Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program offers junior and senior undergraduate students the opportunity to particiapte in a Virtual or Face to Face Clinical Undergraduate Internship or a Mini-Clinical Experience. Both provide hands-on experience where students can fully participate in learning 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 Fall, Spring, & Summer Semesters. This experience allows students to watch live therapy sessions as well as many more clinical opportunities (see below: possible experiences). For the Fall and Spring semester the internship is only offered face-to-face. However, during the summer semester, we offer the internship as either face-to face or virtually as well as providing a more flexible schedule as the internship can be taken for one month either June or July or for the entire summer semester (June-July).

A Mini-Clinical Experience:

During the summer semester, we also offer the Mini-Clinical Experience which also includes the opportunity to watch live therapy sessions but is only for one or two weeks during Summer Semester which can be done either face-to-face or virtually.

Questions or contact:

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 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 studen'ts 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 is a Marriage and Family Therapist, what they do, where they work, etc.