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List of Student Internships

Psychology majors at Luther acquire the skills to become competent researchers and effective communicators. These skills are highly valuable in today’s workplace and are essential for graduate training. An internship supplements classroom instruction by providing valuable professional experiences. The variety of internships our students have had reflects the breadth of psychology and the value of majoring in this discipline.


  • Morgan Ames `11—Olmstead County Home and Community Care, Rochester Minn.
  • Corey Christensen `10—Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center, Center City Minn.
  • Kathryn Dolan `10–Organization management, St. David’s Center for Families and Children, Minnetonka, Minn.
  • Brian Hannegan McKee `11—Wisconsin Resource Center, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Winnebago Wis.
  • Christopher Harbaugh`11–Shadowing experience with school guidance counselors, Decorah High School and Decorah Middle School, Decorah, Iowa
  • Whitney Keltner`11—Sedlacek Treatment Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Kathleen Korndoerfer `11—Keystone Area Education Agency, Decorah, Iowa
  • Andrew Kraabel `11–Internship with Judge Alan Allbee, Associate Juvenile Judge District 1, Fayette County Family Drug Court
  • Kelley Kussmann `11—Redgranite Correctional Institution, Redgranite, Wis.
  • Tatum Norton `11–Shadowing experience with elementary and middle school guidance counselors, Waukon Public Schools, Waukon, Iowa
  • Justin Potter `11–Southern Trinity Health Services; Two Rivers Community Care Group. Mad River, Calif.
  • Amy Sandager `12 –Just Like Home Place Assisted Living, Albert Lea, Minn.
  • Swopnil Sthapit `11—Opportunity Homes Inc., Decorah, Iowa
  • Melissa Tyler `11—Lincoln Regional Center State Psychiatric Hospital, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Jenna Yeakle`12 –Youth Program Coordinator, First Lutheran Church, Duluth, Minn.
  • Samantha Young `11—Aase Haugen Homes, Inc., Decorah, Iowa
  • Rachel Ziegeweid `11 —Home Free Shelter for Women and Children, Plymouth, Minn.


  • Christina Arceo `09–Dr. Joe Breitenstein, Counseling Psychologist, Decorah Iowa
  • Elyse Bendel `09–Four Oaks Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice Organization, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Victoria Blanco `10–Management, The Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Laura Delikowski `09–Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Appleton, Wis.
  • Mitchell Demers `11–Iowa Department of Human Services, Decorah IA; Green Chimneys Children’s Services, Brewster, N.Y.
  • James Driessen `09–Dr. Joe Breitenstein, Counseling Psychologist, Decorah, Iowa
  • Alicia Hale `10–Opportunity Homes Inc., Decorah, IA; South Central Human Relations, Owatonna, Minn.
  • Kaitlin Herring `09–Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Planning, Decorah, Iowa
  • Andrew Hrvol `10–Capstone Behavioral Health, Inc., Omaha, Neb.
  • Abbi LaCarte `09–HAWC Partnership for Children, Decorah, Iowa
  • Phillip Livers `09–Rockwell Collins Human Resources, Decorah, Iowa
  • Kassandra Malek `09–Kessel Kids Childcare, Cresco, Iowa
  • Zukiswa Mpande `10–Rochester Diversity Council, Rochester, Minn.
  • Melissa Peterson `09–Community Technologies & Services, Austin, MN; Helping Services of Northeast Iowa, Decorah, Iowa
  • Amy Schneider `09—Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Gregory Schutte `10–Keystone Area Education Training, Elkader, Iowa
  • Gretchen Schwanz `09–Team Rehab, Personal Training Internship, Decorah, Iowa
  • Audrey Seitz `10–Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, University of Iowa Public Policy Center, Iowa City, Iowa 
  • Jennifer Sletten `09–Washburn Child Guidance Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Lisa Vander Molen `09–Central College Human Resources Department, Pella, Iowa
  • Ben Weiss `10–Luther College Simmonds Philosophy Library, Decorah, Iowa
  • Mary Whipple `09–University of Minnesota Department of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minn.