Internship Opportunities

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.

Available Internship

  • 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 Program Manager and University sponsor in drafting learning contact between The Crisis Clinic and the 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 on-site supervisor.

Note: Final evaluation will be written upon the completion of internship hours required per contract. Evaluations include self-evaluation and collaborative evaluation.

For those interested in these internships, please contact:

Tami Fisher, Executive Director
Phone: 360.586.2800 Extension 110

Crisis Line:

Teen/Youth Help Line

Business Line:

Fax Line:

Substance Use Disorder Services

Community Services List:
Thurston County (PDF)
Mason County (PDF)

Donate to the Crisis Clinic

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.

Thank you for supporting The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties. The Crisis Clinic is registered with Washington State's Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting

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IRS designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed under federal tax law.
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