The practicum/internship experience is a part-time, 20-25 hour per week program that involves increasing levels of independence. The program is 700 hours with approximately 80% of time in direct and indirect services and approximately 20% of time in supervision and training. As part of the career development team, interns are also invited to participate in staff meetings and program development depending on their schedule.

Learning Activities

    Direct Service

  • Case Management
  • iFit career exploration group
  • Individual advising/counseling appointments
  • Observations/Shadowing with input
  • Outreach and consultation
  • Presentation to other university professionals
  • Walk-in advising/counseling coverage
  • Workshop facilitation and informational presentations
    Indirect Service

  • Observations/Shadowing
  • Research
  • Staff and/or team meetings
  • Staffing events
  • Workshop development

  • Weekly one-on-one session with supervisor
  • Monthly group supervision/training if possible with intern schedules
Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this experience interns will be able to . . .

  • recognize the importance of self-reflection in personal and professional development
  • implement appropriate strategies to help students make decisions, set goals, and develop resiliency
  • facilitate dialogue effectively among disparate audiences
  • differentiate between counseling and advising
  • communicate non-judgmental openness and receptivity to ideas and behaviors similar to and different from those valued by the student in counseling/advising
  • behave in accordance with American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and comply with state and national laws.
  • articulate and apply FERPA guidelines with respect to the law and the institutional applications
  • create an original program or resource including: conducting a needs assessment, developing learning outcomes, creating a product, presenting the results to others, and assessing effectiveness
  • demonstrate professional behavior, (e.g. dress, promptness, oral/written communication, etc. and judgment) when working with stakeholders
  • collaborate with other professionals on event planning/logistics, client/student services, and professional development activities