NOTE: The Counseling Center has paused our Psychology Internship program for the 2021/22 academic year.
The Drexel University Counseling Center offers a 9-month Psychology Internship for students in the second year of a master's program in Professional Counseling, Social Work, or related degrees. Interns are expected to provide a range of therapeutic interventions to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.
This internship is appropriate for students who have completed one year of their master's program with supervised clinical social work. In addition, we expect all students to have completed some basic course work in counseling theory. While it would be advantageous if the previous practice experience was with an adolescent, early adult or college age population, this is not a requirement. What is most important is that potential student interns demonstrate interest in working with a diverse university student population and exhibit an openness and willingness to learn within our setting.
Interns typically work 16-20 hours per week, depending on their availability and their school’s requirements. Interns will provide individual counseling (all sessions are recorded), conduct intake assessments, participate in our group and workshop program, process observe groups, and provide outreach on a variety of psychoeducational topics to the Drexel community. Interns will receive one hour of weekly individual supervision with a licensed psychologist. Interns will have the opportunity to develop skills in interviewing, assessment, crisis intervention, consultation and treatment planning. Interns will be exposed to a short term therapy model (although opportunities exist for conducting some longer term work as well). They will be encouraged to take increasing responsibility for treatment planning as their skills and understanding increase. Interns will also be encouraged to integrate different theoretical perspectives in their practice. Interested applicants should have a strong interest and commitment to diversity, cultural humility and social justice.
Students interested in field placement at the Drexel University Counseling Center for their second year of their program are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have already completed a clinically oriented first year internship are favored. To be considered for internship at this placement, interested candidates must complete and electronically submit the following:
- An updated curriculum vita
- A cover letter explaining interest in the Internship program
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, from December through January 31.
Interested applicants can submit their materials via email to Cristie Cunningham, PhD, Training Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.