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Graduate-Level Internships

Counseling Internship
Emmanuel College Counseling Center

Job Description:
The Counseling Center graduate intern position requires the intern to work 20 hours a week for the entire academic year (approximately 600 hours). We accept only students from an accredited master's program in counseling or related field who are seeking certification as a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). Unfortunately, we do not accept doctoral students. Experience working with college students is preferred, but not required. Students interested in the Intern position should demonstrate that they have completed the appropriate course work. Knowledge of counseling theory and basic counseling skills is required. Student should also have completed their practicum hours and have some experience working with clinical populations. The Counseling Center strongly believes in a wellness model. The mission of the center is to promote healthy development. An ideal graduate intern understands and embraces the mission of a traditional Catholic college and is committed to working collaboratively within the college community and beyond.

Interns are required to work with diverse undergraduate student populations on campus. He or she is responsible for a managing a caseload of 8-15 students a semester and creating and implementing one group or educational workshop a semester. The intern works closely with all members of the counseling center. He or she receives peer supervision from members of the counseling center staff, but is directly supervised by the Director of the Counseling Center. The intern helps with outreach programming and is required to attend campus events (e.g. move in day, wellness week). The intern should plan his or her schedule between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The intern is required to attend staff meetings on Mondays. The other hours are determined based on his or her availability. In addition, the intern attends weekly meetings with the College of The Fenway (COF) interns for peer supervision and training. We welcome all applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and provide brief counseling to students who experience a range of mental health issues (e.g. depression, adjustment, relationship difficulty, grief, self-injury, stress, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, etc.)
  • Manage a case load of 8-15 students
  • Write progress notes which detail what was discussed in each session
  • Maintain client files
  • Create and execute one workshop or group a semester
  • Effectively communicate with all members of the counseling center staff
  • Update appointment book and track clinical hours and schedule
  • Present yourself professionally to members of the college and Colleges of the Fenway
  • Refer students about the different resources on and off campus (e.g. FYE, Career Counseling Center, Substance abuse clinics, etc.)

Skills and Requirements: 

  • Willingness to see students with a variety of mental health issues
  • Highly-organized and ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of counseling team
  • Knowledge of counseling theory and brief intervention skills
  • Awareness of personal limitations and strengths (i.e. ability to manage own mental health)
  • Knowledge of confidentiality within a college setting
  • Willingness to engage in outreach with other departments within the college
  • Openness to feedback; willingness to give feedback
  • Professional and mature attitude (i.e. appropriate attire, language, behavior)
  • Understanding of Emmanuel College's and the Counseling Center's policies and mission
  • Welcoming, warm, and empathic personality