Internships with The Bridge Youth & Family Services
Our mission here at The Bridge is to help young people and families achieve social and emotional health. Due to the different needs of the community, The Bridge offers crisis and counseling internships for second-year students working on their master’s degree for social work or counseling. Both teams work alongside each other to provide comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional or behavioral problems facing youth and their families.
- Both programs have a typical 9-month commitment and work with trainees that have a 450–700-hour minimum requirement.
- Applicants must be enrolled in graduate school at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and be in good standing.
- All trainees will have the opportunity to participate in offsite programing including school groups and community liaising events.
- Interns will have intern group supervision once a week.
Through the Counseling Team Internship, trainees have the opportunity to provide individual and family counseling to youth ages 0-17 (18 if they are still enrolled in high school). Trainees are required to have at least 2 days that include evenings to dedicate to the counseling internship program with additional flexibility to complete indirect service and other agency responsibilities. The program typically starts in August with an orientation period for trainees.
Through the Crisis Team Internship, trainees will have the opportunity to work with at-risk youth that may have ungovernable behavior, significant police contact or are truant at school. Trainees are required to have at least 3 days that include a 24-hour shift to be the on-call crisis worker for any incoming crisis calls during that shift. Outside of the assigned on-call shift, trainees will have an opportunity to carry a caseload for direct service hours.
How to Apply
Trainees interested in the Counseling Team Internship position are recommended to apply in early January and will continue to receive applications through February or until all internship positions are filled.
Trainees interested in the Crisis Team Internship position are recommended to apply from January through the first week in February for the Fall semester and apply from September until October for the Spring semester.
Applicants will be asked to e-mail a cover letter, resume and 2-3 letters of recommendation to the corresponding contact person for each team (below). An official transcript is preferred but not required for the counseling internship applicants.
Judith Legorreta-Hernadez, LCPC
Bilingual Child and Family Therapist and Intern Coordinator
Diana Ballard, LCPC
Crisis Intervention Supervisor