Practicum & Internship Program:

At this time, we have already filled the practicum trainee positions for the 2020 and 2021 academic year. 

If you are interested in internship opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year, please know we will begin accepting applications as of August 1, 2020The deadline to submit an application for the 2021-2022 academic year is February 26, 2021. Please email any questions to

I. Application Deadlines

This Practicum and Internship Program is a two semester commitment which will include fall and spring semesters (August through May); SCC will only consider applicants who specify interest and availability for both fall and spring semesters. In addition, applicants  must have a minimum of one semester of clinical practicum experience by the time of their start date in August.  As stated above, to be considered for our SCC Practicum & Internship Program, you must submit all materials by February 26th.

II. How to Apply

The SCC Practicum & Internship Program is open only to students who are enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program. Please note, this is an unpaid internship opportunity. All interested applicants must email the below materials to Required materials include:

Resume or CV (Please include previous and current clinical practicum experience)
Completed application - will be available August 1, 2020
Three professional references (one reference must be either a current and/or previous clinical supervisor)

III. Requirements:

Orientation: All practicum trainees and interns are required to complete an orientation program prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Completion of the orientation program likely will require between 20 and 35 hours. The amount of time required is based in part on each trainee’s prior counseling experience, completed coursework, and progress during orientation.

Required Days and Times: Thursdays 8:00AM – 11:00AM for Staff Meeting and Case Consultation. Practicum/Intern trainees are required to commit to a minimum of 14-15 hours per week at our site. This time includes direct service hours, administrative responsibilities, and supervision obligations.

Duration of Placement: Trainees should expect to be on-site for both Fall and Spring semesters (August through May), a total of approximately 32-34 weeks.

IV. Training Activities:

Individual supervision
Group supervision/Case Consultation
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Educational Outreach
Professional Development/In-Service trainings

V. Training Philosophy Statement:

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) staff is deeply committed, professionally and ethically, to the fields of counseling and psychology. An essential outgrowth of this professional identification is a strong commitment to the preparation of skilled counselors and psychologists. Student Counseling Center advocates a practitioner-scholar model of training in which trainees of all levels are expected to think critically and utilize current research in the provision of mental health services. The training of students occurs within an environment which recognizes the unique developmental needs of each individual as well as the professional identity of the discipline in which the student is being trained (e.g., counseling and psychology).

While the majority of training occurs in the context of supervision, consultation, and service delivery, trainees also participate in in-service training, case consultations, and other professional activities in order to complement their training and help prepare them for entry-level positions as mental health service providers. Because the staff believes that personal development and maturity are cornerstones of professional competence and identity, every effort is made to provide a supportive environment that will model and attend to personal growth.

The Student Counseling Center provides a wide range of mental health services to a diverse clientele, making it an excellent setting for the practical training of counselors and psychologists. To benefit from this experience, the trainee must possess adequate skills in the professions of counseling or psychology and be prepared to integrate the theoretical and applied aspects of the science and art of the profession(s). This collaborative atmosphere is an essential trademark of the center’s philosophy of training. The entire professional and support staff endeavor to make the trainees feel that they are members of this professional team.

VI. Overview of Training Programs

Training of practicum students and interns takes place during the summer semester in the Student Counseling Services offices during the hours that the office is regularly open. Other than the orientation described in the requirements, trainees are only required to be on site during the times that Texas A&M-San Antonio is in session.