Masters Level Behavioral Health Internships and Practicums

General Information

The Social Work and Master’s level clinician training program is a comprehensive skills based internship focused on supporting and developing the behavioral health workforce. This program is open to those who are pursuing Master’s degrees in behavioral health fields or have graduated with a behavioral health degree and are wanting additional training while gaining hours for licensure. The program is open to: Masters in Social Work, Masters in Counseling, Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and those looking to pursue licensure for LCSW or LPC (LMFT licensure not currently available).   For questions about the program or for further information, please contact the Director of Social Work training at

Number of Positions: 6-8


  • Interviews begin in February of prior academic year;
  • Internships start in fall of academic year and are 9 months in length, ending by June of the following year

Screening and Hiring

  • Applications/Interview requests are made in February of each year
  • Requests for placement should be made to Mandy Holland ( by March 31 of each year
  • Interviews will take place and positions offered by May 1 of each year
  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited MSW, MA, or MFT program; they must be current students who have not yet graduated.
  • The University which the student attends must have a field agreement with the CU School of Medicine; which includes information about number of hours, insurance, and support for the student and placement.
  • This is an unpaid internship as it is required for their degree completion

Program Structure

  • Interns may work in any of the DOP clinics including: Outpatient; Depression Center, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders; START; or Student/Resident Mental Health.
  • Interns may do clinical activities including individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, or care coordination.
  • Interns may also be involved in community-based programs, research, or other projects based on their interests and clinic availability.
  • Each intern will have a learning contract that outlines expected learning goals and work expectations. 
  • Supervisors will meet with school based field liaisons as required by the school.
  • The Interns will participate in weekly individual supervision. They may also attend weekly didactic training, and monthly group supervision and other training opportunities throughout the Department as they are available.

For more information, please check out this DOP SW Internship Description document.

Psychiatry (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Suite 4003

Mail Stop F546

Aurora, CO 80045


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