Internship

The Bellevue College Counseling Center is excited to announce that we will be accepting Master’s Level Interns for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications will be due Wednesday, March 13th. Interviews will be held during the end of March or beginning of April.

*Bellevue College cannot accept candidates who require the College to provide clinical liability insurance during the internship.

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

An intern at the Counseling Center performs duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Internship Coordinator. The intern will receive at least one-hour of weekly individual clinical supervision with a licensed mental health counselor and/or licensed psychologist. The intern also has the opportunity to participate in the Counseling Center’s weekly staff meetings and case consultations.

Below are the typical duties of an intern:

  • Provide culturally-competent and socially justice minded short- and long-term individual (personal, educational, and career) and group counseling.
  • Assist students with identifying and resolving problems affecting their educational and personal development by clarifying short- and long-range educational/personal/occupational goals.
  • Provide crisis counseling and assessment for students in distress.
  • Use culturally responsive therapeutic modalities when working with historically underrepresented student populations.
  • Refer students to appropriate community resources and services.
  • Support students on academic probation by providing appropriate therapeutic interventions to help them achieve academic success.
  • Provide developmental advising practices to help students set educational goals.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Other Potential Functions/Job Duties:

 Interns may also have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Create and deliver outreach activities/events, workshops, and other prevention services to the campus community.
  • Administer and interpret career assessments and standardized tests such as the Strong Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited university in Counseling; Counseling Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Educational Psychology; Educational Counseling; Social Work, or related field.
  • Willing to learn to provide culturally responsive personal, academic, and career counseling, especially to individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Openness to receive and integrate feedback.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse teams and diverse populations.
  • Experience using various computer applications.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to commit to a 9-12 month experience working 16-20 hours per week.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in pursuing a career in higher education.

Application Directions:

To apply or for questions, please send an email to the Internship Coordinator, Alana Jaeck, at: alana.jaeck@bellevuecollege.edu. In your email, please include the following materials:

  1. An updated resume or curriculum vitae
  2. A cover letter (1-page maximum) that addresses the following:
    • What interests you in an internship at Bellevue College’s Counseling Center;
    • Why you feel you would be a good fit;
    • What are your professional goals after you graduate; and
    • What are your graduate programs’ training requirements (i.e. amount of hours; number of months; etc.).
  3. A Statement of Diversity (1-page maximum) that addresses the following:
    • Provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College and the Counseling Center.
  4. A reference list with the names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.

Last Updated January 10, 2019