The internship is the heart of the master’s degree program in Counseling at UB. It provides a venue within which students receive the guidance necessary for development as an entry-level counselor. Program faculties provide didactic and experiential training, serving as the foundation for the development of skills necessary for independent work in clinical settings.
Internships are not guaranteed and approval to attend internship is dependent upon academic performance. Internships must be completed over two semesters, typically over the course of a full academic year, starting in the fall and ending in the spring.
Supervised field and internship experience is critical to counselor development and job placement. With the help of an internship advisor, two semesters of supervised internship or practicum are completed at an approved site determined by the student’s respective concentration. This intense experience adds perspective to each student’s individual learning experience.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- 100-hour practicum
- Two 300-hour semester internships, for a total of 600 hours
Counseling, 6th Year
- If required, two 300-hour semester internships, for a total of 600 hours
PAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
HRSA-BHWET Stipend Program
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program Grant enables the UB Clinical Mental Health Counseling program to award a $10,000 stipend to successful applicants.
UB Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are pleased to announce the HSRA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Project grant. The grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The UB Counseling program is excited to be on the cutting edge of current practice trends as health care and behavioral health care becomes more integrated.
The nature of the grant is to:
- Provide $10,000 field placement stipends to Practicum and Internship students who are placed at agencies serving populations across the lifespan, including in urban and medically underserved areas.
- Provide students with evidenced based behavioral health training in how to work with populations across the lifespan, including in urban and medically underserved areas.
- Position stipend recipients to succeed in addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of vulnerable populations in integrated health care settings.
- Build a network of professionals and agencies, which collaborate in providing mental health services to vulnerable, at-risk, medically underserved, and/or urban populations and their families.
- Signed Student Commitment Letter
- Successfully complete the required 700 hour practicum/internship within 12 months
- Abide by the ACA Code of Ethics and the program requirements stated in the UB CMHC Practicum and Internship Guide