Student Internship Application Process

Recruitment for potential interns begins at the end of January each year. The Student Intern Program accepts qualified students enrolled in an accredited university/college training program. Applications must be completed and submitted to the Student Intern Coordinator with the requested documents. If selected, you will be invited for an in-person interview. Following these interviews,  individual visits to clinic sites are arranged.​

Application/Selection Process

An Open House for interested students will be held on February 4, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click here to visit the SIP Events Web page to view and download printable PDF flyers and Register at zoom link https://bit.ly/3EqnRB8.

Recruitment for interns/trainees begins in January each year for the fall. The Student Intern Program accepts qualified students enrolled in University programs which have a current Affiliate Agreement with Santa Clara County Mental Health Department. Applications must be complete and submitted to the Student Intern Coordinator with the requested documents. The application deadline is February 11th, 2022. Special Note: Recommendation Letters can be submitted by February 28th, 2022    .

Students may download the attached application, complete it with all the required information (resume, letter of intent , statement of purpose, letter of recommendation, and the Fall Semester Evaluation for MSW students) and submit it to the Intern Coordinator. If you need more information, please contact the coordinator. Eligible applicants will be contacted for a preliminary interview. Selected students will be offered opportunities to interview at individual clinic sites.

Internship Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled as a MSW or MFT graduate level student in a University that holds a current Affiliate Agreement with Santa Clara County Mental Health Department for the entire academic year. Undergraduate students are considered on a case by case basis.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program related to the field of Behavioral health.
  • Commit to an intern/trainee placement for the entire academic year. 
  • Commit to attend the weekly Seminar Training Program.
  • Be in “good academic standing” during full-time enrollment.
  • A minimum of 16 hours per week are required for 1st year graduate students.
  • A minimum of 20 hours per week are required for 2nd year graduate students.
  • Submit a completed application with all requested documents to the Student Intern Coordinator.

How to Apply

Submit entire application to the Student Intern Program Coordinator.

Only completed applications with the following will be reviewed:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Current Resume
  3. Two Letters of Recommendations (1 academic and 1 non-academic professional who is familiar with your field related work) Due February 28, 2022
  4. Statement of Purpose (included in the application packet)
  5. Supplemental Questions (included in the application packet)
  6. Fall Semester Field Evaluation (for MSW Students)
  7. Indicate if you are requesting a stipend

Interview/Selection Process

  • Attend orientation/informational meeting.
  • Review of completed application packet for qualified student intern.
  • Qualified student intern will interview with Student Intern Coordinator.
  • Qualified student intern will interview with potential Clinic Intern Supervisor.
  • Placement decisions are made in the spring.​

Student Internship/Trainee Program Application:

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Contact Information:

Chiaki Nomoto, LMFT
Student Intern Program Coordinator
Learning Partnership Division
1075 East Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: 1 (408) 792-3944
E-mail [email protected]
Website: www.sccbhsd.org/internship

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