The Chicago School believes that higher education is not merely about transferring knowledge, but about equipping students with both the desire and the ability to use their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to serve the greater good. In addition to their classroom work, our students learn through ongoing professional mentorship, career planning support, and an unparalleled range of relevant, hands-on training experiences – equating to more than 800,000 hours of high-impact, resume-building work in the community every year. Our students participate in the following opportunities, tailoring experiences to their unique career aspirations and personal callings.
Internships and Practicums
Each year, students are linked with enriching practicums and internships at organizations throughout Southern California and across the country, where they provide invaluable psychology services to thousands of individuals and families with diverse backgrounds and needs, while refining their skills as top-notch professionals. Learn about our Office of Applied Professional Practice.
Community Service Opportunities
In addition to required clinical training placements, Chicago School students have the opportunity to participate in community-engaged scholarship – learning by working in the local community to identify, bring awareness to, and develop solutions to universal societal problems. Working alongside faculty and staff, our students help nonprofit and for-profit organizations conduct research, answer critical strategic questions, strengthen treatment models, build new programs, and more.