Qualified graduate students are invited to take advantage of exceptional training opportunities in mental health counseling through the SDCC. The SDCC provides interns with a comprehensive, supportive experience that also allows them the opportunity to participate in outreach programs such as the nationally-recognized Student Support Network.

After completing a comprehensive orientation period that focuses on crisis assessment and intervention, SDCC interns quickly become members of the clinical team. Interns see an average of 10-12 students per week and complete their own intakes. The SDCC is a fast-paced setting, and prior mental health work and/or first-year practicum experience is required.

Apply for an Internship

The SDCC traditionally hires 2-3 clinical interns per academic year, and will begin reviewing complete applications in December. If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

Phyllis Fitzsimmons, MS, LMHC
Assistant Director for Counseling Services & Intern Training Coordinator
WPI Student Development & Counseling Center
16 Einhorn Road
Worcester, MA 01609

Applicants can email application materials and may also contact Phyllis Fitzsimmons at 508-831-5540 with any questions.

Intern Training

SDCC interns participate in a training program that includes:

  • One-hour a week individual supervision
  • One-hour a week group supervision
  • In-service trainings on a variety of presenting issues relevant to college population
  • Weekly staff meeting
  • Training in Titanium scheduling
  • Observation and participation in Student Support Network Training

Where do our interns study?

Past SDCC interns have been students from:

  • Antioch University New England
  • Assumption College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Lesley College
  • William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology)