJ)

Name of contact person: Deputy Smith

Phone for contact person: (845) 831-6600, x4000

Fieldwork address: P.O. Box 445, Red Schoolhouse Road, Fishkill, NY 12524

Fieldwork webpage: www.docs.state.ny.us

Population: adults

Type of sites: major maximum reception center for NYS Dept. of Corrections

Possible duties: intake assessment, pre-classification screening; follow all NYSDOCS directives, policies, procedures; complete orientation; attend unit meetings; additional tasks as assigned by senior counselor

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

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Site: Downstate Correctional Facility: NY State Dept. of Correctional Services (CJ, C, CM)

Name of contact person: Tiffany Irizarry

Phone for contact person: (845) 831-4800, x4650 * DO NOT CALL- YOU MUST UTILIZE THE INTERNSHIP PORTAL WEBSITE BELOW:

https://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/

Email: tirizarry@doccs.ny.gov

Fieldwork address: Downstate Correctional Facility
121 Red Schoolhouse Road
Fishkill, New York 12524-0445

Population: inmates (medium, maximum, and minimum security)

Type of site: Correctional Facility

Possible duties: work directly with experienced mentors, assessment of inmates, conduct inmate interviews, documentation, counseling. Wide variety of programs: ASAT, Aggression Replacement, school, mental health, transitional services.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

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Site: Dutchess County Family Court/ Honorable Judge Denise M. Watson (CJ)

Name of contact person: Viola Cummings

Phone for contact person: 845-431-1863

Email: vcummings@nycourts.gov

Fieldwork address:50 Market Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Population: court attendees

Type of sites: family court

Possible duties: observe family court proceedings, learn about forensic and psychosocial aspects of court proceedings, learn about negotiation and communication skills

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Dutchess ARC (HR)

Name of contact person: Jennifer Muller

Phone for contact person: (845) 635-8084, x107

Email: jmuller@dutchess-arc.org

Fieldwork address: 84 Patrick Lane, Suite 130 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Fieldwork webpage: http://dutchess-arc.org/

Type of site: Human Resources

Possible duties: Become involved with the entire Human Resource process including interviewing, checking references, decision making, completing of a personnel file, benefits, and training.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 20 minutes

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Site: Dutchess Community College Academic, Career, & Transfer Center (C, Sch)

Name of contact person: Roza Makhmudova, M.A.

Phone for contact person: (845) 431-8600

Email: roza.makhmudova@sunydutchess.edu

Fieldwork address: 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: https://www.sunydutchess.edu/studentlife/studentservices/act/

Population: community college students

Type of sites: college guidance and career office

Possible duties: interviewing students, assisting with career, transfer, job placement, academics assistance, workshops, office functions

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Dutchess Community College Academic, Service Learning Department (C, Sch)

Name of contact person: Sara Alpert, MSW

Phone for contact person: (845) 431-8969

Email: sara.alpert@sunydutchess.edu

Fieldwork address: 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: 

https://www.sunydutchess.edu/academics/academic_enrichment/servicelearning.html

Population: community college students

Type of sites: community service, academic enrichment,

Possible duties: placing students at service sites, assisting with service-learning orientations, promotion of service-learning, workshops, office functions

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Correction (CJ)

Name of Contact Person: Patricia Trepepi, Senior Probation Officer/ Intern Coordinator

Phone of Contact Person: (845) 486-2624

E mail: PTREPEPI@co.dutchess.ny.us

Field work address: 50 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Field work webpage: www.co.dutchess.ny.us/countygon/departments/prindex.ht.

Population: Adults on probation

Type of sites: office/field

Possible duties: Assist Probation Officers by performing some or all of the following: interview probationers, conduct evaluations using risk assessment tools, prepare periodic supervision reports, make collateral contacts with court, police, and treatment providers, attend court

Estimated time from Marist: 5 minutes (to Poughkeepsie Office)

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Site: Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (L, F)

Name of contact person: Det. Daren Cummings         

Phone for contact person: (914) 489-1215

Fieldwork address: 150 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: N/A

Population: Possibly assisting with longer term/cold case investigations

Type of site: Police Department

Possible duties: Assisting/observing police officers; Crime analysis

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

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Site: Emergency One Urgent Care/ Employee Assistance Program (HR)

Name of contact person: Nicole Kommer

Phone for contact person: (845) 338-5600

Email: nkommer@eonekingston.com

Fieldwork address: 40 Hurley Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

Population: children, adolescents, adults seeking urgent physical care or employee assistance

Type of sites: outpatient clinic

Possible duties: human resources, learn about benefits coordination, scheduling of clients, referral and case management, intake assessment of employee assistance clients

Estimated driving time from Marist: 35 minutes to Kingston office; 10 minutes to Hyde Park location

  • 9 or 18 hour per week internship schedule is preferred

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Site: Exodus Transitional Community (CM)

Name of contact person: Carlos Valencia

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-7620

Fieldwork Address: 99 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Population: adults affected by the justice system

Type of sites: office, residential

Possible duties: assist with re-entry, job seeking, transitions for individuals in need

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Family Of Woodstock (C, CI, CM)

Name of contact person: Tamara Cooper

Phone for contact person: (845) 679-2485

Email: FOWH@FamilyofWoodstockinc.org

Fieldwork address: 16 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

Fieldwork webpage: familyofwoodstockinc.org

Population: adolescents/adults

Type of sites: crisis walk-in center and hotline

Possible duties: student will be trained in crisis counseling

Estimated driving time from Marist: 60 minutes

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Site: Family Services (Ch,C,CM,A,HR)

Name of contact person: Amanda Cox, Recruiter

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-1110, x3105

Fieldwork email: acox@familyservicesny.org

Fieldwork address: 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.familyservicesny.org

Population: children, adolescents, adults

Type of sites: office, court, residences

Possible duties: Depending on the particular program, duties can include case management, involvement in family court, human resources, finance, fundraising, exposure to grant writing, observation of counseling

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Site: Fishkill Correctional Facility: NY State Dept. of Correctional Services (CJ, C, CM)

Name of contact person: Tiffany Irizarry

Phone for contact person: (845) 831-4800, x4650 * DO NOT CALL - YOU MUST UTILIZE THE INTERNSHIP PORTAL WEBSITE BELOW:

https://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/

Email: tirizarry@doccs.ny.gov

Fieldwork address: Box 307, Beacon, NY 12508-0307

Population: inmates (medium, maximum, and minimum security)

Type of site: Correctional Facility

Possible duties: work directly with experienced mentors, assessment of inmates, conduct inmate interviews, documentation, counseling. Wide variety of programs: ASAT, Aggression Replacement, school, mental health, transitional services.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

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Site: Gateway Community Industries (DD, V)

Name of contact person: Bonnie Dumas

Phone for contact person: (845) 339-0155, x312

Email: bdumas@gatewayindustries.org

Fieldwork address: One Amy Kay Parkway, PO Box 5002, Kingston, NY 12402

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.gatewayindustries.org/

Population: individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities

Type of site: Gateway Community Industries, Inc. is one of the leading independent, not-for-profit vocational rehabilitation and training centers for people with mental and/or physical disabilities.

Possible duties: The agency provides comprehensive services in vocational evaluation, job training, job placement, vocational work center employment, supported employment, psychiatric rehabilitation, continuing day treatment, and residential habilitation/rehabilitation.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 35-40 minutes

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Site: Gateway Community Industries - School to Work Program in New Paltz or Highland and Wallkill (DD, V)

Name of contact person: Bonnie Dumas

Phone for contact person: (845) 339-0155, x312

Email: bdumas@gatewayindustries.org

Fieldwork address: One Amy Kay Parkway, PO Box 5002, Kingston, NY 12402

Note: "satellite office" at 137 North Chestnut St., New Paltz, NY 12561; schools are in Highland and Wallkill

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.gatewayindustries.org/

Population: high school students with learning and/or developmental disabilities

Type of site: public school system

Possible duties: career exploration and readiness to work skills

Estimated driving time from Marist: to Highland, 15 minutes; New Paltz 25 minutes

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Site: Grace Smith House (CI, C)

Name of contact person: Sandra Vacchio

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-7155

Email: sandra@gracesmithhouse.org

Fieldwork address: 1 Brookside Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.gracesmithhouse.org/

Population: adults and children affected by domestic violence

Type of sites: Two shelters, transitional housing, and nonresidential support to domestic violence victims

Possible duties: gain experience with program advocates, case management, learn about CPS, understand domestic violence dynamics, connect to clients to community resources

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

*Students are required to complete a minimum of 14 hours of training at the site and to complete at least one community outreach event.
For more details, speak with the site contact person.

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Site: Greenhaven Correctional Facility: NY State Dept. of Correctional Services (CJ, C, CM)

Name of contact person: Tiffany Irizarry

Phone for contact person: (845) 831-4800, x4650 * DO NOT CALL- YOU MUST UTILIZE THE INTERNSHIP PORTAL WEBSITE BELOW:

https://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/

Email: tirizarry@doccs.ny.gov

Fieldwork address: Green Haven Correctional Facility
                                    594 Rt. 216
                                    Stormville, New York 12582-0010

Population: inmates (medium, maximum, and minimum security)

Type of site: Correctional Facility

Possible duties: work directly with experienced mentors, assessment of inmates, conduct inmate interviews, documentation, counseling. Wide variety of programs: ASAT, Aggression Replacement, school, mental health, transitional services.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

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Site: Greystone Programs (DD)

Name of contact person: Melissa Dasecke, HR Generalist

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-5772, x142

Email: mdasecke@greystoneprograms.org

Fieldwork address: 36 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.greystoneprograms.org

Population: adults

Type of site: residential

Possible duties: Teach and work with adults with developmental disabilities, shadow direct care workers as they provide hands-on support to developmentally disabled adults or children, learn about behavioral treatment plans, collect and chart behavioral data, serve as role model and teach daily living and communication skills to developmentally disabled individuals.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Health Alliance Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Department (C, Psy)

Name of contact person: Sharon Miller

Phone for contact person: (845) 334-4835

Email: scmiller@havc.org

Fieldwork address: 396 Broadway Kingston, New York 12401

Population: children, adolescents, adults

Type of site: emergency department

Possible duties: learn about/observe evaluation and assessment of patients in psychiatric emergency room

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

*prefers 9 hour per week fieldwork schedule

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Site: Hudson River Housing (C, Ch, CI)

Name of contact person: Lindsay Duvall

Phone for contact person: (845) 454-5176, x302

Email: lduvall@hudsonriverhousing.org

Fieldwork address: 313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (administration)

Population: Adolescents (runaway, homeless, at risk youth), Veterans

Type of site: residential 12 bed emergency shelter, youth shelter, homeless housing, office

Possible duties: Providing crisis interaction services, conducting intakes, developing and implementing service plans, facilitating workshops and activities for residents, facilitating work transition, working with veteran population

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

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Site: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HR)

Name of contact person: must apply for internship via the HVFCU website

Phone for contact person: must apply for internship via the HVFCU website

Fieldwork address: 137 Boardman Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Fieldwork webpage:https://www.hvfcu.org

Type of site: business

Possible duties: learn about human resources policies and procedures, learn about benefits coordination

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10-15 minutes

* This is a 6 credit internship only.

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Site: Independent Living Support/Transitional Living Program (Ch, CM)

Name of contact person: Patrice Kellett

Phone for contact person: (845) 454-5176 at Hudson River Housing

Email: pkellett@hudsonriverhousing.org

Fieldwork address: 305-307 Mill St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.hudsonriverhousing.org

Population: youth, adolescents ages 16-21 years old

Type of site: youth shelter and housing, outreach, case management, transitional residences

Possible duties: Case management, assistance with independent living skills, supervision of residents at transitional living sites

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Institute for Family Health (CM, HR)

Name of contact person: Nikki Weisman, LMSW

Phone for contact person: (845) 229-1020

Email: nweisman@fpinstitute.org

Fieldwork address: locations in Hyde Park, Kingston, and New Paltz

Fieldwork webpage: www.institute2000.org

Population: children, adolescents, adults

Type of sites: community health centers

Possible duties: assist patients with completing forms (ie disability), refer patients to outside services (i.e. housing, help with paying for heat, support groups, home care, etc.), link patients up with programs that will enable them to afford prescriptions, observe mental health intakes and later conducting these, put patients on sliding fee scale, refer patients for health insurance enrollment with outside provider, serve as liason between patient and providers when needed

