At Calgary Counselling Centre we call our practicum placements internships. They provide psychology and social work graduate students the opportunity to gain knowledge and comprehensive counselling experience within a community-based counselling agency. Interns are assigned to a supervisor who will work with them over the course of eight months. Interns receive one hour of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision each week. Interns are invited to participate in all training and workshops at Calgary Counselling Centre during their Internship.

Practicum Placements

The eight-month internship terms begin in September, January and May of each year. Master’s students complete the following during their practicum:

  • Three days or 21 hours per week on site (unless your program has longer requirements)

  • Eight face-to-face counselling hours each week (each University program may have different requirements)

  • Weekly training seminars on Wednesdays either mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • One shift per month in the call centre

  • One on-call shift per month at 4 p.m.

  • Group training

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Graduate Internship Program, students must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  • Current enrolment in a graduate program, from a recognized university, with a major in counselling psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or pastoral counselling and psychology

  • Two reference letters by professional or academic sources. The letters should comment on the motivation and ability to complete advanced training in counselling practice

  • A resume or curriculum vitae

  • An application letter, stating interest, qualifications and experience relevant to counselling. Applicants may also comment on how this program will help them meet their career goals

  • Unofficial transcript from current university

  • Police Check and Child Intervention Check (we will help you with both of these)

Application Process

Contact our Student Services Administrator and she/he will direct you to the appropriate application package. Once we’ve received the application and all supporting documents, we’ll set up an interview with a supervisor. The applicant will be contacted after the interview. All admission decisions are final.

For more information contact our Student Services Administrator.