Clinical Counseling Training Program
The University Counseling Center’s (UCC) full academic year Clinical Counseling internship is designed for students currently enrolled in a CACREP or MPCAC accredited graduate program in clinical mental health counseling. The internship’s primary emphasis is on advanced training in clinical mental health and the provision of supervised clinical interventions.
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 within the framework of the Personalized Care Model. The main location of the UCC is housed on the second floor of Nordenberg Hall, within the University Health and Wellness Center. As well, The UCC has the ability to provide services, programs and trainings in a virtual format. Values and practices of cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to the provision of UCC services, programs and training.
The UCC requests that interested applicants commit to a one-semester practicum as well as two-semester internship with the UCC. Internship would consist of approximately 20 hours weekly with Friday being a required day for practicum and internship. This program will begin with onboarding and orientation training in August 2022.
There are 2 tracks for training:
- Track A:
Practicum beginning Fall 2022
Internship: Spring 2023 and Summer 2023
- Track B:
Internship: Fall 2022
Internship: Spring 2023
This practicum/internship experience 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. Trainees 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 2022-2023 academic year.
Completed applications should include the following:
- Current CV or resume
- Two Essays (1-2 pages)
- 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.
- Undergraduate/Graduate transcripts
- 2 letters of reference, one of which is to be from a current or recent clinical supervisor
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send applications to, or for further questions contact:
Heather Arment, LCSW, BC-TMH
Lead Clinician – 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 2022 placement are now closed.
The Masters Level Clinical Counseling Internship Selection Committee adheres to the following selection process:
- The committee will review all completed applications submitted on a rolling basis and offer interviews to chosen candidates in a timely manner. The candidates selected for the internship will be contacted by phone. All other applicants will receive a letter of appreciation from the Selection Committee.