Clinical Training: Master’s-Level Internship

The Bellevue College Counseling Center offers clinical training and supervision to individuals seeking to gain experience providing mental health services in a higher education setting.

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The Bellevue College Counseling Center is excited to announce that we will be accepting master’s Level Interns for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please review the job posting and applyApplications will be due Jan. 23rd. Interviews will be held mid-Feb. Internship will start early Sept. 2023.

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

Applicants enrolled in an accredited university not located within WA State, must:
•Be able to be physically present at the Bellevue College Counseling Center during their internship; and
•Check with their individual programs and State licensing boards to ensure that an internship placement with the Bellevue College Counseling Center meets their requirements.

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

An intern at the Counseling Center performs duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Site Supervisor. 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-just 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 and other student populations by providing appropriate 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited university in Counseling; Counseling Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Educational Psychology; Educational Counseling; Social Work, or related field.
    • Applicants enrolled in an accredited university not located within WA State, must:
      • Be able to be physically present at the Bellevue College Counseling Center during their internship; and
      • Check with their individual programs and State licensing boards to ensure that an internship placement with the Bellevue College Counseling Center meets their requirements.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to commit to a 9-12 month experience working a minimum of 18 hours per week in-person and remotely.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in pursuing a career in higher education.
  • Experience working with Black or Latinx populations.
  • Bilingual skills.

Application Directions:

Job Posting and Application

Please include All of the following materials:

  1. Complete an online Application (see link above)
  2. An updated resume or curriculum vitae
  3. A cover letter (1-page maximum) that addresses the following:
    • What interests you in an internship at Bellevue College’s Counseling Center;
    • How do you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
    • What are your professional goals after you graduate; and
    • What are your graduate programs’ training requirements (e.g. amount of hours; number of months; etc.).
  4. 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.

For questions, please send an email to the Counseling Center Program Chair, Steven Martel, at: steven.martel@bellevuecollege.edu.

Last Updated October 26, 2022