Estimated driving time from Marist: varies per location; between 15 minutes and 45 minutes

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Site: J. Watson Bailey Middle School (C, Sch, Ch)

Name of contact person: Courtney Deshaines, LMSW

Phone for contact person: (845) 338-6390

Fieldwork address: Merilina Ave., Kingston, NY 12401

Population: 1025 children

Type of sites: public middle school

Possible duties: individual/group counseling; interaction with other agencies; social history-taking; attending meetings such as CSE meetings and conferences with teachers and staff.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 30 minutes

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Site: Kingston Adult Case Management Services (CM)

Name of contact person: Victoria Reed

Phone for contact person: (845) 331-7080 x140

Email: vreed@fowinc.org

Fieldwork address: P.O. Box 3516, Kingston, NY 12402

Fieldwork webpage: www.familyofwoodstockinc.org

Population: homeless, mentally ill, substance abuse, adolescent, adult

Type of sites: office setting

Possible duties: case management, learn about homelessness, interact with other agencies, coordinate referrals, maintain case files

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

Prefers 9 or 18 hour/week schedule

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Site: Krieger After School Program (Ch, Sch)

Name of Contact Person: Jessica Wallach

Phone for Contact Person: 845-452-1110

E mail: jwallach@familyservicesny.org

Field work address: 265 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Population: 110 children, grades K-5

Type of site: School age child care program

Possible duties: A mentor and role model, provide academic assistance, assist with recreation activities and lesson plans, facilitate activities that promote social success.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Name of contact person: Loretta Spence

Phone for contact person: (845) 471-0058, x423

Email: lspence@lshv.org

Fieldwork address: 331 Main Street., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.lshv.org

Population: n/a

Type of sites: community non for profit law firm

Possible duties: legal research, administrative duties, research funding sources for non for profit law firm, marketing, learn about grant funding

Estimated driving time from Marist: 2 minutes

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Site: Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc (D/A, C, CM)

Name of contact person: Arlene Seymour, MA, LCAT, CASAC

Phone for contact person: (845) 765-2366

Fieldwork address: 249 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Population: substance abusers

Type of sites: alcohol/substance abuse outpatient

Possible duties: learn intake process for new admissions, co-facilitate group therapy, case management, maintain client files, treatment planning

Estimated driving time from Marist: 30 minutes

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Site: Liberty Partnership Program (Ch, CM, AR)

Name of contact person: Melinda Martinez

Phone for contact person: (845) 454-4199

Email: Melinda.Martinez@marist.edu

Fieldwork address: 29 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.marist.edu/academics/liberty-partnership

Population: At-risk youth grades 5-12

Type of site: LPP Office and Schools; Education

Possible duties: Mentoring, Assessment/Service Plans, workshops, coordinating events on campus, assist at after-school sessions, assist with tutor coordination; counseling; program development; computer instruction; data collection and reports; plan college tours and co-facilitate art therapy workshops

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

Note: Prefers the 9-hour/week fieldwork student

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M

Site: Marist College Health Services (Sch, C)

Name of contact person: Naomi Ferleger, PhD

Phone for contact person: (845) 575-3314

Email: Naomi.ferleger@marist.edu

Fieldwork address: Marist College Student Center, room 352

Fieldwork webpage: www.marist.edu/counseling/

Population: undergraduate college students

Type of sites: counseling center

Possible duties: develop and coordinate workshops/ trainings for students, faculty and staff including "Wellness Wednesdays" programs, assist in analysis of alcohol related data on Marist population. Research and develop links for website, attend staff meetings.

Estimated driving time from Marist: on campus

*prefers 18 hour week

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Site: Marist College Office of Accommodations and Accessibility (C, Sch)

Name of contact person: Deborah Reeves-Duncan

Phone number for contact person: (845) 575-3000 x2155
(845) 575-3274

Email: Deborah.Reeves-Duncan@marist.edu

Fieldwork webpage: www.marist.edu/academics/academic-resources/accommodations-accessibility

Population: College students receiving accommodations for a documented disability.

Type of site: College campus

Possible duties: group/ individual facilitation, assessments based on evaluation of services, mentoring program and honors program support.

Estimated driving time from Marist: on campus

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Site: Marist Upward Bound (Sch, V)

Name of contact person: Gladys Negron-Collier

Phone for contact person: (845) 575-3258

Email: Gladys.negron-collier@marist.edu

Fieldwork address: 3399 North Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Population: children 14-18

Type of sites: college setting

Possible duties: The intern resides in the residence hall with the students. His/Her primary responsibilities include assisting the residential coordinator, with supervision of students, mentoring, supervision of the study center and, providing academic assistance in general high school subjects. Interns will also plan and supervise in cultural, physical, and recreational activities, including trips.

Please note: this unique situation involves being a big brother/sister, confidante, role model, mentor and disciplinarian, while maintaining a high level of ethical and professional standards.

Other Support: Room and board at a residence hall on the Marist College campus from June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017.**

Estimated driving time from Marist: 0 minutes

*Staff orientation and training sessions are MANDATORY beginning June 19-23, 2017.

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Maya Gold Foundation (CH, R)

Name of contact person: Mathew Swerdloff

Phone for contact person: (845) 418-5227

Fieldwork email: info@mayagoldfoundation.org

Fieldwork address: 5 Wawarsing Road, New Paltz New York 12561

Fieldwork webpage: www.mayagoldfoundation.org

Population: youth

Type of sites: community based organization serving the Hudson Valley and youth in Nepal

Possible duties: may include supporting the development of community events (public speakers, presentations, etc), assisting in marketing and community outreach, conducting research for future events, planning youth activities, leading activities for local youth, social media outreach, attending board and committee meetings, and working with board members to grow the organization. Depending on current programming, there may be opportunities to work directly with youth. Some work may be completed remotely.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 30 minutes

*prefers 9 hour per week internship

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Site: Meadow Hill Global Exploration Elementary School (Sch)

