Graduate Interns

We provide a well-supervised internship experience, which prepares students to work in a college counseling environment. Interns dedicate 15 - 20 hours per week (depending on the intern’s training needs). The student contact component of the internship includes individual appointments, workshops/group work, drop-in counseling, and projects/special assignments. Graduate students can earn hours towards both College and Career specializations and emphases.

Graduate Interns will be trained to effectively counsel a very diverse body of undergraduate college students regarding diverse academic issues and concerns including:

  • Understanding General Education and graduation requirements,
  • Improving study skills (time management, test-taking, note-taking, etc.)
  • Exploring various majors and career options
  • Orienting freshmen and transfer students to the university
  • Counseling students on academic probation regarding their academic progress and making a plan for success
  • Provide personal counseling services related to supporting a student’s academic success, addressing such concerns as transition to college, homesickness, identity exploration and development including but not limited to ethnicity, sexuality, ability, career, addressing family dynamics, mental health issues, immigration status.

Hourly Break down of Typical Internship Week

Interns dedicate 15 - 20 hours per week (depending on the intern’s training needs).

  • Individual supervision - 1 hour per week
  • Intern training - 1 hour per week
  • Staff meeting - 1 hour
  • Project Development - 1 hour
  • Advising* - 6-12 hours

*includes direct student contact AND any administrative tasks including documentation, case-management, student follow-up.

Internship Qualifications:

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate counseling program.