What we do
Development of the Individual Internship Plan
An individualized internship plan is developed for each intern so that an intern is always aware of program expectations and their progress in relation to these expectations. The plan contains goals, objectives, specific means (activities) of accomplishing these goals, and realistic methods of evaluating the intern's progress as well as the effectiveness of the plan.
The Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS*PIC) is a joint venture between the Human Development Center (HDC) of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC),Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and charter school networks. LAS*PIC is dedicated to providing vital experiences to help the intern become successful in their chosen profession. Utilizing both school-based and professional supervisors, the internship provides students with intensive supervision and comprehensive regular and special education program experiences with children across the age span.
LASPIC adheres to a Scientific - Practitioner Model, and is committed to training professionals to develop expertise in both psychology and education. The primary purpose of the internship program is to prepare school psychology interns with the adaptive skills and professional competence required for entry into the profession. LAS*PIC encourages a special sensitivity to the cultural diversities of all people and a respect for the uniqueness and human dignity of individuals.
The Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS*PIC) spans greater than 100 miles, in and around New Orleans. The location can provide the intern with unique experiences and contact with stimulating cultures. The intern working in New Orleans or the surrounding communities can experience a variety of lifestyles and cultures from the beaches of the mid-Gulf Coast to the proud narrow streets of the French Quarter.
Admission to the Internship Program
Interns will be accepted into the program on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Interns are selected based on their potential to benefit from the training program and their potential to contribute to the Program and to the field of School Psychology. Applications are due by Friday, November 15, 2015 and screened applicants will be invited to interview in December and January. As APPIC members, LAS*PIC subscribes to the National Matching Service, which will publish matches of interns with training sites on their announced release day.