Internship Placement Information

2015-2016 Academic Year

The Wheelock College Counseling Center serves an undergraduate and graduate student population, usually 18 to 24 years. Interns provide individual counseling and groups that are usually time-limited. They are also expected to be involved in in outreach activities.

Each week, interns engage in 2 hours of individual supervision with two senior staff, intern group supervision with the director, and all-staff disposition meetings. In addition, they attend a weekly intern seminar with other Colleges of the Fenway interns Monday mornings.

Interns are required to be on-site on Friday mornings and one early evening each week. Interns are also required to be present during orientation that occurs the last two weeks of August. Interns are expected to follow Wheelock's winter and spring break schedule. During Wheelock's winter break, interns are off between Christmas and New Year's for approximately two weeks. During spring break, interns are off for one week.

The Counseling Center frames the work we do with students as brief treatment (a semester or less) approach that incorporates enough flexibility to allow for longer term intermittent work when appropriate. Competitive applicants are mature and/or have demonstrated experience with adolescent or young adult populations, have strong interpersonal skills and are comfortable in developing and engaging in outreach activities.

Application Materials:

The Counseling Center will begin reviewing applications on January 2, 2015 and competitive applicants will be offered an interview. To apply, please address your cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to the Director, Eileen Thompson, LICSW, and send them via e-mail or conventional mail to the attention of Christina Thomas, our Administrative Assistant, at cthomas@wheelock.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Thomas, Administrative Assistant, (617-879-2410 or cthomas@wheelock.edu).

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