The Bellevue College Counseling Center is excited to announce that we will be accepting Master’s Level Interns for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications will be due Friday, February 19th. Interviews will be held during the beginning of March. Internship will start early September.

*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 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 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 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.
  • 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 a minimum of 18 hours per week.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in pursuing a career in higher education.
  • Bilingual skills.

Application Directions:

Apply online here. or

Please include 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 (i.e. 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.
  5. Attach a reference list with the names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.
  6. Optional: Letters of recommendation.

For questions, please send an email to the Counseling Center Program Chair, Steven Martel, at:

Last Updated January 27, 2021