Offering a training internship for Masters and Doctorate level counseling, psychology, and social work students

All placements are for a full school year for students in their advanced years of graduate level work. Supervision and training are provided by licensed mental health professionals. 

Supervision for interns is an interactive process intended to monitor the quality of client care, improve clinical skills and facilitate professional and personal growth. Interns can expect to explore client related concerns and receive timely feedback on their clinical interventions in a supportive and professional environment. Interns are exposed to MHA staff, clients, facilities, clinical tools and materials. The Counseling Services internship program is designed to improve counseling conceptualization, expand intervention skills and to increase a sense of professional identity. 

Counseling Services provides one hour of individual and one hour of group clinical supervision per week for the duration of the placement. The Clinical Director will complete all evaluation/reference forms necessary to verify supervision and will report the interns’s performance to the appropriate academic institution, state licensing board, and/or national certification board for the purposes of credits, credentialing and/or licensure.

Applications are accepted between January 15th and March 1st for fall placements. The Clinical Director conducts interviews between March and April with final decisions made by April 30th. Please inquire if spring internships are available prior to applying. If available, applications are accepted between August 15th and October 1st for spring placements. Interviews are conducted in October with decisions made by November 15th.

To apply for the Graduate Internship Program in Counseling Services please submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Travis Walter, Mental Health Association of Frederick County
226 South Jefferson Street
Frederick, MD 21701

or via email at


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