Published for 12 Days
| Full Time | Onsite | All Locations Unpaid

We take four students from various colleges and universities.

Each year, we take approximately four students from various colleges and universities across the country and provide learning opportunities within our Outpatient Therapy department. Our Masters level students are provided with an immersive experience doing individual and group counseling alongside seasoned professionals. Our graduate-level students are trained in a variety of skills, including documentation, communication and rapport building, self-reflection, cultural competency, crisis planning, biopsychosocial and diagnostic assessments as well as treatment plan writing, and much more.

The opportunities for personal and professional development are vast in this placement. Students are provided with weekly individual supervision from a licensed clinician, as well as monthly group supervision.

Students will be able to work independently as well as alongside experienced clinicians.

Our goal at AWS is to provide a safe and supportive training ground for students to develop their clinical skills. We look for individuals passionate about helping others in a nonjudgmental, empowering manner. Our commitment is to support your learning goals and help develop the counselor you dream of becoming!

  • Carry a small caseload of Outpatient clients
  • Participate in therapeutic groups and/or co-facilitate groups
  • Learn and become familiar with the agency’s Electronic Health Record system
  • Shadow seasoned clinicians in the field
  • Complete session notes, Biopsychosocial assessments, and Diagnostic assessments
  • Attend weekly supervision as well as monthly group supervision.
  • Direct client work work experience to enhance the strength of your resume.
  • Becoming part of the AWS team, providing quality services to clients in Southern Maine.
  • Enhancement of the skills of assessment, diagnostics, individual and group therapy, and knowledge base of resources in the Southern Maine area.
  • Opportunity to participate and be active with a dynamic team of social service providers.
  • On-going support and supervision.
  • Opportunity to be considered for employment with AWS

Masters level Social Work Interns are expected to be available for a minimum of 6 months. The weekly commitment would include a minimum of 8 hours during weekday business hours.