Each year the CWC training committee conducts a local search within the Counselor Education Program at UF. The internship selection process involves two steps. The first step is a review of application materials including, cover letter, essays, letters of recommendation, and vita. Following the review of applications, our training committee selects a list of finalists who are assessed as having experiences and goals that are identified as being a “good fit” with the training expectations at our site. An in person interview is conducted with the finalist pool with at least two members of the training committee and a second interview is conducted with the training director. Interviews usually last approximately 30 minutes. The Training Committee and the training director make a final selection and contact the successful candidate.

The start date of the internship is August 1, 2018.

There is an orientation period for 2-3 weeks that assists interns in becoming familiar with the CWC, receive clinical training, and orient to policies and procedures of the Center. The internship requires a commitment of 25 hours per week for the Fall and Spring semesters. An intern may choose to stay during the Summer for 25 hours per week. There is a schedule of training that is as follows. It is helpful to plan class schedules and assistantships around this schedule:

Day Time Meeting
Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00  Group (Fall) or Couples (Spring) Consultation – biweekly
Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30  Intern Meeting with Training Director
Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:30  Intern Seminar
Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:45  Staff Meetings (Monthly)
Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00  Intern Group Supervision
Fridays – SPRING  9:00-10:30  Supervision of Supervision

Applicants should email the following

  • Cover letter of interest. Please indicate in your cover letter the number of direct face to face clinical hours (and those you plan to receive before starting internship) and the number of supervision hours you have received.
  • Current vita
  • Letters of reference from three persons who have observed your academic and clinical performance. Letter writers should send letters directly to maynpem@ufl.edu.
  • 3 Essays of no more than 500 words each:
    • Essay #1: Please provide an autobiographical statement. There is no “correct” format for this question. Answer this question as if someone had asked you “tell me something about yourself.” It is an opportunity for you to provide the internship site some information about yourself. It is entirely up to you to decide what information you wish to provide along with the format in which to represent it.
    • Essay #2: Please describe your theoretical orientation and how this influences your approach to case conceptualization and intervention. You may use de-identified case material to illustrate your points if you choose..
    • Essay #3:Please describe your experience and training in work with diverse populations. Your discussion should display explicitly the manner in which multicultural/diversity issues influence your clinical practice and case conceptualization.
  • Please send letter of interest, vita, and essays in one pdf document.

The application deadline is March 16, 2018.

Questions regarding the counseling internship and application procedures can be directed to Natasha Maynard-Pemba, Ph.D., Associate Director/Training Director, at 392-1575 or preferably through email at maynpem@ufl.edu.