Our internship program is for students from local universities seeking degrees in guidance and counseling, social work, sociology, psychology, or other fields related to human services, who want to learn more about the treatment of addictive disease. 

Program Overview

We offer day and evening programs to more easily schedule your internship around your school and existing commitments. We require a minimum of 12 – 15 hours a week on-site for the duration of your internship; however many students are here 30 hours a week or more, depending on their degree requirements. Undergraduate and graduate students are accepted for the fall, spring and summer semesters. 

Areas of Study

You may be asked to participate in many areas of patient care including intake/assessment, treatment planning, case management, community support work, patient education, recreation therapy, social and life skills training, individual, group and family therapy, and discharge planning. Internships will be tailored fit your needs and interests. 

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team including addictions counselors, social workers, community support workers, case managers, physicians, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and various support staff. Because Center for Addictions is housed inside Cox North Hospital, you’ll also be able to gain experience working with patients on our inpatient medical and psychiatric units. 

Application Process

Applicants are interviewed by our internship coordinator to see if their interests match the opportunities available at Center for Addictions. You’ll be asked to submit an educational resume prior to the interview detailing any related employment or volunteer experience you’ve had as well as information regarding related course work.

If you’re interested in completing an internship with our agency, would like more information about the internship program, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Tressa Moyle.