The Crisis Clinic is a private non-profit agency that provides confidential and anonymous 24-hour telephone crisis intervention, information and referral to human services resources. As a student intern you will have opportunities to:
- Develop effective communication skills essential to providing quality crisis intervention;
- Develop interviewing skills to assist callers in finding the most appropriate community resources;
- Learn and develop techniques to assist callers in their problem-solving process, especially when there are no appropriate community resources;
- Work within the social services systems of five counties and experience the strengths, weaknesses and "missing pieces";
- Understand the roles of the various mental health services providers.
- Contact us to find out about our current internship opportunities.
Initial Internship Requirements
- Successfully complete the application process.
- Successfully complete the interview process.
- Responsible for collaborating with Executive Director and university sponsor in drafting learning contract between clinic and school to meet school requirements.
- Successfully complete the orientation, 60 hours of training, and evaluation.
- Complete at least 200 hours of phone work at the rate of not more than 20 hours per week, including one 8 hour overnight shift per week.
- Responsible to set up and attend monthly meetings with the Executive Director.
Note: Final evaluation will be written upon the completion of internship hours required per contract. Evaluations include self-evaluation and collaborative evaluation with clinic Executive Director.
For those interested in these internships, please contact Executive Director, Rowen O'Neill at:
Phone: 360.586.2888 ext 103
The Crisis Clinic is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to gender, age, race, ethnicity,
religion, creed, national origin, marital status, ability or sexual orientation.