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    Internship & Training

    Mind Body Co-op offers both a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program and a Masters level Graduate Internship Program

    **Currently all staff and interns are working both in person and virtual. We will continue to assess the situation around COVID-19 with safety being our number one priority.**

    Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program: Open to doctoral students who have completed at least three years of coursework and practice

    Mind Body Co-op’s Doctoral Training Program offers doctoral level interns an intense, thorough clinical psychology internship within a private practice setting in downtown Chicago that focuses on client’s connection with their mind and body for optimal balanced growth and healing. 

    We integrate ongoing education and training for competent clinical psychologists who will provide evidence-based treatment and assessment services to a diverse clientele of children, adolescents, and adults. Our supervisory staff is dedicated to creating a supportive atmosphere in which interns may achieve competency-based objectives in clinical and diagnostic skills.

    The MBC Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship is a full-time, 12-month training program that is not certified by the APA. Doctoral interns are expected to work 40 hours per week and acquire a minimum of 2,000 total hours of work to complete the program. It begins each year during the first week of August, lasting until the following August. At least 800 of the total hours must be in direct service with clients. 

    Before deciding to apply to our program, please review our updated Internship Brochure very carefully. We want you to fully appreciate the structure of our program and what we have to uniquely offer. We hope that you will apply to our internship program because you believe it is a “great fit” with your professional goals for training and your future career development. We also encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. Should you match with us, we will, in turn, work to provide you with the skills necessary to become a health service psychologist who is able to integrate science and practice in a clinical environment serving a diverse population.

    We wish you luck as you navigate this challenging process and complete your degree. We appreciate the time you will invest in completing the application to our program and promise to thoroughly review your credentials. We look forward to learning more about you and possibly “meeting” you. If you have questions that are not answered in our written materials, feel free to contact us by email at training@mindbodycoopchicgao.com.

    Masters level Graduate Internship Program: Open to second year masters students studying Social Work and Clinical Counseling or Psychology

    The masters level internship application for the 2022/2023 school year is closed. We are no longer accepting applicants.

    Mind Body Co-op requires a 10 month internship, August through May which will follow hour requirements of school requirements. We do not provide partial year internships. Graduate interns are required to satisfy the graduate program’s clinical requirements with benchmark evaluations throughout the internship.

    Mind Body Co-op offers a unique internship experience, unlike any other in the Chicagoland area. As components of weekly individual supervision, intern group supervision, and clinical supervision, graduate interns will have access to a broad range of clinical experiences and training. Training during group supervision covers core competency areas such as LGBTQ affirmative practice, multisystemic/multicultural practice, somatic mindfulness therapy, creative expressive modalities, and trauma informed practice. Interns have access to over 15 full-time staff with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

    We believe in providing each student with as varied an experience as possible. Graduate interns engage in Mind Body Co-op activities which may include: therapy with individuals and couples, co-facilitating groups, program development, individual and group supervision, outreach, and administrative activities. Interns work with a largely adult client population and are unlikely to see individuals under the age of 20 years old. The practice provides client referrals so we assist interns in filling their caseload as is appropriate. In addition, we have a full administrative team, so you will receive ample help in anything related to practice management. For in person sessions, our office is located downtown on Michigan Avenue, conveniently located near public transportation.

    Qualifications

    • You have a flexible schedule, with availability either Tuesday or Thursday afternoons for clinical supervision, and evenings and/or Saturdays for client sessions. While we have had interns who have completed the program while working part or even full time, we expect your commitment to Mind Body Co-op to be prioritized.
    • You conduct yourself with maturity and are self-directive
    • You have a willingness and passion to engage in self-work as it relates to personal and professional development
    • You have excellent oral and written skills
    • You live in Chicago or the Chicagoland area for in person sessions
    • You are committed to the underlying philosophical values of Mind Body Co-op
    • You have previous clinical experience providing therapy, preferred

    Application Details

    Those interested in applying for an internship at Mind Body Co-op should fill out the online application with a cover letter (explaining your interest in Mind Body Co-op and our values), and resume. Please send Letters of Recommendation to Anne Carter, Director of Training, at training@mindbodycoopchicago.com.  She can also be reached here with any and all questions!