Name of contact person: Guy Delisfort

Phone for contact person: (845) 568-6615

Email: picoguy93@hotmail.com

Fieldwork address: 124 Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

Fieldwork webpage: http://newburghschool.org/newburgh/newburgh.cfm

Population: Children in grades K - 6

Type of sites: Educational

Possible duties: The fieldwork student will function as an assistant to the Meadow Hill Support Services Team, a multidisciplinary team comprised of the school psychologist, school counselor, school social worker, school attendance social worker, school nurse practitioner, and school nurse teacher. The student will primarily facilitate and monitor the Peer Mediation Program which involves organizing the time the students will meet for peer mediation, supervising the students during the mediation process, and assisting them as needed. Training is required during the semester preceding the Fieldwork semester. The student will assist the Peer Mediation Coordinator with other aspects of the program and will collect and disseminate the notes of the Instructional Support Team. The student will also serve as a liason to the Meadow Hill SAVE room.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40-50 minutes

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Site: Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. (C, CM)

Name of contact person: Mary Ann Brundage, HR Director

Phone for contact person: (518) 828-4619

Fieldwork address: 713 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Fieldwork webpage: www.mcacg.org

Population: emotionally or psychiatrically challenged individuals

Type of sites: outpatient

Possible duties: students may have the opportunity to interview, assess, and engage individual clients; co-facilitate group therapy, assist in service planning, collaborate in expressive arts groups, recreational, social and support groups, participate in team meetings and provider meetings in the community as appropriate.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 1 hour

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Site: McQuade's Children Services (Ch, C)

Name of Contact Person: Dr. Reich

Phone of contact person: (845) 561-4310

E mail: RREICH@MCQUADE.ORG

Field work address: Box 4064 Route 94, New Windsor, NY 12553

Field work webpage: http://mcquade.org

Population: Children

Type of sites: Residential and Outpatient

Possible Duties: Counseling, Testing, Co Teaching

Estimated driving time from Marist: 30 minutes

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Site: Meditation Center of Dutchess County (CJ)

Name of contact person: Bill Valente, Community Program Manager

Phone for contact person: (845) 471-7213

Email: bvalente@dutchessmediation.org

Fieldwork address: 147 Union Street, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.dutchessmediation.org

Population: youth/ high school students

Type of sites: school/ mediation center

Possible duties: become familiar with alternative dispute resolution programs, assist in development and implementation of a peer mediation program at Poughkeepsie High School, research new developments in Transformative conflict resolution for youth

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Mental Health America of Dutchess County (Sch, Ch)

Name of contact person: Joseph Beckles

Phone for contact person: (845) 473-2500, x310

Email: jbeckles@MHADC.com

Fieldwork address: 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepise, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.MHADC.com

Population: students (K-12) and their parents

Type of site: Academic schools/district offices

Possible duties: Attending CSF meeting, research special education rights and laws, advocating for parents of children with special needs, interviewing and intake forms, workshop, organization contacting clients, attending workshops and seminars, very light clerical work, youth intervention program reporting.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 12 minutes

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Site: Mental Health America Case Management Program (Psy, CM)

Name of contact person: Priscilla Acosta

Phone for contact person: (845) 473-2500, x3035

Email: pacosta@mhadc.com

Fieldwork address: 253 Mansion Street., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.mhadc.com

Population: adults 18 and over with serious and persistent mental illness

Type of sites: community mental health

Possible duties: provide case management services to 5 individuals; receive intense training in mental health issues as well as community resources

Estimated driving time from Marist: 2 minutes

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Site: Mental Health America in Orange County, Inc. (CM)

Name of contact person: Rebecca Nyahay

Phone for contact person: (845) 294-7411, x236

Email: Rnyahay@pioneeris.net

Fieldwork address: 20 Walker St., Goshen, NY 10924

Population: Adults

Type of site: Resource Management Facility

Possible duties: Office work, helpline support, record keeping, organizing related educational meetings/outreaches and other activities as they arise.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 35 minutes

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Site: Mental Health America of Ulster County (C)

Name of contact person: Martha Steuding

Phone for contact person: (845) 339-9090, x109

Email: msteuding@mhainulster.com

Fieldwork address: PO Box 2304, Kingston, NY 12402

Fieldwork webpage: www.mhainulster.com

Population: adults

Type of sites: outpatient

Possible duties: counseling and advocacy

Estimated driving time from Marist: 45 minutes

  • Prefer 18 hour/week schedule

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Site: Mid Hudson Regional Early Education Center (Ch, Sch, OT)

Name of contact person: Margaret Sloman

Phone for contact person: (845) 483-5682

Fieldwork address: 4246 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Fieldwork webpage: www.westchestermedicalcenter.org (for agency info, not fieldwork training info)

Population: preschool children with disabilities

Type of sites: school

Possible duties: observation, interaction with children with disabilities

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

Prefers the 9 hour/week (3 credit) or 18 hour/week (6 credit) fieldwork student.

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Site: Mid Hudson Regional Hospital Brinn Center for Psychiatric Care (Psy, C, CM, CI)

Name of contact person: Sharon Miller

Phone for contact person: (845) 483-5000

Email: fieldwork address: 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie New York 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.westchestermedicalcenter.org (for agency info, not fieldwork training info)

Population: psychiatric

Type of sites: inpatient, psychiatric

Possible duties: observation, assess psychosocial needs of mental health patients, facilitate meetings with patient, family, and health care providers to develop appropriate discharge plan, observe counseling, learn about available resources.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

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Site: Mid Hudson Regional Hospital Mental Health Clinic (Ch, C)

Name of contact person: Janet Goff, PhD

Phone for contact person: (845) 483-5368

Email: janet.goff@wmchealth.org

Fieldwork address: 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie New York 12601

Fieldwork webpage: www.westchestermedicalcenter.org (for agency info, not fieldwork training info)

Population: psychiatric adolescents

Type of sites: inpatient, psychiatric

Possible duties: assist/observe community goal-setting meeting and group therapy, create therapeutic activities based on theme of the week, enforce and follow program rules,
gain knowledge of psychiatric conditions and treatment approaches

Estimated driving time from Marist: 5 minutes

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Site: Mid-Orange Correctional Facility (C, CJ)

Name of contact person: Beth Northup

Phone for contact person: (845) 986-2291, x4302

Fieldwork address: 900 Kings Highway Warwick, NY 10990

Population: inmates

Type of sites: correctional facility

Possible duties: gain understanding of counseling/assessment of inmates, observe quarterly reviews and counseling sessions, assessment of new inmates, become familiar with drug and alcohol assessment tools, learn about registration of sex offenders, observe counseling groups, treatment planning

Estimated driving time from Marist: 1 hour

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Site: Mill Street Loft (Ch, Ar)

Name of contact person: Carole Wolf, MA.Ed

Phone for contact person: (845) 471-7477, x10

Email: cwolf@millstreetloft.org

Fieldwork address: 45 Pershing Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Population: children, adolescents

Type of sites: non-for-profit center, Combining arts and social services to reach out to a diverse community, fostering personal growth and self expression through the arts for a multicultural community.

Possible duties: program development for Latino and Hispanic high school youth, assist with girls LitClub middle school teens, participate in arts for healing, event planning, marketing, work with individuals with Alzheimer's and memory loss

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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N

Site: Nathan S Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (R)

Name of contact person: Melissa Benedict, Outpatient Coordinator

Phone of contact person: (845) 389-5525

Email: benedict@nki.rfmh.org

Fieldwork address: 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962

Population: Individuals with mental illness

Type of sites: research

Possible duties: conduct research, learn about research procedures

Estimated driving time from Marist: 1 hour

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Site: National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) (R)

Name of contact person: Robert Fletcher, DSW, ACSW CEO, NADD

Phone of contact person: (845) 331-4336

E mail: rfletcher@thenadd.org

Field work address: 132, Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Field work webpage: http://www.thenadd.org/

Type of site: Educational services, staff training, book publishing, research, public policy and consultation services.

Possible duties: Will learn about organizational management, board of director and committee structure, marketing strategies and operations, survey design, development and evaluation.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 45 minutes

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Site: New Hackensack Nursery School (Sch, Ch)

Name of contact person: Linda K. Chiacchia

Phone for contact person: (845) 462-0810, x104

Email: LKI84@yahoo.com

Fieldwork address: 1580 Rte 376, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Fieldwork webpage: http://nhrc-church.org/nursschool.htm

Population: children

Type of sites: educational

Possible duties: teaching pre-school-aged children

Estimated driving time from Marist: 20 minutes

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Site: New Horizons Resources, Inc. (HR, C, DD)

Name of contact person: Sandi Swan

Phone for contact person: (845) 473-3000, x1354

Email: sswan@nhrny.org

Fieldwork address: 123 West Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Fieldwork webpage: www.nhrny.org

Population: NHR supports people with developmental disabilities

Type of site: primarily residential for Clinical internships; primarily administrative for Human Resources

Possible duties: Intern opportunities available in clinical department and Human Resources Department. Intern in clinical department will have the opportunity to actively participate in assessment, program planning and delivery, individual and group counseling, and supporting people in obtaining and maintaining citizenship roles within the community. Typical duties of an intern in Human Resources department could include assisting with recruiting/hiring functions, benefits administration, administrative support, staff development, and working on special projects. Interns may decide to concentrate on a specific Human Resources discipline or may state interest in a more rounded experience.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15-20 minutes

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O

Site: Orange County Department of Mental Health (C, CI, CJ)

Name of contact person: Dr. Carmen Elizondo, LCSW, PsyD

Phone for contact person: (845) 291-7540

Email: celizondo@orangecountygov.com

Fieldwork address:110 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924

Population: adults and young adults

Type of sites: forensic setting

Possible duties: co-teaching and/or co-facilitating counseling, crisis intervention and discharge planning

Estimated driving time from Marist: about 50 minutes

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Site: Orange County Youth Bureau (P)

Name of Contact Person: Carol Chichester, Executive Director

Phone of Contact person: (845) 291-2399

E mail: youthbur@co.orange.ny.us

Field work address: 30 Matthews Street, Suite 107, Goshen, NY 10924

Field work webpage: http://www.orangecountygov.com/

Population: Youth

Type of site: Youth and adults

Possible duties: Administrative work of a county department receiving state funding, experience in grant writing, allocation of funds, monitoring and evaluation of programs, claims reimbursement, budgeting, planning, coordination of non profit and municipal providers and program development.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 60 minutes

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P

Site: Pawling High School / Pawling Middle School (Sch, Ch)

Name of contact person: Matthew Crandell (High School)

Matthew Whitehurst (Middle School)

Karen Arnold Falanga (Elementary School)

Phone for contact person: Matthew Crandell (845) 855-4676, Matthew Whitehurst (845) 855-4145,
Karen Arnold Falanga (845) 855-4651

Email: see http://www.pawlingschools.org/ for email addresses

Fieldwork address: Pawling HS/MS, Wagner Road, Pawling, NY 10512 (for K-4 program contact Karen Arnhold Falanga, 7 Haight St., Pawling, NY 10512)

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.pawlingschools.org/

Population: High School 9-12, Middle School 5-8, and Elementary School K-4

Type of site: Public School

Possible duties: Data collection for evaluations conducted by school psychologist, including rating scales, student observations, parent contacts, teacher consultation.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 50 minutes

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Site: Poughkeepsie City School District (Ch, Sch)

Name of contact person: Linda Flanagan, Director

Phone for contact person: (845) 451-4690, x5417

Fieldwork address: 11 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Population: Children

Type of site: School

Possible duties: Help provide a safe, supportive environment where children are encouraged to explore their own interests. Possible paid positions available.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 minutes

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Site: Project More Women's Center (CJ, C, CM)

Name of contact person: Denise Rivera, Program Director

Phone for contact person: 845-452-6747

Email: denise.rivera@projectmore.org

Fieldwork address: 33 Arlington Avenue, Suite 5 Poughkeepsie NY 12603

Population: female offenders

Type of sites: office

Possible duties: Work with female offenders and reintegration into society, intake assessments, observe group therapy sessions and mental health counseling sessions

Estimated driving time from Marist: 15 min

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Site: Putnam Associated Resource Center (DD, CM)

Name of contact person: Carrie L. Amos, Project Consultant

Phone for contact person: (845) 278-7272

Fax: (845) 278-2151

Email: carrie_lee_amos@putnamarc.org

Fieldwork address: 31 International Blvd., Terravest Corporate Park, Brewster, NY 10509

Fieldwork webpage: www.putnamarc.org

Population: Individuals with various types and levels of developmental disabilities

