Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Ohio State Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship

Hello and thank you for your interest in the counseling internship at Ohio State Counseling and Consultation Service. This internship is a great opportunity to gain practical experience across a diverse spectrum of clinical concerns while being supported by a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals. My primary goal is to ensure your experience is challenging yet supportive. Counseling and Consultation Service has a three-pronged mission of providing both clinical services, training and outreach and our counseling interns are an integral part of that mission.

Mark Sampson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Director of Training

General Information

Tuition Waiver / Stipend

  • The persons selected will contract for an average of a 24-hour week throughout the 10-month training program, beginning August 1, 2022. These positions are funded as half-time graduate assistantships, which provide a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend

Clinical Experience

  • The internship involves supervised direct service of individual counseling, group therapy, workshops, consultation, and outreach activities. Interns participate in orientation, staff meetings, phone triage and crisis appointments. 

  • The program is designed to meet the needs of those second-year students seeking intense supervised training in clinical work with college students with diverse concerns from multicultural backgrounds.

  • Preferences will be given to candidates who have a desire for a clinical career path and want the challenges and rewards of a rigorous clinical placement. Some clinical experience is preferred, as the candidate will begin providing clinical services after a three week orientation process.

Multidisciplinary Training Experience

  • We are dedicated to training professional clinical counselors and view training as an essential component of CCS. We have a multidisciplinary training group of counseling interns, psychology interns, social work interns, clinical fellows and psychiatric residents and fellows. Interns have an excellent opportunity to learn about the practice of therapy, as well as the importance of the clinician's understanding of self.

Application Process / Contact

The Clinical Counseling Intern Selection Committee adheres to the following selection process:

  1. The committee will review all completed applications submitted by Sunday March 13th at 11:59 pm.
  2. A selected group of candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  3. The candidates selected for the internship will be contacted by phone. All other applicants will receive a letter of appreciation from the intern selection committee.

Send application to, or for further questions, contact:

Mark Sampson, Ph.D.

Counseling and Consultation Service
The Ohio State University
10th Floor, Lincoln Tower
1800 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43201

Application Requirements

Completed applications should include the following:

1) Updated Resume or CV (Vitae)

2) Cover letter of application including: (500 words minimum)

  • Your expectations for traineeship
  • Your longer-range personal and professional goals

3) Two letters of recommendation

4) "Degree audit/Advising Report" from BuckeyeLink

The Counseling and Consultation Service is a department within the Office of Student Life. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans and those with differing abilities are encouraged to apply.

Updated 9-13-2021