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Learn With Us

We welcome the opportunity to train future clinicians to meet the needs of individuals who seek treatment for mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities.

Advantage provides extensive trainings, clinical supervision and the opportunity to interact with and learn from a variety of licensed clinical staff and paraprofessionals as well as doctors and nurses.

We work together as a team to address client and family needs within the parameters of Advantage's mission and guidelines from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.



Three students on campus.Internship Requirements

  1.  Signed, current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Advantage and University/College of student intern. 

  2. Available for 15+ hours each week at designated site.

  3. Intern must be available/willing to work for one full academic year on site.

  4. All internship candidates will participate in an interview for final selections. Submission of an internship Application or designation by student’s school does not guarantee placement at Advantage. 

  5. Student must have personal, current liability insurance (Advantage must receive copy of proof before internship/practicum begins).

  6. Successful criminal background check, fingerprinting, and drug screen prior to acceptance.

  7. Completion of all state required Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability (DBHDD) trainings within the first 60 days of placement. Some training may require additional hours on site.

  8. Successful completion of training in the electronic health record system is required before interns meet with any clients.

  9. Participate in regular supervision following university/college and Advantage guidelines.

  10. If audio/video recordings of client/family sessions are required by student’s school for training, then client must agree in advance of session and documentation using Advantage waivers must be signed and uploaded to client record and client can change mind at any time. Students are responsible to supply any/all equipment needed for recordings.

  11. All counseling interns must currently attend schools that are currently CACREP certified. BSW and MSW social work interns must currently attend schools that are currently NCSWE certified.  

To apply, please complete the three-page Intern Application and submit to


  • Fall Semester Internship   —  April 1st
  • Spring Semester Internship  —  October 1st
  • Summer Internship  —  February 1st