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Clinical Internship Opportunities

Gain valuable real-life experience in a range of clinical settings.

Interning at Columbia River Mental Health Services gives you comprehensive training at a high-level treatment facility.

Apply today for an internship with Columbia River!

What we offer clinical interns

Columbia River provides high-quality, evidence-based behavioral health services. We offer community behavioral health options for children, youth, families and adults, plus innovative outpatient opioid treatment at our NorthStar facility.

As a Columbia River intern, you will be learning to treat the whole person. Our focus is on healthy families and a healthy community.

Our licensed clinical training staff will provide supervision as you work closely with our therapists, clinicians, and support personnel to master therapeutic skills in community behavioral health.

Your internship includes training in:

  • Theoretical orientation
  • Case conceptualization
  • Application of critical thinking in choosing interventions
  • Better understanding of professional ethics and boundaries
  • Caseload management
  • Documentation using an Electronic Medical Record System
  • Coordination of care with internal and outside providers

Commitment: 10 to 20 hours per week , 6 months to 1 year

For a mental health internship, you must be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in counseling, social work, or a related field. For Substance Use Disorders (SUD) internships, you must be working on an AA or BSA degree. For nursing internships, you need to be currently enrolled in a nursing degree program.

Join our team as an intern!

Internship Placement Options

We have the opportunities for interns to work with clients from ages 5 to 65+. When you apply please specify if you want to be assigned to Adult Outpatient, Child and Family, Options (ages 14-24) or adult SUD programs.

The mental health challenges our clients face range from mood disorders to serious and persistent mental illnesses. Assignments will be based on a mutual agreement between intern and supervisor to ensure a good fit with student’s skill level and professional goals.

Getting started with your internship

Please email your résumé along with what type of internship you are interested in (Adult Outpatient, Child and Family, Options and/or Substance Use Disorders) to: Christina Anderson at intern@crmhs.org

Questions?

Contact Christina Anderson
Clinical Training Manager

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Clinical Internships FAQ

Policies and Procedures  Policies # 110

Reference:
SUBJECT: No Employees, Volunteers, Students in CRMHS Services

PURPOSE: CRMHS employees or volunteers desiring to receive services will not be admitted to or provided services in CRMHS programs to ensure successful therapeutic relationships and protection of Individual privacy,

POLICY: CRMHS will not provide mental health or chemical dependency services to CRMHS staff or volunteers.

PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS: If a staff member or volunteer is seeking services within the agency, the staff member will be provided a list of other resources in the community and strongly encouraged to seek services at another agency.

All applicants will be provided the opportunity to apply to complete court ordered community service. Individuals may be determined to be ineligible based on certain criteria. This decision will not be made with any regard to gender, race, religion, or any other factors that may be found discriminatory by the EEOC. For specific details, please contact the volunteer coordinator.

Yes and No, Most community service hours are between 10-30 hours to fulfill the school requirement; CRMHS requires that you commit to at least 6 months, students must agree to stay and complete their 6 month commitment, and must be 18 years of age or older.

Yes, every applicant will have three reference checks completed as well as a background check. If you are applying for a mentor position you must contact their volunteer coordinator for specific details.

  • Clerical Assistant position: Please contact Alicia Turvin at (360) 993-3043 or aliciat@crmhs.org to receive an application, set up an interview meet and greet. Once application is completed and processed, The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up orientation to the agency. Must commit to 6 months.
  • Great Life Mentor: For more information, please visit greatlifementoring.com and contact their Volunteer Coordinator at 360-993-3063.

You can develop leadership skills and give back to the community. Create a more energetic and democratic way of life while developing a higher sense of self-esteem and self-discipline through goal setting.

There are two different kinds of volunteers:

  • Clerical Assistant: Assist with clerical type skills, by providing reminder phone calls, packet collation, filing, organizing, faxing, copying, emails, events.
  • Great Life Mentor: Become a mentor and change a child’s life.

Per CRMHS policies and procedures, CRMHS employees or volunteers desiring to receive services will not be admitted to or provided services in CRMHS programs to ensure successful therapeutic relationships and protection of Individual privacy. If a staff member or volunteer is seeking services within the agency, the staff member will be provided a list of other resources in the community and strongly encouraged to seek services at another agency.

Yes, every applicant will have three reference checks completed as well as an extensive background check.

Please email your résumé along with what type of internship you are interested in (Adult Outpatient, Child and Family, Options and/or Substance Use Disorders) to: Clinical Training Manager at intern@crmhs.org

This depends on which program you are assigned to. For a placement in Adult Outpatient, you will be working with clients aged 18 and over. The Child & Family program serves children aged 5-18. The Options program serves youth and young adults aged 14-24. The clinical issues our clients face range from mood disorders to serious and persistent mental illnesses. Assignment of clients will be based on a mutual agreement between intern and supervisor to ensure a good fit with the student’s skill level and professional goals.

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