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 across a range of modalities and thorough individual supervision from licensed therapists. This experience includes providing individual and group counseling, administering assessments, documenting in an EHR, collaboration with medical providers, and assisting in the facilitation of substance abuse intervention and treatment groups.  Depending upon budget and grant opportunities, interns will most likely be compensated for their time. All applicants (Ph.D. and Masters students) are encouraged to apply for a funding stipend through the BHWET (Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training) Grant; Counseling Services is an approved site. You can access the grant application here:

Clinical Psychology Assistantship:

Open to Clinical Psychology students seeking experience in individual and group psychotherapies, emphasizing brief treatment and crisis intervention, to a diverse population of university students. As part of their general clinical experience, trainees will gain experience in addressing co-occurring disorders. Training and supervision will be provided by licensed staff clinicians.

The candidate should have attained at least second year standing in graduate school in clinical psychology at the time of application.  Coursework in assessment, psychopathology, life-span development, and psychotherapy theory and practice is desirable.

This assistantship position is 20 hours/week through the academic year. Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year are due on March 16th, 2022. Application materials include: Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, three references, and an unofficial academic transcript.

Counseling Internship:

Open to MA level students in clinical mental health programs. Students need to commitment to 18 hours per week for both fall and spring semesters. This internship offers a dynamic learning experience while working with a diverse client population. Interns also have the potential to co-facilitate a therapeutic group each semester and substance use intervention groups (some early evening hours may be required).

Required course work (or equivalent coursework) completed prior to Fall 2022: Theories and Techniques of Counseling, Addictions Counseling and Motivational Interviewing, Counseling Fundamentals, Group Counseling and Guidance, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, and Clinical Practicum experience

Required training: Before the first week of the fall semester, interns are required to attend a one-day training covering motivational interviewing, suicide assessment, safety planning, diagnosis, and the use of the electronic health records.

Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year counseling internship are due on March 25th, 2022.

To apply: Please send a resume, a cover letter, your unofficial transcripts, and 3 professional/academic references to the Assistant Director of Counseling, Mark Dadmun, at:


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