Internship Program Overview
We are delighted by your interest in pursuing an internship with the Center for Life Management (CLM). CLM is a non-profit community mental health center that believes addressing mental and emotional wellness is essential to whole health and well-being. We are committed to partnering with organizations that share our philosophy. Simply stated, we strive to provide the highest quality of integrated behavioral health care to support the restoration, rehabilitation and recovery of children, adolescents, adults and families within our community.
Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in pursuit of a degree in social work, clinical mental health counseling, psychology, marriage and family studies, nursing or related field with an accredited college or university. We seek candidates who are highly motivated, outgoing and possess excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Additional qualities that contribute to successful field placements include: ability to be self-directed, problem solve independently, communicate effectively, ability to work cohesively with professionals across multiple disciplines, possess strong planning, multitasking and organizational skills. Candidates with familiarity with utilizing electronic health record preferred; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.
Please note that we are unable to support out of state online university practicums/internships, high school level internships, observational or volunteer requests due to the confidential and sensitive nature of our work.
We are eager to support the next generation of mental health professionals! To be considered for placement, please send the following information to:
- A cover letter clearly outlining the population you wish to work with, start and end dates of your internship, the total number of direct and indirect hours you need to fulfill, and the contact information for your field advisor;
- Up to three letters of reference.
Departments and Populations
Adult Community Support (Ages 18+, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, developmental disabilities and/or service members, veterans and their families)
Child, Adolescent and Family (Ages 3-26, individuals with serious mental and emotional difficulties)
Collaborative Care (Age 18+, individuals with co-occurring mental health and developmental, acquired or traumatic brain injury)
Integrated Care (Age 18+, individuals with co-occurring mental health and physical health)
Bachelors Level Opportunities
Community Support Counseling (All Departments)
Provide community-based counseling services to those who experience symptoms and behaviors related to mental and/or emotional disabilities. Work collaboratively with client, natural supports, guardians and treatment team to reinforce and teach skills necessary to manage symptoms, improve independent functioning and goal achievement within community-based settings such as home, school or other social environments.
Masters Level Opportunities
Individual and Group Therapy (All Departments)
Provide assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis management. Perform an array of tasks including outreaching clients to schedule appointments, assessing strengths, needs and goals, creating treatment plans, documenting interventions within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department to collaborate on client care.
Psychiatric Nursing (Child and Adolescents, Adults, Lifespan)
Work cohesively with an established APRN to provide direct mental health assessment, diagnosis and management of a variety of mental health conditions and the interaction of pharmacological agents. Populations served will include individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities and/or service members, veterans and their families. Learn how to work with confidence in a high stress, sometimes unpredictable environment, by demonstrating and exercising sound clinical judgment in routine, urgent, and emergent situations. Perform an array of tasks including ordering and interpreting lab tests, completing documentation within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department to collaborate on client care.