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

We offer a number of programs that promote positive parenting and support parents with this difficult, yet rewarding, task. The Mental Health Association of Frederick County strives to promote a satisfying, productive and fulfilling life for all the families we serve.

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. There are placement opportunities in three departments, to include Counseling Services, Walk-in Behavioral Health Services, and Crisis Hotline Services. The Crisis Services Division internship programs are designed to improve counseling conceptualization, expand intervention skills and to increase a sense of professional identity. 

All placements will be provided with one hour of individual and one hour of group clinical supervision per week for the duration of the placement. The Administrative Director will complete all evaluation/reference forms necessary to verify supervision and will report the intern’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 for internships are accepted on a rolling basis as spots are available. The Administrative Director and Clinical Supervisors conduct interviews with applicants as placements become available, typically in the months of November for Spring placements and March/April for Fall placements.

To apply for the Graduate Internship Program please submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

or via email at


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