Type of sites: Varied

Possible duties: Individual work: providing services in areas such as budgeting, functional skills, reading, computer skills, recreational activities, and more. Group work: providing enhancement services such as reading, storytelling, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, social skills, communication skills, and more; special interest training for consumers including nutritional counseling, healthy lifestyles, weight management, computer training, and writing skills.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 55 minutes

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Site: Putnam Associated Resource Center (DD, V)

Name of Contact Person: Wendy Olsen, Staff development coordinator

Phone of Contact Person: (845) 278-7272, x260; Fax: (845) 278-2151

E mail: wendy_olsen@putnamarc.org

Field work address: 31 International Blvd, Brewster, NY 10509

Field work webpage: http://www.putnamarc.org/

Population: Provides residential, vocational, clinical day habilitation, residential habilitation, respite, youth outreach, traumatic brain injury, and other support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Type of sites: Residential, Vocational and clinical day habilitation, youth outreach, traumatic brain injury, and other support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Possible duties: The intern will be expected to provide hands on assistance with project coordination and administrative support, including routine duties and independent projects related to: Incident management, Investigation, Staff development/ Training, community education, proactive quality assurance initiatives and internal program audits.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 55 minutes

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R

Site: Restorative Management Corp. (C, D/A)

Name of contact person: Erin Schoebel

Phone for contact person: (845) 561-5783

Email: erin@rmcnet.cc

Fieldwork address: 172 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY

Population: 120 outpatient chemical dependency clients

Type of site: outpatient chemical dependency

Possible duties: observation of counseling

Estimated driving time from Marist: 30 minutes

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S

Site: Smart Staffing Group, LLC

Name of contact person: Cecilia Cook, M.A.

Phone for contact person: (845) 433-0700

Email: info@smartstaffinggroup.com

Fieldwork address: 82 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Population: potential employees

Type of sites: maintain database of resumes, assist with online applications, gain experience in human resources

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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T

Site: Taconic D.D.S.O.O. (Developmental Disabilities) Program Center (Sch, DD)

Name of contact person: Donald Schiavo

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-9220, x335

Email: Donald.Schiavo@omr.state.ny.us

Fieldwork address: 6 Firemens Way, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (Lagrange)

Population: adults with a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental illness

Type of site: outpatient day program

Possible duties: Observation of psychologist duties including individual counseling, group activities, active participation in team meetings, writing behavior plans, evaluations, writing consultations for psychologist, etc. Assist in independently administering psychological tests and adaptive rating scales.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10-15 minutes

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Site: Taconic D.D.S.O.O. (Developmental Disabilities) Program Center (DD, CM)

Name of contact person: Debra Lloyd, Human Resources Specialist

Phone for contact person: (845) 877-6821, x3320

Email: debra.lloyd@opwdd.ny.gov

Fieldwork address: 26 Center Circle, Wassaic, NY 12592

Population: developmentally disabled individuals

Type of sites: varies depending on position; outpatient day programs, residential homes, office settings

Possible duties: Several positions may be available for undergraduate students; responsibilities will vary greatly depending on specific position. Contact Janie Rathjen for more information.

Estimated driving time from Marist: varies depending on location (Kingston, Wassaic, Poughkeepsie, etc.)

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Site: Transitions Community Residence (D/A, CM)

Name of contact person: Matt Reddan

Phone for contact person: (845) 452-0148

Fieldwork address: 21 Cheney Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Population: Adults

Type of sites: Residential

Possible duties: Living skills, substance abuse education, group-living facilitation

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: Tristate Support Network for Families w/ Bipolar Children (Ch)

Name of Contact Person: Ann Berardinelli

Phone of Contact Person: (845) 566-0810

Email: cheyanneautumn@aol.com

Fieldwork address: 268 Mountainview Ave, Wallkill, NY 12589

Population: Families with Bipolar children

Possible duties: managing and serving as a facilitator in various capacities

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

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U

Site: Ulster County District Attorney’s Office (CJ)

Name of contact person: Michael Kavanaugh, Chief Assistant District Attorney

Phone for contact person: (845) 340-3280

Fieldwork address: 275 Wall Street Kingston NY 12401

Fieldwork webpage:  https://ulstercountyny.gov/da

Type of site: Law office, courthouse

Possible duties: observing court proceedings, witness preparation, assisting with trial preparation, attending crime scenes.   

Most of the duties will involve shadowing the ADA's, jail call monitoring, attending court proceedings, assisting attorneys who are on trial and anything else that comes up that may be of interest.

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Site: United States Military Academy - West Point (Sp)

Name of contact person: Eric Wall

Phone for contact person: (845) 938-7818

Email: eric.wall@usma.edu

Fieldwork address: 758 Cullum Road, West Point, NY 10996

Fieldwork webpage: www.usma.edu/cep/SitePages/Home.aspx

Population: cadets, athletes

Type of sites: office

Possible duties: The selected candidate will initially work on many operations or administrative tasks, but with the potential to meet individually with Cadet-Athletes as the semester moves forward. There will also be knowledge sessions each month that explore information that pertains to full-time work in the field of Athletic Academic Support; i.e. eligibility requirements, APR, other athletic related information, etc.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 1 hour 15 min

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Site: United Way of Dutchess County (R)

Name of the Contact Person: Kristin E. Perez

Phone of Contact Person: (845) 471-1900, x22

E mail: kperez@unitedwaydutchess.org

Field work address: 75 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Field work webpage: http://www.unitedwaydutchess.org/

Population: Dutchess County Non Profit

Type of site: Office

Possible duties: Organization research, database work, Survey research work.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10 minutes

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Site: United Way of Dutchess County (R)

Name of contact person: Jennifer Lang

Phone for contact person: (845) 471-1900, x14

Fieldwork address: 75 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Fieldwork webpage: http://www.unitedwaydutchess.org/

Population: all

Possible duties: research, contract management, program evaluation, and community activism.

