Porter-Starke Services offers clinical internship opportunities for graduate/masters level student. We currenlty do not offer internships at the undergraduate level. Graduate-level interns will be assigned at one of our three campuses: Valparaiso, Portage, or Knox. Due to the limited number of positions available, placement is competitive. Social work concentration is preferred. Internships are scheduled for the fall through spring semesters and also during summer. Every intern receives weekly supervision from experienced clinical staff.

INTERNSHIP UPDATE: Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are currently being accepted.

Graduate- Level Internships Requirements:
  • Masters-level social work or psychology program in an on-site accredited program.
  • Must be a school-sponsored internship.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

One or two (1-2) intern positions are available in each of the following departments:

1. Beyond Boundaries/Experiential Therapy - Facilitate challenge course groups of fourth - sixth grade students during fall semester. During second semester, facilitate therapy groups for adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings.

2. Chemical Dependency & Addiction - Group and family contact with clients in an intensive outpatient setting.

3. Outpatient Therapy - Individual, group, and family contact with clients in an outpatient setting.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit application online.

Attach your resume and one (1) reference/letter of recommendation from a program professor. You will be contacted for an initial interview with the Intern Coordinator; initial interviews will be held January 1 through March 15. Second interviews will be scheduled with the department director overseeing the internship position; this round of interviews will begin March 1 and conclude April 1.If offered a position, you must pass both a background check and drug screen. Final placements will be made by April 15 for the following summer and fall semesters. 

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