Internship Details

Clinical Hour Requirements

During practicum and internship, students will obtain a minimum of 300 direct client hours and 700 total hours. These standards are based upon Oregon’s requirements and experience needed for students to meet criteria as beginning counselors.

Before starting an internship, students must:

  • Complete a Practicum course
  • Obtain malpractice insurance
  • Attend an information session about internships
  • Receive evaluations from program faculty.

This is all to ensure your readiness to attend a clinical internship.


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Approved List of Internship Sites

This list provides a valuable link to community resources and professional activities for students and assists students in acquiring supervised clinical experience (internships) in qualified training agencies throughout Oregon and Washington.

The approved site list is updated regularly to provide current, approved sites. The internship opportunities available give students the chance to work with those dealing with severe mental illness, addiction, and comorbid diagnoses, as well as those recovering from abuse and making changes to improve their lives. The populations include men, women, children, couples, and families.

Students also have the option to research and find new sites that are particularly interesting to them, although each site must be approved by the MAC Department before students can begin training at any site.

Internship sites can include the following types of placements:

  • Churches with counseling services
  • Schools, such as college counseling clinics or private school counseling clinics
  • Private Practice
  • Community Mental Health Clinics
  • Social Service Centers
  • Correctional facilities

Internship Preparation

Multnomah’s MAC Department provides internship support services, including:
  • Personalized internship preparation meeting
  • Resume or CV development assistance
  • Interview skills development
  • Connections to community providers