Internship Program

Program Overview

Thrive offers 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. 

Areas of Focus

2nd year Master’s students:

  • Outpatient Therapy, General Focus: therapy internship with focus of working with adults
  • Outpatient Therapy, Youth and Family Focus: therapy internship with focus on working with youth & families
  • Outpatient Therapy and Crisis Intervention Focus: therapy internship with crisis intervention specialty, car required*


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, and working with youth.


Application Process

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



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.