Estimated driving time from Marist: 10-15 minutes

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V

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W

Site: Walkill Correctional Facility (CJ, C)

Name of contact person: Deputy Superintendent of Programs Marilyn Kopp

Phone for contact person: (845) 895-2021

Fieldwork address: 50 McKendrick Road PO Box G Walkill, New York 12589

Fieldwork webpage: www.doccs.ny.gov

Population: Incarcerated adult men

Type of site: correctional facility (medium security)

Possible duties: Assisting in duties of counseling and program staff

Estimated driving time from Marist: 35 minutes
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Y

Site: Youth Adult Institute - National Institute for People with Disabilities (DD)

Name of contact person: Rachael Kaiser-Levitz

Phone for contact person: (914) 529-1452, x107

Email: Rachael.Kaiser-levitz@yai.org

Fieldwork address: variety of locations in Westchester, Rockland, NYC

Fieldwork webpage: www.yai.org or www.yaidreamcareers.org

Population: Adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Type of sites: Residential, day treatment, employment training, community base

Possible duties: Teach adults basic life skills, provide informal counseling, work on community integration

Estimated driving time from Marist: Varies

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Site: YWCA of Ulster County (CM)

Name of contact person: Krista Adams

Phone for contact person: (845) 338-6844, x110

Email: appsywca@hvc.rr.com

Fieldwork address: 209 Clinton Ave., Kingston, NY 12401

Fieldwork webpage: www.ywcaulstercounty.org

Population: children, adolescents, women, and families

Type of sites: agency, school, residential, and community sites

Possible duties: group facilitation, project participation, attendance of area meetings, community groups, trainings, accompany site supervisor

Estimated driving time from Marist: 40 minutes

Prefers the 9 hour/week (3 credit) fieldwork student.

Step 6: Apply to pre-approved fieldwork/internship placements OR

Apply to Pre-Approved Fieldwork/Internship Placements

1. Plan early and do not procrastinate! Recall the deadlines for having a fieldwork/internship set up.

  • Since sites often take fieldworkers/interns on a "first-come, first-chance-at-being-accepted" basis, students should act early to ensure that a greater number of sites will be available to them.
  • Also, students need to allow plenty of time for the other people involved to process and respond to fieldwork application information.
  • Remember: A time crunch emergency for a student does not translate into a time crunch for a Site Supervisor or the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator.

2. Speak with your Academic Advisor about how you can make a meaningful choice of placement that connects with your career pursuits. Clarify the characteristics of the ideal experience, such as the type of:

  • setting - research, school, residential, hospital, outpatient, business office, etc.
  • age groups - children, adolescents, adults, etc.
  • populations - developmentally disabled, psychiatric patients, criminals/juvenile delinquents, etc.
  • responsibilities - work with people, administrative duties, teaching, research, counseling, etc.

3. Prepare to make contact: create lists of questions to ask over the phone, update resume, etc. Prepare to identify yourself and give the following information:

  • Indicate that you are a Marist Undergraduate Psychology major.
  • Tell them what "year" you are: junior or senior.
  • Indicate what semester you hope to do fieldwork/internship.
  • Inform them of the fieldwork schedule you are interested in: 9-, 18-, 27-, or 36-hour/week schedule.
  • Give them your contact information.

4. Make contact

  • Call or email, offer a resume, and schedule interviews (optional). The preferred means of contacting sites is via phone. Be clear on how and when you are available for them to try to reach you.
  • Dress professionally for interviews.
  • Bring your fieldwork/internship contract with you. If you decide that this will be the site for your fieldwork/internship, you already have the contract with you to complete with the site supervisor.
  • Give forethought to all the details to ask about. Students should be clear in knowing what their own needs and expectations are and those of the fieldwork/internship sites.
  • Get a description of fieldwork/internship activities and responsibilities.
  • Discuss scheduling of fieldwork/internship hours.

5. Accept, reject, or hold offers of fieldwork/internship positions.

  • Students must inform agencies of their decision to either accept or reject an offer of a position in a timely manner. Agencies need to know if their offer is being refused so that they may offer the fieldworker/intern position to another student.
  • After accepting a position, write up the required fieldwork contract (see the Fieldwork/Internship Contract section below under "What is Expected of Fieldworkers/Interns") with assistance from your site supervisor.
  • In some cases, a student might receive an offer, but needs time to think it over or time to see if another site will make an offer. In these cases, the student should clearly state that they are requesting to hold the offer for a specific amount of time, and then respond with an acceptance or rejection. Note: Fieldwork/Internship sites are not obligated to say yes to such a request.

Step 7: Propose a new fieldwork/internship site

Proposing a New Fieldwork/Internship Site

New fieldwork/internship placements may be proposed to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator following the guidelines described below.

Note: The proposal of a new site must be submitted at least ONE MONTH before the fieldwork/internship paperwork submission deadline.

  1. The new fieldwork/internship site must be within a 60-minute-drive radius from Marist College.
  2. Propose, in writing, the new fieldwork/internship site and provide a substantial rationale for why the proposed site is needed instead of any of the pre-approved sites.
  3. Provide student's contact information: email address, mailing address, phone and fax.
  4. Provide information about the agency: its mission, services, programs, staffing, populations served, and accreditation by organizations such as the State Department of Mental Health. This information is sometimes already prepared and made available by the agencies, for example in the form of brochures for the public. Such brochures or pamphlets could be attached to this proposal.
  5. Provide a description of fieldwork/internship job duties as delineated by the agency (NOT a list of duties created by the student). This needs to be as specific as possible since this is the crux of the fieldwork/internship experience.
  6. Provide the name, credentials, and years of experience of the proposed supervisor. Also include email address, mailing address, phone and fax numbers.
  7. Have a representative of the new site complete the Fieldwork/Internship Site Directory Information Form. (See Forms section.)
  8. Send all this information to the Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator, who will render a decision, usually within two weeks.
  9. The Fieldwork/Internship Coordinator will add a new site to the site directory following its approval.

Step 8: Register for fieldwork/internship

Fieldwork/SL Course Sequence & Course Numbers for Registration

The Fieldwork/Service Learning (or Fieldwork/SL) Sequence of Courses and their respective course numbers are:

  • Fieldwork/SL I: PSYC487N (3 credits; Required for PSYC major)
  • Fieldwork/SL II: PSYC488N (3 credits; Required for PSYC major)
  • Fieldwork/SL III: PSYC489N (3 credits; General Elective only; NOT counted as PSYC elective)
  • Fieldwork/SL IV: PSYC490N (3 credits; General Elective only; NOT counted as PSYC elective)
  • Fieldwork/SL V: PSYC491N (3 credits; General Elective only; NOT counted as PSYC elective)

Notes:

  • Students may begin their fieldwork no earlier than the first day of the semester's classes. The Fieldwork must be completed before the last day of the semester's exam period.
  • Fieldwork hours must be spread evenly across the semester; a student cannot concentrate hours (e.g., work overtime) for a shorter period without approval from the Fieldwork Coordinator. Requests must be submitted in writing.
  • Students shall not register for more than 12 credits of Fieldwork/Service Learning in one semester (because registering for 12 credits in one semester would require that students work a full-time fieldwork schedule: 36 to 40 hours a week for a total of 500 work hours).
  • Students cannot complete more than 15 credits of psychology Fieldwork/Service Learning during the undergraduate program.

