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Student Internship Program

Student Internship Program

Sycamores supports MFT, social work, and professional counseling students in their training and development through our Student Internship Program. The program provides valuable and rewarding real-life experiences for interns that will help prepare them for their future careers. The partnership benefits Sycamores too, with interns contributing to the high-quality, community-based mental health services we provide to our consumers and their families.

Benefits of Placement at Sycamores
Sycamores’ Student Interns are trained on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions for a variety of mental health issues (i.e., depression, trauma, anxiety, disruptive behaviors); mandated reporting; risk assessment and safety planning; evidenced-based assessment (EBA) using standardized outcome measures; and Department of Mental Health (DMH) Documentation.

Interns are also exposed to evidence-based practices (EBP) and have access to Relias e-learning courses on various behavioral health topics.

Minimum Requirements for Interns

  • Students must be enrolled in a fieldwork course and receiving course credit for the duration of the internship.
  • A minimum nine-to-fifteen-month commitment is required, depending on the training requirements of the student’s university.
  • Must be available 16-24 hours per week, spread out over two to three designated days.
  • Transportation and schedule flexibility is required in order to provide Sycamores’ consumers with services during after-school hours (late afternoon through early evening), two to three days per week.
  • Weekly, two-hour clinical group supervision and one-hour individual supervision is required.

New training cohorts typically begin in January, April/May, and August/September of each academic year.

How To Apply
If you are interested in an internship at Sycamores, please email your resume and a cover letter, along with up to three of your preferred placement locations (visit our Contact page to view placement locations), and your internship start- and end-dates to studentinterns@sycamores.org