SCPN 701/702 Internships
Following 100-hour practicum (SCPN 685) candidates will be eligible to take the 600-hour internships (300 hours for each internship, SCPN 701 & SCPN 702). The purpose of this practical experience is to provide opportunities for students to work with diverse clients and client situations, affording students a structured and supportive environment in which to apply counseling theories, techniques and skills learned in previous course work. Focusing on the school environment (K-12), students also develop skills in observations, feedback, case preparation, interview analysis and reporting as well as become aware of a variety of professional resources and community referral agencies.
Students are encouraged to begin applying for internships beginning approximately one year before the experience will commence.
Interns must maintain logs documenting the days and hours spent at the internship site and summarizing the student’s responsibilities at the internship site. These logs must be signed by the student’s supervisors and submitted to the Internship course instructor every month. Electronic logs are acceptable provided they are sent from the supervisor’s e-mail address. Students will receive credit for the internship placement only if signed logs are submitted on time.
Students interview for internships during the academic year prior to the internship. Application requirements and deadlines vary from site to site. There are a limited number of highly competitive internships available with the New York City Department of Education. Additional details on internships and the application process are available through the program director. During the internship experience, students continue to receive college-based supervision and be introduced to new materials.