Clinical Intern (Graduate Level)
Job Details
Unpaid Internship
Masters Program participant Non-Complete
Behavioral and Mental Health Services

Clinical Intern - Graduate Level

The intern will learn at one of our clinical internship sites either in MD, DC, VA, SC or NC under the direct supervision of a clinical intern supervisor, that is licensed and eligible to provide clinical supervision. In addition, the internship experience will be supported by ongoing skills coaching through our Department of Organizational Excellence. The clinical intern supports the clinical team in terms of service deliver and other functions and responsibilities. This participant will obtain real-world experience in direct and indirect service models compliant to the interns professional board and/or educational institutional requirements. All clinical interns must provide documentation of professional board and/or educational internship requirements prior to on-boarding as an intern within VOACC. VOACCs clinical internship program includes individuals seeking social work, counseling, peer recovery, and other related internships.

Clinical Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas:

Group counseling
Individual counseling
Family counseling
Help create or implement special programs for Clients (i.e. drug and alcohol counseling, male and female issues)
Create and develop workshops and seminars
Developing and participating in crisis training activities
Developing programs and participating in activities for Clients with special needs
Multicultural counseling
Program evaluation
Training in various evidenced based practices and the potential to gain clinical certifications


Ideal interns will demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with, or able to learn, software
  • Detail oriented administrative abilities and accurate data entry experience
  • Ability to develop informational reporting based on raw data requests
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing
  • Discrete, trustworthy with strong business integrity and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Able to meet time-sensitive time frames when necessary
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent filing skills are required, and strong organizational skills
  • Professional and customer service-oriented demeanor, comfortable working with all levels of employees
  • Motivated self-starter who can work independently and in team environment
  • Excellent business phone etiquette
  • Excellent editing, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills

Eligibility for Internship:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college or university.
  • Must be able to commit to a full semester, generally about 20 hours per week (Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter)
  • Provide a resume and 300 word cover letter, indicating internship choice and reason to be accepted. 
  • Meeting the application submission deadline and including all required information.
  • Must have acceptable Criminal Background check, and Negative Drug Screening
  • Exceptions may be made for internships required for the attainment of a professional certification under the guidance of a recognized professional certification board.