Graduate Students/Internships

We welcome graduate students who are nearing completion of their Masters or doctoral degree and prioritize applicants from fully accredited programs (CSWE, CACREP, COAMFTE). Due to the intensive nature of the work we do, we also prioritize applicants who have completed their primary practicum/generalist internship and are ready for their Internship I/II or clinical Field Placement. Exceptional applicants seeking practicum placement or whose program is not fully accredited are also invited to apply. We do require a two-semester commitment to maintain the continuity of care for our clients.

To apply, please submit a formal cover letter addressed to Michelle Temefonte,  Grad Student Questionaire  (download and complete GSQ) and updated resume.

Submit required items to:

Please note that application does not guarantee selection. Following receipt of application materials, selected students will be notified if they are invited for a formal interview (60-90mins), currently being conducted by video via Google Meet.
Students are selected based on their eligibility, their ability to meet the intensive nature of our graduate student program, and the present-day service needs of the agency.
We invite you to reach out should you have any additional questions about our program. Thank you again for your interest in joining the Shield Bearer community.