SUPPORTIVE SERVICES INTERNSHIPS
The Supportive Services Department (SS) includes all case management, counseling or medical services provided on site here at the Eugene Mission.
All SS interns are supervised by the Director of Social Services & Counseling who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and we have an MSW on staff who can supervise MSW interns. We have limited opportunities to work with couples and families and therefore do not offer internships for Masters of Marriage (Couples) & Family Therapy students.
COUNSELING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Opportunities to intern with our counseling program are limited to graduate students only. Undergrad majors interested in this internship opportunity are encouraged to peruse a Guest Services internship to better understand how to work with the homeless population. If selected, these graduate level interns will build a caseload through Social Services case manager referrals.
We currently have five positions available for Graduate-level Counseling Internships which work with both our general guest populations and Life Change Program participants as therapists.
o Practicum – Depending on prior experience, most practicum interns start in Guest Services to gain understanding of the population we serve and develop skills. They move toward individual therapy at the discretion of the SS Director.
o Internship – If students come to the Eugene Mission with prior experience as therapists, then they will begin building a caseload of clients immediately.
o Post Graduate Level – At the discretion of the SS Director, we can facilitate a post-graduate internship for professionals working towards their licensure and need more clinical hours.
To intern in this department, interns must have a degree, working towards a degree or comparative experience in the social service to intern. We welcome post-graduate interns in counseling and social work who have licensure hours to complete as well.
A qualified applicant will be a engaging and comfortable with clients from all walks of life. Preferred: experience with the homeless population and addiction recovery.
INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS:
The Internship Application can be found on our website – www.EugeneMission.org. Once received, you’ll be invited to attend an Orientation Tour of our facilities and speak with the Internship Program Coordinator. Please bring or email ahead of time . . .
• A cover letter introducing your personality and interests
• A current resume detailing your skills, training, work and volunteer experience
• Any internship requirements from your academic institution
Once the Internship Program Coordinator determines that you would be a good fit for our organization and what department(s) you’ll be working with, an interview will be scheduled with the manager of that department. Assuming you are a good fit for that department and team, the Internship Program Coordinator or department manager will discuss schedule.