CSB Student Intern Opportunities
Our definition of an "Intern" is an individual completing specific requirements under supervision, for academic institution, seeking placement for either practicum or internship. Internship differs from a Residency, which is defined as an individual who has completed a Master’s program in psychology, social work or related field and is seeking supervision and clinical placement for state licensure or certification. Contractual agreements must also be in place in order to accept a student from a given school.
Our programs provide internship opportunities for individual and group work in prevention, outpatient, day treatment, outreach/engagement and residential treatment settings. Our internship opportunities change frequently, and most of our internships are unpaid. We interview interns at any time during the calendar year, and students should apply at least 4-6 months prior to the start of their placement, whenever possible. Our internship opportunities change frequently and historically many more applicants apply than there are placements available. Students should apply at least 4-6 months prior to the start of their placement. The internship program is a competitive process and student candidates are selected based on academic performance, applicable experience and professional skills which match the needs of the placement.
All practicum and intern positions are full for spring 2015. Applications for Summer and Fall 2015 practicum and internship placements are currently being accepted. Currently due to capacity there are no residency placements at this time.
The selection process for internships with the CSB is selective, and more interns and residents apply that we are able to accept. Applicants should expect to participate in at least two interviews, and provide reference information including previous employer and training sites. All communications during the application process will be considered as part of the application packet. When accepted, interns will go through extensive background checks, be screened or tested for tuberculosis, and participate in training and orientation activities. The cost of these requirements will be borne by the CSB.
There are currently several types of training opportunities in the CSB:
- Undergraduate and graduate level internships in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, health systems management, psychology, substance abuse counseling, and others
- Nursing internships, including Advanced Practice-Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Preceptorship
- Psychiatric Residency
- Clinical Psychology Externship
At this time, Clinical Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency opportunities are not available.
If you are unsure which program is the appropriate one for which you should apply, contact VIVA Program Manager Cynthia Miller (703-799-2847, TTY 711) to complete an application and VIVA program staff will consider you for an appropriate program.
Please do not apply unless you are taking a class requiring an internship or are completing a professional credential requiring an internship.