Internship Opportunities

Counseling Services provides behavioral and mental health care for University of Montana students. We are proud to offer a number of high-quality clinical training experiences to University of Montana graduate student interns. All interns and assistants will receive specialized training in motivational interviewing and its various clinical applications. Services include individual and crisis counseling, psycho-educational seminars, interpersonal groups, substance abuse intervention and treatment groups, and ADHD assessments, depending on position.

Clinical Psychology Assistantship:

Open to Clinical Psychology students seeking experience in assessment, individual counseling, psycho-educational and process groups. Graduate students work 16 hours/week through the academic year plus Winter and Summer sessions. This is a paid position. 

Counseling Internship:

Open to MA level mental health program students. Commitment to 16 hours per week for fall and spring semesters. Any additional time off within the academic calendar must have prior approval from your supervisor. Will maintain a counseling caseload of 8-10 individual clients with potential of co-facilitating one group per semester. Will facilitate 1-2 substance use intervention groups per month (some early evening hours required) Pay is $11 per hour.
Required coursework (completed prior to Fall 2020):  Theories of Counseling; Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; Clinical Interviewing Fundamentals; Multicultural Competency; Group Theory and Practice; Addictions Counseling.

Preferred coursework (completed prior to Fall 2020): Motivational Interviewing. Training will  be provided for those who have not attended and completed a training. Date: TBD

Required training: Before the first week of the fall semester, interns are required to attend a mandatory paid training: August 28th, 8am-5pm (lunch provided) covering motivational interviewing, suicide assessment, safety planning and diagnosis.

The counseling and psychology internship recruitment for next year will start around spring break. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 internship. Please send your application and required information to Jessie McCafferty at: Deadline for receipt is Friday March 27th, 2020. Click the link below for application.