Graduate Externship/Internship Program

Marymount's Student Counseling Services has maintained a strong relationship with educational institutions throughout the National Capital Region.  We value our role in  supporting the professional development of graduate level counseling and social work students.  We are exciting to begin accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year training program. The training program – called an “internship” for master’s-level trainees and an “externship” for doctoral-level trainees – strives to provide experiences that meet the individual needs and goals of each trainee. 

Our training program has the following parameters:

  • Term of 9 months (late August through mid-May)
  • Minimum of 20 hours (2½ days) per week
  • Half of time spent providing direct clinical services
  • Unpaid (no stipend offered)

Trainees also may have the opportunity to experience the following:

  • Observe and co-facilitate counseling and psycho-educational groups
  • Consult with members of the campus community
  • Design and implement psycho-educational campus outreach programs

In addition to their clinical experiences, trainees will receive the following educational and supervision experiences:

  • Individual supervision (1 hour per week)
  • Group supervision (75 minutes each week)
  • Case conference (periodically through the training year)
  • Didactic seminar (90 minutes each week)

Presenters for didactic seminars include in-house staff and local experts who are also practicing clinicians. Seminar presentations cover many topics pertinent to professional clinicians working in university settings, including

  • Conducting intake and crisis assessments
  • Developmental issues of college students
  • Suicide and self-injury
  • Multicultural issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual assault and dating violence
  • Sexuality issues
  • Working with difficult clients
  • Spirituality issues, boundary maintenance, and termination

If you have questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to reach out to our Student Counsling Services Director Allana Taylor at or 703 284 3848.