Graduate Student Clinical Internship
Graduate Student Clinical Interns work directly with primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault by providing trauma informed individual therapy to DCRCC clients. Graduate Students go through an intensive training with our Licensed Trauma Therapists that covers the dynamics of sexual assault and its impact on survivors, child sexual abuse, providing trauma-informed counseling, vicarious trauma, and other topics which provide them with a broad and deep understanding of survivors. A Clinical Internship prepares counseling students to work directly with clients. Graduate Student Interns commit to meeting weekly with clients individually and in support groups. They produce one macro scale project that can be integrated into DCRCC agency knowledge or practice. Those serving as Graduate Student Interns provide safety and support to survivors in our community.
This service position requires participation and completion of 50+ hours of training. Serving for at least one year, this position is reserved for graduate level social work students requiring a practicum placement to fulfill a degree requirement.
DCRCC has agreements with different universities who refer students to us every year. We do not receive individual applications from students. If you are a Counseling and Social Work Graduate student interested in want a field placement at DCRCC, please to contact the field education department within your College or University.