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Graduate Internship

Internship Overview

The Counseling Center offers master level internship opportunities at Longwood University.  Responsibilities include providing individual and group counseling, offering outreach opportunities to the Longwood community, consultation to the campus community, and providing information about our services at campus events.  The experiences you will be exposed to at the Counseling Center will not only help you develop clinical skills to work at other counseling center, but also skills that are transferable to a diverse array of professional work environments.  The Counseling Center provides weekly case conference and individual supervision to help students become competent professionals.  The Counseling Center will accept up to a maximum of three graduate students for their internship experience.  This opportunity is open to master level counseling students from other colleges as well.  The Counseling Center is IACS accredited and provides supervised experience that contributes to the LPC licensure process.

 

Application Process

All applications for internship need to be submitted a semester in advance of planned internship.  Preference is given to applicants who can commit to two semesters, however, applicants who desire a one semester internship can still apply.  The Counseling Center staff believes that interns get a better learning experience when they are able to commit to the fall and spring semester.

The application process for master level internship is the following:

  1. One page cover letter expressing your interest in the internship.
  2. A resume.
  3. Two professional or academic letters of recommendation that include contact information.
  4. An interview with the Training Coordinator, Dr. David Davino.
 

Heather Hammock, MEd

Practicum/Intern, 2011-2012 Academic Year

"My name is Heather Hammock and I completed my graduate practicum and internship at Longwood University in the Counseling Center.  I am an alum of Longwood, graduating in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice.  I then attended Lynchburg College and completed a masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I loved working in the Longwood University Counseling Center.  I learned a tremendous amount from not only the supervision experience, but also serving the students as a clinician in training.  The staff in the center treat graduate interns and practicum students as a fellow employee, where you see students individually and in groups, attend crisis calls and staff meetings, organize outreach programs, and become involved in campus events.  Now, I work at Hampden-Sydney College as a College Counselor.  Without my practicum and internship experience at Longwood University, I would not have gotten the opportunity to be employed on a college campus.  My recommendation for any future practicum intern students would be to use the resources and freedom provided to you while working at the center by engaging in all services offered.  This will prepare you for many different jobs in the mental health field, not just college counseling."