Internship & Training Opportunities

The PLU Counseling Center offers a 20-hour a week, unpaid internship that begins in Mid-August and ends the last week of May.  This internship provides developing professionals the opportunity to work directly with a college student population.  Interns accumulate significant direct clinical hours, co-facilitate workshops with a supervisor, design and implement a campus outreach event, participate in campus mental-health trainings, complete a self-chosen internship project, and experience robust supervision.

Interns meet 1.5 hours a week with a primary supervisor and an hour a week with a secondary supervisor in internship seminar.  In this supervision, interns get help with ways to work with clients and resources for expanding their knowledge of different interventions.  Interns receive group supervision during case consultation an hour a week.  In addition to formal supervision, PLU has two psychologists and one MA level LMHC who are extremely approachable and have a “doors always open” policy if there is a need to consult or debrief.

Our internship is open to MA level and doctoral level students.  The internship serves as a “practicum” experience for MA-level interns and is designed to meet requirements for “pre-internship” for doctoral level students that have completed the requisite training experiences.  While there is some flexibility in schedule for interns (we understand they are graduate students), interns must be able to attend a weekly case consultation meeting and staff meeting on Thursdays from 11:00-1:30pm.

The PLU Counseling Center accepts applications for the internship beginning Feb 1st.  Applications are reviewed throughout February and interviews are conducted in March.  Internship placement is offered by the 1st of April.

To apply, fax or email a cover-letter detailing your desire to contribute to our work with students here at PLU, a resume/CV, and 3 references.

PLU Counseling Center
Attention: Elizabeth Barton, Ph.D., Director
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

Fax: 253-536-5124
Phone: 253-535-7206