This internship was developed in collaboration between Counseling Services and The Mental Health and Human Services Program. Only Kingsborough Community College students that are in the A.A.S. Mental Health and Human Services concentration are eligible for this internship.
Assignments in the internship practicum are designed based on Counseling Services needs. Internship is a two semester commitment only. Interns are interviewed and assigned to a site by the Mental Health and Human Services Faculty. Supervision is provided by the Counseling Services.
- Students are expected to be in the field two days a week on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s during the summer semester and Tuesday’s in the fall semester.
- Interns will participate and help to organize a number of outreach events out of Counseling Services, such as: Open House, Free Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol screenings, and organizing a community walk to raise awareness about suicide among college students.
- Interns will learn about mental health issues affecting the well-being of college students and help to reduce the stigma on college campus through various outreach initiatives.
- Students will take part in visiting classes (SD-10/11 and Learning Communities) in the beginning of the semester to advertize services offered by Counseling Services.
- Interns are responsible to develop at least one psycho-educational workshop on mental health issues such as test anxiety, adjustment to college, or stress and healthy ways to deal with and present it to the community of students in an engaging format.
- Interns will provide assistance appropriate to the level of education during the time of crisis: such as providing information about trauma and dealing with earthquakes or other natural disasters. Interns will serve as a “supportive link” in bridging the community of students with needed resources and assistance at Counseling Services.
- Interns may be involved in other initiatives that are currently developed within Counseling Services.