Each semester Guardian House provides internship positions for eight to ten graduate level counseling students. Students interested in completing an internship should request an interview below; an interview does not guarantee placement.
Questions may be directed to Executive Director, Shannon White, MS, LPC-S.
- Counseling Clinic
- Parenting Education
- Supervised Visitation
- Monitored Exchanges
Guardian House will provide you
- Beneficial and life-enriching experiences.
- Opportunities to positively impact the life of children.
- Comprehensive orientation and specialized training for specific jobs.
- Opportunities for professional development through supervision and trainings.
- An opportunity to learn about family and group dynamics, child development, the impact of divorce on children, and domestic violence.
- Multiple and varied opportunities to obtain contact hours.
As a student intern at Guardian House I understand that my requirements are to:
- Submit to a criminal background check, a child abuse registry check, and fingerprint background check. The intern is responsible to pay the $10 fee for the fingerprint check. Guardian House pays for all other background checks.
- Pay $15 for ID badge, lanyard, and Guardian House t-shirt. ID badge will be returned upon completion of internship.
- Commit to working at Guardian House for a minimum of two semesters.
- Continue my weekend schedule between my first and second semester.
- Continue my weekend schedule after my last semester and until the new interns are trained.
- Commit to two (2) four-hour blocks of time on the weekend to facilitate visits.
- Read Becoming Solution-Focused in Brief Therapy as directed by my site supervisor.
- Attend weekly supervision sessions with site supervisor.
- Submit my hour logs to my site supervisor at the end of each semester.
- Attend a mandatory training before my first semester.
- Attend monthly staff meetings.
- Maintain professional liability insurance.
Working Between and After Your Semester
The relationship between Guardian House and student interns is a symbiotic one; each helping the other. We maintain a balance between staff and interns that allows student interns to get the hours, experience and supervision they need. Once the semester is over, we need to continue at regular levels of operation and the support of the interns is vital during this time. Therefore, you must commit to continue your weekend schedule between your first and second semester, as well as after your last semester until the new interns are trained to supervise visits independently. Some programs allow students to count this time toward their clinical hours; any questions regarding this should be directed to your university.