Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Ohio State Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship at OSU Counseling and Consultation Service.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain practical clinical experience with a diverse student population.  Our multi-disciplinary staff at CCS is committed to supporting you in your growth and development as a counselor.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me.  You can contact me directly at We look forward to hearing from you!

Courtney Arbogast (she/her), MSSA, LISW-S

Graduate Teaching Associate Coordinator

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, 2024. 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:

  • The committee will review all completed applications submitted by the deadline date: February 11, 2024
  • A selected group of candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • 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:


Courtney Arbogast, MSSA, LISW-S

Senior Staff Therapist

Office of Student Life Counseling & Consultation Service

4th Floor, Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201-2333

614-292-5766 Office / 614-688-3440 Fax

Application Requirements

Completed applications should include the following:


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

  • Expectations for traineeship
  • Longer range personal and professional goals
  • Applied professional experiences, including settings, supervisors, and related course work

Two Letters of recommendation from:

  • A professional familiar with candidate’s identity as a counselor
  • A professional familiar with candidate’s applied performance


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 10-11-2023