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Deepwater Counseling is a progressive and inclusive counseling practice offering robust internships for final-year, master’s-level counseling and social work students. Internships are unpaid and for students gaining counseling hours for college credit/graduation.

During your internship with us, you can expect to:

  • Provide counseling to a variety of populations, including kids, teens, adults, and couples.
  • Learn about and provide therapy for a variety of issues.
  • Hone in on a particular interest of your choice. You will do this by writing and publishing a blog related to that topic, as well as creating and presenting a community workshop based on that topic.
  • Gain experience with writing intake notes, treatment plans, and progress notes.
  • Interact and learn from an awesome group of professional, fun, and passionate therapists.

You will be required to:

  • Carry a caseload of at least 10 clients per week.
  • Be fully vaccinated and willing to mask if COVID levels become high.
  • Work both with in-person and online clients.
  • Commit to at least two semesters with the practice.
  • Carry student liability insurance.

Benefits include:

  • Day, evening, and weekend hours available
  • Onsite supervision
  • Friendly and supportive staff
  • Exposure to a variety of clients as far as age, sexual orientation, culture, etc.
  • Opportunity to learn about and work with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, ADHD, life transitions, cultural/sexual identity, couples/family conflict, etc.
  • Access to our wellness room and company events/outings
  • Possibility of future employment upon graduation

Think you’d be a good fit? Please send your resume and cover letter to clinical director Jennifer Burger at

What Others Have Said

"The experience has left an incredible mark on my professional and personal growth, and I am immensely thankful for the knowledge gained and the diverse range of interactions with our clients. Working with such a remarkably diverse caseload of clients was both challenging and rewarding. It pushed me beyond my comfort zone and allowed me to develop not only as a social worker but also as an individual. I felt a profound connection to the organization and a deep sense of fulfillment in contributing to our shared mission." -- Former Intern