Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

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

Clinical Undergraduate Internship:The clinical undergraduate internship is offered during Fall, Spring, & Summer semesters. This experience allows students to watch live therapy sessions as well as participate in other clinical opportunities. For the Fall and Spring semesters, the internship is offered face-to-face only. However, the Summer semester internship is offered face-to face or virtually, providing a more flexible schedule so the undergraduate student may participate for the entire summer semester (June-July) or for one month (June or July).

A Mini-Clinical Experience:This experience includes the opportunity to watch live therapy sessions but is only for one or two weeks during Summer semester. It, too, may be accomplished face-to-face or virtually.

For more information or if you have questions, contact:

Dr. Jennifer Lambert-Shute (jjshute@valdosta.edu, 229-245-4323)

  • Clinical Undergraduate Internship Requirements

    • 3.00 or higher GPA
    • 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.
  • Clinical Undergraduate Internship Possible Experiences

    • 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.