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    Internship & Training

    ***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.***

    The internship application for the 2022/2023 school year opens on January 28, 2022. Last applications accepted February 11, 2022.

    Mind Body Co-op offers masters level graduate internship experiences to second year masters students studying Social Work and Clinical Counseling or Psychology.

    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. Contact Anne Carter, Director of Training, at training@mindbodycoopchicago.com with any questions.