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

You may also direct any questions about Middlebury College Counseling’s Graduate Training Program to Amy Dingman-Parini at