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

christyana-alston.jpg Christyana Alston

Hello! My name is Christyana Alston, and I am from McDonough, GA. I am currently a senior at Valdosta State University earning my B.S. in Psychology. I graduate in May 2024. After I graduate, I plan to earn a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. With this wonderful opportunity, I hope to gain more insight and further my knowledge in this field. 

kenzie-eikenberry.jpg Kenzie Eikenberry

Hi there! My name is Kenzie Eikenberry, and I am from Valdosta, Georgia. I am a senior undergraduate student at Valdosta State University and plan to graduate with my BA in Psychology in May 2024. I have always had a passion for mental health and helping others feel valued and supported to the best of my ability! My internship at Family Works is confirming my goals to continue my education in Valdosta State’s Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program after graduation. 

iyanni-felder.jpg Iyanni Felder

Hi! My name is Iyanni Felder, and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. I am a senior undergraduate student at Valdosta State University. I will be graduating in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I am very thankful and excited for this opportunity to get a glimpse of Marriage and Family Therapy. My plan after I graduate is to continue my education with the Marriage and Family Master's Program! 

shanyia-ghent.jpg Sha'Nyia Ghent

Hi! My name is Sha'Nyia Ghent, and I am from Valdosta, Georgia. I am a senior undergraduate student at Valdosta State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in healthcare administration. I will graduate this fall, December 2024. After graduation, I intend to pursue a master's degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology or MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy), if that is something I enjoy. I enjoy assisting, listening, and working in the mental health field. I am grateful that I have the chance to participate in this undergraduate internship at Family Works Clinic. I am excited to learn something new and see what the future holds for me. 

kalliah-leonard.jpg Kalliah Leonard

Hi! My name is Kalliah Leonard and I'm from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a junior at Valdosta State University and plan to graduate in May of 2025 with a bachelor's in psychology. I was extremely grateful to have been accepted in the MFT internship program and I am excited to gain the necessary experience for my career aspiration of being a therapist!

barilule-mtuanwi.jpg Barilule Mtuanwi

Hello! My name is Barilule Mtuanwi, I am originally from the Metro Atlanta area. However, I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology here at VSU, with an ultimate goal of earning a master's degree in Neuropsychology, followed by a Ph.D. I am thrilled to be participating in the Family Works MFT Undergraduate Internship program as it will help me expand my understanding of therapy and gain practical experience working in a clinical setting.

mia-nemesh.jpg Mia Nemesh

Hello! My name is Mia Nemesh, and I grew up in Roswell, Georgia. I am currently a junior undergraduate student here at Valdosta State University! I plan on graduating here in May of 2025 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. As of right now, my plan is to pursue a career in Forensic Psychology, and further continue my education up into doctoral studies. I am incredibly excited for the opportunity I have been given here, and I cannot wait for all the valuable lessons to come from it!

sienna-pontone.jpg Sienna Pontone

Hi! My name is Sienna Pontone, and I was raised here in Valdosta, GA. I am an undergraduate student here at Valdosta State University pursuing my B.S. in Psychology. I am so grateful to receive an opportunity to be a part of the MFT program internship, as it provides real, interactive experiences so I feel more prepared for the future. After I graduate this summer, I plan to continue my education in clinical psychology and look for research opportunities

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 as a hybrid course. To see exact dates possible, please click on the application link. 

If one chooses the hybrid option, the 1 credit course will be offered online. However, the consultation teams, where the intern can observe live therapy cases are only offered face to face. The teams meet one day a week from 12-7 for the entire summer semester. Interns can choose how often and for what duration they would like to attend. 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Lambert-Shute at

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


The Course 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).