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Counseling Services Clinical Internship Program

The Counseling Services Internship Program at The College of St. Scholastica seeks to train Masters of Social Work and Counseling Psychology students for professional practice in the context of higher education environments. Student Health and Wellness emphasizes developmental and wellness models, and utilizes individual, group, and community-based practice interventions. It is our goal to train students in clinical skills, theoretical frameworks, and therapeutic interventions while being grounded in an inclusive and multicultural wellness model, NASW ethical standards, and CSWE core social work competencies.

Student Health and Wellness at The College of St. Scholastica is an ideal setting for MSW and Counseling Psychology interns to gain experience in assessment and treatment interventions, prevention strategies, campus outreach and psychoeducation while addressing a broad range of mental health issues. Common presenting concerns include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment to college
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual assault
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol use/abuse

Interns complete a minimum of 450 hours of field experience over the span of two semesters (typically second year placement is from September through early May), in accordance with CSWE and graduate program requirements. Applications are generally reviewed April-May with interviews in late May or early June. The position is open until filled, however clinical internship opportunities are dependent on staffing and training allocations at CSS. For additional information contact Leigh Branovan, Assistant Director of Counseling Services at 218-723-6085 or by email at lbranovan@css.edu