A Postcard From: Isabelle Frosch ’17

Name: Isabelle Frosch

Year: 2017

Major: Psychology

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going.

This summer, I am interning at the Commonwealth Research Center (CRC) a clinical research institution housed within the Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School. The clinic runs various research projects and therapy opportunities for people who are at high-risk for developing schizophrenia. It has been a fantastic opportunity to apply my knowledge of psychology from the classroom to this professional setting. I have also learned many new skills—including how to conduct a neuropsychological assessment and run an EEG. So far, this internship has illustrated to me a potential post-grad path I would like to pursue—clinical psychology! Many people working in the lab are at various stages of pursuing doctorate degrees in psychology and it is great to learn from them.

How I heard about my internship:

I was put in contact with the director of the CRC from a friend and emailed him directly! We met for an interview while I was in Boston for Spring Break.

Why I applied for my internship:

As a rising senior, I wanted to gain insight into the professional application of psychology. Working at a lab that conducts cutting edge research and practices clinical work was the perfect way to better understand the two potential paths I could take with my psychology degree, and illustrate ways in which the two are successfully combined.

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