Clinical Counseling Training Program
The University Counseling Center’s 10-month Clinical Counseling internship is designed for students currently enrolled in a CACREP or MPCAC accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The internship’s primary emphasis is on advanced training in Clinical Counseling and the provision of supervised clinical interventions.
The UCC staff employs a multicultural group of professionals, including senior staff (Clinical Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers), counseling interns, doctoral psychology interns and practicum students, social work interns, and support staff. Interns are considered an integral part of the staff and are included in all functions of the UCC. Clinical service and training are given high priorities, with room for interns to pursue projects of particular interest to them.
The UCC is a department within the Division of Student Affairs, with a mission of providing high quality services and programs that foster the academic and personal development, as well as the psychological well-being, of Pitt’s diverse student body. The UCC is housed on the second floor of Nordenburg Hall, within the University Health and Wellness Center.
This program will begin on the third Monday in August, and includes one full time week of orientation training in August and a week of training in December, following the end of classes for Fall Semester. The overall emphasis of the experience will be advanced clinical training.
This internship involves supervised direct service of counseling (individual, relationship and/or group) workshops, and psychoeducational outreach activities. Interns participate in orientation, staff meetings, drop-in services, team building meetings, and crisis appointments.
This program is designed to meet the needs of those second-year students seeking intense supervised training in clinical counseling with college students with diverse concerns from multicultural backgrounds.
Preferences will be given to candidates who have a desire for a clinical career path and want the challenges and rewards of a rigorous clinical placement. Some clinical experience and related course work are preferred, as the candidate will begin providing clinical services after the orientation process concludes in August.
We are dedicated to training professional mental health counselors and view training as an essential component of the UCC. We have a multidisciplinary training group of counseling, psychology, and social work students. Interns have an excellent opportunity to learn about the practice of therapy, as well as the importance of the clinician's understanding of self.
The number of clinical counseling intern positions will vary each year. Currently up to three positions are available for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Completed applications should include the following:
1. Current CV or Resume
2. Two Essays:
- Statement of Interest (1-2 pages double spaced): Your statement should express your interest in training at our site and include a discussion of your relevant coursework and work experiences that make you a good candidate for our training program.
- Training Goals and Expectations (1-2 pages double spaced): Please discuss your training goals, interests, and expectations for your training year while also highlighting your commitment to serving our students through a lens of cultural humility with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Undergraduate/Graduate transcripts
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send applications to, or for further questions contact:
Heather Arment, LCSW, BC-TMH
Lead Clinical - Masters Training Program
The University Counseling Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Applications for Fall 2021 placement are currently being accepted and will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled. The Masters Level Clinical Counseling Internship Selection Committee adheres to the following selection process:
- The committee will review all completed applications submitted by a tentative deadline date of March 19, 2021, with the expectation that Zoom interviews will occur during the end of March/early April 2021. This date could be extended if intern candidates aren't identified by this time. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email to schedule this.
- The candidates selected for the internship will be contacted by phone. All other applicants will receive a letter of appreciation from the Masters Level Clinical Counseling Intern Selection Committee.