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Sport Psychology Internship Opportunity

Dr. Alan Chu is recruiting one to two students to serve as sport psychology interns for Dr. Chu’s work with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes. This experience would be a good fit for students who are interested in sport and performance psychology related work. The main responsibilities including the following:

  1. Preparing and organizing sport psychology assessment and consulting materials.
  2. Providing support, such as attending workshops to assist with distributing and collecting materials.
  3. Handling performance data including performance profiling and statistical analyses.

Any student who has taken PSYCH 300 and is interested in sport and performance psychology can apply. Selected students will earn 2-3 credits and meet with Dr. Chu weekly in Spring 2020. To apply, students should email an unofficial academic transcript and a statement (one page, double-spaced, APA format) describing experiences and interests related to sport and performance psychology and expectations of the internship (e.g., what you want to learn and accomplish) to Dr. Chu ( by December 1. Feel free to email Dr. Chu if you have any questions or concerns.

Study Abroad Trip

Feeding the Body and Mind: Physical and Mental Health Study Abroad in France

The goal of the trip is to learn from experiencing how the bounty of nature can help feed our bodies and minds. In Paris we will discover how gardens and parks help reduce the stresses inherent in urban life in big cities such as this.  In Nice, we will walk by the Mediterranean Sea and feel the benefits of moving water and taste the food that comes from the sea to the table.


  • What Courses: Nutritional Science (NUT SCI 499)/Psychology (PSYCH 499)
  • Program Dates: May 17, 2020 – June 1, 2020
  • Professors: Deb Pearson & Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Want to know more?

  • Check out the website
  • email Georjeanna:
  • Come to an Informational Session:
    • Thursday November 21 5:00-5:30pm in MAC 109
  • Come to a Drop-In Informational Session:
    • Wednesday December 4 11:00am-12:00pm in the World Unity Room A (in the Union) 

Sport Psychology Research Assistantships with Dr. Fogaça (deadline updated)

Dr. Fogaça is looking for up to 6 RAs for spring 2020.

She will be conducting two studies. One will be in the design phase, where she will work with up to 2 RAs to adapt a life skills through sport program to kids on the spectrum. Activities may include literature review, assessment of manuscript strengths and weaknesses, and grant search and writing. The second will be in the data analysis phase (although there may be more data collection in the spring) and is on the topic of grieving of a team member. Dr. Fogaça will also have up to 2 RAs in this project. Activities may include interviewing, transcription of data, coding, statistical analysis, development of resources to athletes, teams, and sports institutions, and writing and presentation of results.

The final 2 RA positions are for students who have research ideas related to the topic of sport psychology and would like to collaborate with Dr. Fogaça in developing this project. Alternatively, they could conduct an independent study and develop their projects themselves, with Dr. Fogaça’s supervision.

Previous experiences in sports is not a requirement for any of the RA positions. RAs will have to participate in weekly meetings (meeting times will be defined after the RAs are chosen). Candidates are also expected to have completed the research methods course and have at least a 3.0 GPA, although a lower GPA could be acceptable depending on other qualities that the candidate has.

Interested candidates, please email Dr. Fogaça ( by November 8th a paragraph describing which RA position they are interested in and why they are interested in this opportunity. Please also email Dr. Fogaça questions you may have about the position. Dr. Fogaça will interview candidates for the positions in the following week after applications are due.

Tank Elementary Internship Applications (deadline updated)

Internship Opportunity for Spring 2020

Recess Program at Tank Elementary School

Are you interested in sport psychology, counseling, school psychology, social work, or teaching?   

Are you interested in gaining some experience working with young children?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, this internship might be for you!!

Tank Elementary School in Green Bay is seeking two responsible and dependable college students to assist with their Recess Program and Sensory Room.  Tank is made up of kindergarten through 5th grade students.  The Recess program involves guiding children engaging in physical activities and play, while teaching them skills to manage their emotions and behaviors.  In addition, interns will provide support for the learning of socioemotional skills in the school’s sensory room, which is available for all students.

The time commitment would be seven hours per week. Although there is some flexibility on the schedule, students are expected to be present for at least two days around the time of recess (12:05-1:05 pm). The final schedule of the internship will be defined after the interns are chosen.  In addition to recess, interns work in other ways at the school (such as assisting in a classroom, lunch break, reading with students, and playing learning games) to earn their 100 hours total for the 3-credit internship.  These are not paid positions, but it is a great internship opportunity.  The Recess Program is flexible environment to get to know some kids and practice your skills.

If you’re interested and would be able to intern for 2 days (lunch periods) per week for the Spring 2020 semester, please contact Professor Jana Fogaça by email at fogacaj@uwgb.eduto receive an application. All applications are due to Dr. Fogaça by Friday November 8th, 2019.

**You must meet the qualifications for a Psychology or Human Development Internship – check out the website for details at