The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program offers junior and senior undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a face to face clinical undergraduate internship. The internship provides hands-on experience for students as they learn what it means to work with families, individuals, couples, and children by  participating in our consultation teams at FamilyWorks, our family therapy clinic.

The clinical undergraduate internship is offered face-to-face in the Fall, Spring, & Summer semesters. This experience allows students to watch live therapy sessions as well as participate in other clinical opportunities. The face-to-face Summer semester internship offers a little more flexibility allowing students the choice to participate for the entire summer semester (June-July) or for one month (June or July).

For more information or if you have questions, contact:

Dr. Jennifer Lambert-Shute (, 229-245-4323)

  • Current GPA *an overall GPA of 2.7 on all attempted course work or 3.0 or higher for the last two years is required to be an intern at FamilyWorks
  • Minimum of 60 credit hours completed when you start the internship
  • Interview with the MFT Faculty
  • Demonstrate professionalism and the ability to follow ethical guidelines
  • A willingness to collaborate with and learn from others
  • Be enrolled in a 1 credit course, MFTH 7650: MFT Clinical Undergraduate Internship. The course meets one day a week for an hour and is scheduled based on student's availabilty.

  • Watch weekly live therapy sessions
  • Participate in treatment team meetings
  • Participate in reflecting teams
  • Practice clinical skills
    • Write case notes
    • Use a genogram
    • Navigate ethical scenarios 
    • Conduct a case presentation
    • Read & discuss clinical articles
  • Have the opportunity to talk with current graduate students about the graduate school application process (application, interview, writing samples, etc.)
  • Learn what Marriage and Family Therapists do, where they work, etc.

Fall 2023 Virtual Information Session

JADAJada LeBert

Hello! My name is Jada LeBert and I am from south Florida. I am currently a senior at Valdosta State University, and I will be graduating in May 2023 with my B.S. in Health Sciences. My interest in Marriage and Family Therapy was sparked last summer, and since then I have been determined to gain experience in the field. The Valdosta State University MFT internship has immersed me in the culture of therapy, and I can confidently say this is a career I am passionate about. After graduation, I will take a gap year to seek other internship/work opportunities and find an MFT program that is the right fit for me. 


reshondriaShan Frison

Hi, my name is Shan Frison and I'm from Millen, Georgia. It is a small town 3 hours north of Valdosta where I graduated from Jenkins County High School in May of 2020. I am a senior majoring in Psychology at VSU. I am currently on track to graduate in the Fall of 2023 and I plan to apply for the Marriage and Family Therapist graduate program in the Fall of 2024. 


tyrenaTyena' Hutton

My name is Tyena’ Hutton and I am from Hampton, Georgia. I am currently a senior at Valdosta State University, majoring in Psychology with a Spanish minor. After four amazing years at Valdosta State, I will be graduating in Spring 2023! I was given the opportunity to intern at the Family Works clinic, which has been an amazing opportunity to work with staff as well as clients. In the future, I plan to continue my education and seek a masters degree in marriage and family therapy to pursue my dream of being a licensed marriage and family therapist.  


CAROLINECaroline Jones

Hello! My name is Caroline Jones and I’m from LaGrange, Georgia. I am a senior undergraduate student at Valdosta State University. I’ll be graduating with my psychology degree in May 2023, and I hope to continue into graduate school. I aspire to be a marriage and family therapist, which is why this program is a great fit for me. Within the next few years I hope to be licensed and practicing in either Georgia or Florida. 


dIJAHDaijah Miller

Hi! My name is Daijah Miller and I am from Central Florida. I will be receiving my BS in Psychology, May of 2023. I would like to become a Marriage & Family Therapist because I believe a strong foundation helps to create a united family.


madiMadi Osborne

Hello everyone, my name is Madi Osborne. I am from Columbus, Georgia and I moved to Valdosta, just three years ago. I came to VSU hoping to get my degree in sociology in order to become a social worker. However, college really does change you and I quickly changed career paths once I realized social work wasn’t for me. I am currently studying psychology in hopes of becoming a licensed school counselor. School counselors get to have the opportunity to work with kids in their natural setting, school. I have always enjoyed working with children and adolescents, but I knew I did not want to teach, so school counseling just fits perfectly with what I want to do.  


JoseJose Palacios

Hi! My name is Jose Palacios, I am from Mount Vernon, Georgia and I am a senior psychology major with a minor in philosophy here at VSU. In the future, I hope to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia as well as continuing to do research centered around LGBTQIA+ issues as well as issues affecting the Latinx community. As a first-generation college student, I am excited to graduate this spring and to continue my education into graduate school so I can get closer to licensure. I believe that becoming a counselor is an honorable and fulfilling job, and I am looking forward to the future where I will be able to work with people and hear their stories.  


rosannaRosanna Wolf

Hi! My name is Rosanna Wolf, and I am from Newport News, Virginia. I am currently a junior at Valdosta State University pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology, English, and Spanish. My interdisciplinary training has inspired me to apply my knowledge and skills in the field of Psychology to law. After graduating, I plan on attending law school in Virginia or Washington, DC. 

Internship Applications

To apply click on the following link: Application for MFT Clinical Undergraduate Fall & Spring. To see the exact due date please click on the application link.


Face to Face Course: The class counts as a 1 credit hour course. The cost will be the in-state tuition fee for 1 credit hour, plus technology and institutional fees. (Link to tuition page) Tuition And Fee Schedule Click Here


Clinical Internship:

During the Summer semester, we offer a flexible schedule which allows students to choose to attend the internship for one month (June or July) or for the entire summer semester (June-July). Please note the summer internship is ONLY offered face-to-face. To see exact dates possible, please click on the application link. 

To apply click on the following link: Application for MFT Clinical Undergraduate Internship Summer  


Face to Face Course: The class counts as a 1 credit hour online course. The cost will be the total in-state tuition for 1 credit hours. (Link to tuition page) Tuition Cost Click Here

Note: A waiver of select mandatory fees may be granted to students enrolled solely in practicum experiences or internships/externships located at least 50 miles from Valdosta State University. For a copy of the form, please email Dr. Jennifer Shute @ or follow this link: Waiver Click Here

Non-VSU Student Information: As a non-VSU student you will have to apply for transient status at VSU. After a student has been accepted the following will need to be completed:

  • Meet with our academic advisor to discuss the steps you will need to follow at your own institution to be a transient student at VSU.
  • Complete an application (This will be emailed to you once you have been accepted.)
  • A letter of transient permission from UF. This can be official from the Registrar or an email from your advisor saying you have permission to take a course at VSU.
  • A copy of your driver’s license (this is for Verification of Lawful Presence purposes).