The Graduate Training Program internship provides opportunities for graduate students in counseling-based programs (e.g. psychology, social work, etc.) to develop their clinical counseling skills in a college setting. Graduate interns will integrate their knowledge and counseling skills by working with Middlebury College students under careful supervision provided by the combined efforts of on-site supervisors and graduate program faculty. To this end, supervisors typically find themselves teaching, modeling, consulting, and even co-counseling with interns.
Middlebury College Counseling interns will:
- Meet with students for one-on-one counseling sessions and build a robust caseload.
- Run groups on campus (optional).
- Conduct crisis intervention.
- Refer students to appropriate resources.
- Participate in meetings and case consultations with other clinicians and staff.
- Have the opportunity to attend professional development trainings.
Through direct experience and close supervision, interns will:
- Develop clinical counseling skills and integrate counseling theory.
- Learn how to integrate social justice oriented practices in their work with students and learn more about the role of power and oppression on a college campus.
- Learn more about human development specific to the college population.
- Learn how to identify an individual’s challenges and cater interventions accordingly.
- Learn to identify and address ethical concerns.
- Learn about social and family systems and how they impact a student.
- Learn more about the role of counseling within higher education institutions as a whole.
- Experience what it’s like to be a professional counselor.
For a more detailed description of Middlebury College Counseling’s role on campus, please review our Scope of Care.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Amy Dingman-Parini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also direct any questions about Middlebury College Counseling’s Graduate Training Program to Amy Dingman-Parini at email@example.com.