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 2022-2023 Bellevue College Counseling Center internship application process has closed.

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 check in mid-fall 2022 for the application link. Applications will be due January 31st. Interviews will be held mid-February. 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-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 within WA State 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 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:

Please apply online here: Application link will posted October/November 2022.

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:

Last Updated May 17, 2022