Outpatient Therapy Internship

Clients Served:

NAL outpatient internship students may choose to serve adults, adolescents, children, couples, and/or families.

Outpatient Therapy Counseling Internship Training Goals (600-700 Hour Internship over 9 months):

  • Interns will begin with training and observation their first 2 weeks at NAL.
  • Interns will carry a small caseload of clients.
  • Interns will become familiar with documentation standards on Allscripts Electronic Health Record software.
  • Interns will attend twice-monthly Rule 29 site-specific multidisciplinary staff meetings/training as well as a case consult group.
  • Interns will attend a cohort meeting once per month.
  • Interns will gain experience in Diagnostic Assessments and diagnosing, Treatment Planning, and the delivery of therapy.
  • Interns will have opportunities for personal and professional growth through free CEU offerings.
  • NAL will work with each intern and their educational program to create a distinct learning plan to follow throughout their internship.

Length of internship and requirements:

  • The Outpatient Therapy Internship is 9 months long and interns will be present onsite for 20 or more hours per week.
  • The intern’s schedule will overlap with their supervisor’s schedule so that they have a contact on site at all times
    • Additional meetings/supervisions/trainings mentioned above will be included within the weekly schedule.


  • Prospective interns must be in a graduate level educational program in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy and working towards fulfilling the internship requirements for pursuing licensure as an LGSW/LICSW, LPC/LPCC, LAMFT/LMFT.

Locations of Internship:

Metro-area Nystrom and Associates, Ltd. clinics.

Application Process:

  • We accept applications throughout the entire year on an ongoing basis. We are not able to guarantee every internship at every Nystrom site.
  • To apply to our clinical internships/practicum placements, please go to our employment opportunities page and apply to the listed “Internship Application” role.
  • If you have questions prior to applying, please direct them to recruiting@nystromcounseling.com.
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