NVFS offers two-semester clinical internships for Master's in Counseling and Master's in Social Work students who have previous counseling experience. The program is small, placing up to 4-6 students total at one time. While the majority of internships are fall/spring, we also accept applications for spring/summer and summer/fall.
Description of Clinical Services
Clinical opportunities may include therapeutic activities or interventions with culturally diverse clients who have experienced domestic violence, trauma, post-traumatic stress or homelessness. Many clients are recent immigrants who are very unfamiliar with American culture. Clinical services provided include individual and family counseling, support groups and psychiatric care.
Language: The majority of clinical placements require fluency in one of the following languages: Spanish, Amharic, Arabic or Farsi. Applicants fluent in other languages may still be considered. There is extremely limited placement opportunity for applicants without a second language.
Experience & Interest: All applicants must be second year students in good academic standing, have some previous experience counseling adults or children, and have a strong interest in cross-cultural issues and community-based services.
NVFS offers one hour of individual supervision each week with a licensed Professional Counselor or licensed Social Worker. Some placements may include group supervision in addition to individual supervision. Please note that some programs have requirements for additional training, team meetings/group supervision, and evening or Saturday hours.
How & When to Apply
Application deadlines: Fall/spring deadline is March 15; spring/summer deadline is September 30; summer/fall deadline is January 31.
Submit applications to: Karen Horowitz, Director, Internship & Volunteer Engagement
- Applications are reviewed by Director, Internship & Volunteer Engagement
- Director, Internship & Volunteer Engagement contacts applicants to schedule a phone interview.
- Director, Internship & Volunteer Engagement refers top candidates to Clinical Coordinator who reviews applications and selects applicants to interview.
- Clinical Coordinator schedules and conducts in-person interviews with selected applicants. In some cases, a second in-person interview may be requested.
- Clinical Coordinator and Director, Internship & Volunteer Engagement make final selections and contact all applicants to offer placement or to notifying them if they haven't been selected.