Graduate Student Trainee Program

Become A Graduate Student Trainee

“My experience at the Counseling Center made me realize that my passion is working with college students. My internship … provided me the opportunity to work with clients who were experiencing a variety of concerns and to improve my counseling skills. I was able to run two groups and realized how much I love group work.”
Brittany Lutton

Who We Are:

The UNCG Counseling Center is part of Student Health Services and works closely with several other departments within Student Affairs and across campus. The Counseling Center provides services to UNCG students addressing a diverse range of mental health and developmental concerns.
 

What We Offer:

The UNCG Counseling Center invites applications for three, half-time (20 hour) graduate student trainee positions (advanced practicum/internship) each academic year. Our trainees work alongside a multidisciplinary professional staff to provide individual psychotherapy, group counseling, workshops, and outreach services. Supervision is provided weekly by a senior staff clinician. Trainees attend a weekly training seminar and case conference facilitated by staff members who bring extensive therapy and supervision/training experience. Our goal is to provide trainees with experiences that develop their clinical skills as well as an appreciation for the importance of multicultural competence, social justice, and advocacy for the diverse populations that we serve. The internship offers an opportunity to move beyond learning technical skills to integrating the use of self into clinical practice. Trainees may work with supervisors to explore areas of interest relevant to the college student population.
 

Selection Criteria:

Applications are accepted from UNCG master’s students in Counseling, joint UNCG-NCA&T master’s students in Social Work, and UNCG doctoral students in Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Counselor Education. After a review of applications, individuals are selected to be interviewed by the Counseling Center staff. This is an advanced placement and is not appropriate for students without clinical experience.

Priority review for applications is February 15th. Electronic submissions are required. Apply here