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OSU Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship


General Information

  • The Counseling and Consultation Service's 10-month Clinical Counseling internshipis designed for students currently enrolled in The Ohio State University Counselor Education Graduate School program. The internship's primary emphasis is on advanced training in Clinical Counseling and the provision of supervised clinical interventions.
  • This program begins on August 1, 2018, and includes three full time weeks of orientation training in August and a week of training in December, following the end of classes for Fall Semester. Interns also participate in providing some clinical coverage over academic breaks. The overall emphasis of the experience will be advanced clinical training.
  • CCS is a department within the Office of Student Life, with a mission of providing counseling and mental health services to The Ohio State University Campus. CCS is housed on the fourth floor of the Younkin Success Center. The CCS staff includes senior staff (clinical counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers), counseling interns, psychiatric residents and fellows, psychology interns, social work interns, practicum students, clinical fellows, and support staff. Interns are considered an integral part of the staff and are included in all functions of the agency. The CCS staff employs an energetic, innovative, and multicultural group of professionals who sustain the high level of activity necessary to meet the demands of a large university. Clinical service and training are given high priorities, with room for staff members to pursue projects of particular interest to them.

Tuition Waiver / Stipend

  • The persons selected will contract for a 24-hour week throughout the 10-month training program, beginning August 1. 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, and agency committees.
  • 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.
  • At least two clinical counseling intern positions are available for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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 the deadline date of March 18, 2018.
  2. A selected group of candidates will be contacted for an in-person 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:

Harry Warner, M.A., PCC-S

Counseling and Consultation Service

The Ohio State University

4th Floor, Younkin Success Center

1640 Neil Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201-2333


Application Requirements

Completed applications should include the following:

  1. Updated Resume or CV (Vitae)
  2. Cover letter of application including:
    1. Your expectations for traineeship
    2. Your longer-range personal and professional goals
  3. Letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your clinical experience
  4. "Degree audit/Advising Report" from Buckeyelink

All candidates must notify Paul Granello, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the School of Physical Activity and Education Services, Counselor Education, of their intent to apply to the Counseling and Consultation Service.

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