Step 9: Complete and submit the Fieldwork/Internship Contract and Code of Ethics forms

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

The 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
email: janine.buxton@marist.edu

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 www.apa.org).
  • 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.

Step 10: Await confirmation and communication

Confirmation & Communications

I. Wait for the email from the Fieldwork Coordinator

You must await an email that will:

  1. Indicate approval (or problems) with your fieldwork preparation and forms.
  2. Identify who your actual Faculty Supervisor will be.

These emails will be sent within 10 days past the deadline when the forms were due.

II. Wait for the email from your assigned Faculty Supervisor

Your faculty supervisor will send you an email about a week before your fieldwork semester begins. The email will detail certain expectations regarding the requirements to earn a "P" (Passing) grade.

III. Students should email the Faculty Supervisor

Students should email their Faculty Supervisor if you have not received the email above.

Notes:

  • All students must use their ...@Marist.edu email account for all fieldwork communications.
  • Students may begin their fieldwork no earlier than the first day of the semester's classes. The Fieldwork must be completed before the last day of the semester's exam period.

Fieldwork Sites and Supervisors

What is Expected of Marist

In terms of Fieldwork/Internship Experience for Marist Psychology students, it is important that all parties involved understand what is expected of Marist. The appropriate Psychology Department faculty members (e.g., the Fieldwork Coordinator, the Faculty Supervisors, etc.) will:

  • Confirm the eligibility of students proposing to go on fieldwork.
  • Make decisions regarding students' requests for exceptions to standard fieldwork policies/procedures.
  • Determine the suitability of fieldwork sites as placement for the students.
  • Determine reasonable limits regarding the number of students who are allowed to do fieldwork at a particular site.
  • Assign faculty supervisors to students for personal and professional support and to act as a liaison between the fieldwork site and the College.
  • Help the students integrate their academic learning and field experiences.
  • Provide academic advising to assist in the clarification of career planning.
  • Assign a grade of "Pass" or "No Credit" for the fieldwork experience.
  • Offer a limited tuition waiver to the Site Supervisor, transferable to an agency employee. Please contact the Fieldwork Coordinator regarding the details of this offer.
  • Provide Certificate of Insurance Liability forms when necessary

What is Expected of Fieldwork Sites and Supervisors

The fieldwork site and supervisor are expected to:

1. Provide a fieldwork site supervisor who…

  • Possesses appropriate levels of education/training given the level of the responsibilities given to students.
  • Is committed to the growth and development of students.
  • Has time to supervise interns and is frequently available to the intern.

2. Provide meaningful work and…

  • Provide an overview of job, work assignments, time frame, and application procedures.
  • Explore what activities and experiences the intern is interested in pursuing.
  • Provide appropriate training to students so that they can perform their duties effectively.
  • Provide appropriate office space and resources so that the interns can perform their jobs successfully.
  • Refrain from having students drive either their own or agency vehicles to transport the agency's personnel, clientele, patients, consumers, etc.
  • Refrain from having students engage in psychological testing activities in which the tests used require higher levels of education and training according to the specific test user qualification guidelines.
  • Refrain from having students perform restraints on persons served by an agency, unless the student has agreed to perform these duties and has been appropriately trained by the agency.

3. Select interns through a responsible and fair process and...

  • Review resumes and interview intern candidates as needed.
  • Have a policy not to discriminate against qualified applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or special disabled veteran.
  • Approve and sign off on the fieldwork contract.
  • Provide interns with information regarding work attire, and agree on days and times they will be on site.
  • Inform students of required medical treatment/immunizations and cover the costs of such treatments whenever possible.

4. Supervise the intern and…

  • Introduce interns to staff members.
  • Provide an orientation to interns.
  • Provide any training for the skills required to fulfill the role.
  • Meet with interns at weekly supervision sessions to provide feedback.
  • Monitor and discuss the intern's emotional and developmental responses to the work they are doing.
  • Keep in touch with the Faculty Supervisor as needed.

5. Give and Receive Evaluations…

  • Host a mid-semester site visit from the Marist Faculty Supervisor for sharing evaluative feedback between the student, Site Supervisor, and Faculty Supervisor. The site visit may also involve a tour of the facility.
  • Communicate with the Faculty Supervisor periodically to share information about the intern's progress.
  • Conduct an end-of-experience evaluation of the intern using the Evaluation of the Fieldworker form (see Forms section). This form must be completed and sent to the Faculty Supervisor in a timely fashion, and is an important source of information for determination of the "Pass/No Credit" grade assigned by the Faculty Supervisor.

Request a Marist Certificate of Insurance/Liability

Contact the Fieldwork Coordinator and include the following information in the request for the Certificate of Insurance:

  1. The name, title, and email address of the person requesting the certificate.
  2. The name, address, phone, and fax number of the agency where the certificate must be sent.
  3. The names of the Marist PSYC students performing fieldwork.
  4. Specific details of what is requested. For example, often a Certificate of Insurance specifically naming the fieldwork site/agency as a certificate holder is usually requested. Also, sometimes the phrase "Marist Psychology fieldwork students" is asked to be identified on the certificate.
  5. The dates of coverage must be stipulated. For example, if the student is doing fieldwork in the spring of 2019, the dates of coverage can read "Spring semester 2019."

Once the above information is received by the Fieldwork Coordinator, the Certificate of Insurance will be requested from the Marist College Business Office (Jayne Greisemer). The Business Office will send/fax/email the certificate as soon as possible.

The Fieldwork Coordinator and contact information for the Poughkeepsie main campus students and extension sites students 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
email: janine.buxton@marist.edu