Counseling Services

Clinical Internship Description:

This placement is at an advanced clinical site.  Interns will provide all services listed below on the 1st day of the academic year:

Intake assessments, individual therapy, case management, crisis intervention and facilitate psycho-therapy group during the academic year.  All services are provided within the established short-term counseling model.   

This internship requires being comfortable with providing crisis intervention services and honoring client self-determination.  Although rare, an intern may facilitate couples’ therapy.  Individual services are provided to students enrolled at Columbia College Chicago.  Counseling Services staff /interns provide a myriad of services to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

In an effort to enhance clinical progress through field education, the Counseling Services clinical team provides a safe place for clinical interns to express their thoughts and feelings.  Interns are assigned a clinical supervisor with whom they meet with weekly.  All clinicians at Counseling Services are available to assist clinical interns throughout the placement.  Interns are encouraged to work toward resolving their issues by exploring alternative points of view.   Additionally, the Counseling Services team partners with outside agencies and organizations to provide students with referrals when needed.  

This internship requires flexibility, creativity, ability to self-reflect, cultural sensitivity and appreciation for accurate documentation.  Counseling Services is part of the Office of Student Health & Support, under the Dean of Students Department, a Division of Student Affairs.

How to Apply:


Email cover letter and resume to Counseling Services at

Duties and Responsibilities: