Internship Program

Program Overview

Thrive offers eight internships open to 2nd year Master’s level students in clinical counseling or social work and interested in working with a diverse population in an out-patient community mental health setting. Thrive also offers four internships open to 1st  year Master’s level students pursuing a degree in social work who are interested in working with a diverse population in an out-patient community mental health setting.

 

Areas of Focus

2nd year Master’s students:

  • Outpatient Therapy, General Focus: therapy internship with focus of working with adults (1-2 intern positions)
  • Outpatient Therapy, Youth and Family Focus: therapy internship with focus on working with youth & families (1 intern position)
  • Outpatient Therapy, Psychiatric Focus: therapy internship with focus of working with adults and psychiatric collaboration (1 intern position)
  • Outpatient Therapy and Crisis Intervention Focus: therapy internship with crisis intervention specialty (4 intern positions), car required*

1st year Master’s students:

  • Interns will be offered a range/variety of experiences including providing case management and community support-individual services to clients and their support network, assisting with Mental Health Home Base Support Program, and performing utilization review activities.

 

Expectations

2nd year Master’s students:

  • Thrive Counseling Center Internships are a minimum of 9 months (typically from August – May), 24 hours/week.
  • Intern schedules are 40% direct clinical service, 60% indirect service, training, and supervision. This includes 1 hour/week of individual supervision with a licensed supervisor, 1 hour/week of group case consultation, and 2-4 hours of monthly clinical trainings.
  • Gain experience working with a diverse population of adults, couples, adolescents, families, and groups. All internships include out-patient therapy, some offer the opportunity to gain additional areas of specialty including crisis intervention, psychiatric collaboration, and working with youth.

1st year Master’s students:

  • Thrive Counseling Center Internships are a minimum of 8 months (typically from late August – early May), 16 hours/week.
  • Intern can expect about 30-40% of the time being spent with direct client interaction, 60-70% indirect service, research, and supervision. This includes 1 hour/week of individual supervision with a licensed supervisor (LCSW), 1 hour/week of group supervision/case consultation, and 4-8 hours of monthly clinical trainings/meetings.

 

Application Process

  • To apply, please send: a cover letter, resume or CV, and 2-3 letters of recommendation (PDF preferred) to Internship Coordinator: internship@thrivecc.org
  • 2nd year Master’s students: Please specify if applying to only 1 of the 4 internship options: general, crisis, psych., youth. If no preference specified, application will apply to all open internships.

 

Timeline 

Applications for 2nd year internship positions are accepted from January 1 through March 1. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews with target of securing all internships by March 31.

Applications for 1st year internship positions will start being accepted on January 1.  Potential candidates will be contacted for interviews starting in mid-March.  Selected interns will be offered a position on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, with target completion of June 30.