MultiCare Behavioral Health has a number of in-depth, non-medical internships available in Pierce County for students who are working toward graduate degrees in a range of mental health fields, including counseling, child and family services and chemical dependency.
**Internship requests must be made a minimum of four months prior to the desired internship start date. All internships are unpaid.**
We offer internship tracks in several behavioral health areas, as well as an internship track focused on chemical dependency.
Behavioral Health Internship Tracks
MultiCare Behavioral Health's internships offer one-on-one mentoring for the duration of the internship, as well as hands-on work seeing patients in individual, family and group therapy. Additional opportunities (varies by track) include working in schools, medical and community settings. Students are trained in evidence-based practices and concurrent documentation.
We currently offer five behavioral health service tracks available for interns:
These internships vary in length, with most programs requiring a 9-12 month commitment. depending upon the internship track. Interns typically work 18-20 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday, between 8am and 6pm.
Chemical Dependency Internship Track
The Chemical Dependency Internship program offers one-on-one mentoring for the duration of the internship, as well as hands-on work seeing patients and overseeing sessions. CD internships generally last 9 to 12 months, with interns working 20-30 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday, between 8am and 6pm.
Qualified candidates are accepted for internship slots through a competitive interview process. To be eligible for consideration for a slot, you must meet, at minimum, the criteria outlined below.
Behavioral Health Tracks Eligibility
Chemical Dependency Track Eligibility
Note: These internships are not appropriate for students seeking their medical or physician's assistant degrees.
To start the screening process to be an intern at MultiCare Behavioral Health, download and complete our Prospective Intern Data Sheet. Then email your completed form — along with your resume and cover letter — to [email protected].org.
**Internship requests must be made a minimum of four months prior to the desired internship start date.**