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 counseling, psycho-educational seminars, interpersonal groups, and substance abuse intervention and treatment groups.  Depending upon budget and grant opportunities, internships may be compensated for their time.

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 and will occasionally work some hours during the summer depending upon need and availability.

Counseling Internship:

Open to MA level mental health program students. Student need to commitment to 16/18 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 10-20 individual clients with potential of co-facilitating one group per semester. Interns may possibly help facilitate 1-2 substance use intervention groups per month (some early evening hours required).
Required coursework (completed prior to Spring 2022):  Theories of Counseling; Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; Clinical Interviewing Fundamentals; Multicultural Competency; Group Theory and Practice; Addictions Counseling.

Preferred coursework (completed prior to Spring 2022): Motivational Interviewing. Training will  be provided for those who have not attended and completed a training. 

Required training: Before the first week of the fall semester, interns are required to attend a mandatory paid training. This will be scheduled late August 8am-5pm (lunch provided) covering motivational interviewing, suicide assessment, safety planning, diagnosis, and the use of the electronic health records.

The counseling and psychology internship recruitment for 2022/2023 academic year will start around spring break.  

To apply: Please fill out the form below and 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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