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Undergraduate Internship in Couple and Family Therapy 

The Couple and Family Therapy Internship experience is open to 3rd and 4th year UGA undergraduate students looking for an incredible and intensive opportunity that prepares them for graduate training in couple and family therapy and related mental health fields. Focusing on personal and professional development, interns will gain foundational knowledge in theories, principles, and clinical skills utilized by couple and family therapists and other complementary therapy professionals. The internship requires a year-long commitment (a full academic year, both fall and spring semesters). The deadline for applications for the Fall 2024 internship cohort has been extended to March 11th, 2024! 

What Will I Learn and Do? 

Our Couple and Family Therapy Interns fulfill a comprehensive range of responsibilities throughout their internship experience. Interns actively participate in a clinical practicum in couple and family therapy where they may observe the therapy supervision process and contribute to clinical case conceptualization processes. In practicum, interns also engage in clinical discussions with seasoned faculty and therapists-in-training, as well as gain insight into various theoretically-informed skills, techniques, and interventions found within couple and family therapy practices. 

In addition to attending practicum, interns will review live or recorded therapy sessions and complete readings & course assignments related to couple and family therapy. A weekly intern meeting provides a forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange about clinical readings and assignments. Finally, interns devote a portion of their time to supporting ASPIRE's outreach programming and actively participate in community and campus events focused on promoting well-being. 

Who Should Apply? 

UGA students who apply should have a strong interest in pursuing graduate programs in couple and family therapy. We look for interns who exude a positive attitude, independence, self-motivation, and who display high levels of maturity and dependability. 

Additional requirements include:   

  • GPA Requirement:  
    • An overall GPA of 2.7 on all attempted coursework.   
    • Alternatively, a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last year.  
  • Letter of Recommendation: 
    • One letter of support from a faculty member, supervisor, or employer must be submitted with the application.   
  • A Year-long Commitment:   
    • Interns must enroll in two consecutive semesters of FACS 5910 (3 credits each semester, fall and spring = 6 credit hours total). *Please note that the internship always begins in the fall semester and ends in the spring semester. 

Are You an HDFS Major Looking to Fulfill the 5910 Internship Requirement? 

This course offering is designed to meet the internship requirement for HDFS majors. HDFS majors have support to substitute one semester of HDFS 5910 (6 credits) for two semesters of FACS 5910. Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) majors pursuing this CFT Internship should meet all the above requirements in addition to the following degree-related requirements:   

  • Must have already taken FACS 3110 or be concurrently enrolled in FACS 3110 in the Fall semester of internship.  
  • Must have successfully completed 9 hours of upper-level (3000+) HDFS courses   

Deadlines & Application Instructions 

Applications and letters of recommendation for the 2024-2025 internship year will open on February 1st, 2024 and close on March 11th, 2024.  

To be considered for the internship, we must receive a letter of recommendation on your behalf by the application deadline, March 11th. All letters of recommendation should be submitted by the recommender using this link. 

Apply Now! here.  

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