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York College Counseling Services Graduate Level Internship Program

  • Counseling Services Mission Statement

    Counseling Services is devoted to supporting the unique, holistic development of York College students by offering assessment, individual/group counseling, educational programming, consultation, crisis intervention and referrals in an ever-changing environment.  This array of services is offered in a welcoming, confidential and comfortable setting. Counseling Services collaborates with the campus and community to advance/support vocational, emotional, social and cultural development of all students.  These services help individuals resolve personal difficulties and acquire attitudes, abilities and knowledge that enable them to participate and contribute fully in their York College experience.

    Counseling Services offers unpaid counseling internships for graduate students who are currently enrolled in the study of Clinical Counseling, Psychology, Community Mental Health or a similar course of study at an institution other than York College.

  • Summary of Intern Experience

    York College Counseling Services is committed to being an instrument of education for the master’s level intern student.  The student is expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress in the following areas:  clinical skills, professionalism, knowledge and behavior reflective of ethical and legal standards and personal growth in the counseling setting.

    The intern will have numerous opportunities over the course of 600+ hours (two semesters) to participate in individual, couple, family and possibly group counseling settings.  Outreach programs such as Alcohol Awareness, Depression Screenings, Eating Disorder Awareness and Stress Management Seminars are examples of a few programs the intern may participate in as a short-term member of the York College Counseling Services team. 

    By participating in this unpaid internship, an intern can expect to develop a working knowledge of problem definition, identifying interaction patterns, observation skills, hypotheses and intervention skills as well as setting therapeutic goals.  Weekly supervision and instruction will allow the intern to mature in the counseling setting in preparation for the post-graduate, professional setting.

  • Application for Internship

    Interested individuals can inquire about the internship program at York College Counseling Services by contacting the Counseling Services Director, Darrell Wilt, at 717-815-1288 or dwilt1@ycp.edu.  All applicants will be asked to provide the following information to be considered for the program.

    • Current cover letter and resume
    • Copy of student's institution/college's internship requirements
    • Letter of recommendation from colleague/professor
    • Unofficial copy of Undergrad and Master's Program transcripts
    • Passing all criminal/background checks
  • About York College

    York College is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 50 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master’s programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing.  The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 30 states and 12 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.). In 2016, it was ranked 83rd by U.S. News & World Report’s Regional Universities of the North category as well as named a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review.

    The core of the College’s mission is to provide a high quality education that emphasizes personal development, close faculty/student mentoring relationships and real-world experiences. For more information, visit http://www.ycp.edu/about-us/