Outreach Internship & Field Experience

UMaine students interested in training in the development of outreach-focused skills & experience, should contact the Counseling Center for additional information and to submit an application.

Masters of Social Work Generalist Year Field Practicum

The MSW student intern completes an internship of approximately 400 hours total during the fall and spring semesters, approximately 14-16 hours per week when school is in session. MSW students must meet specific learning goals determined by their program, and are typically supervised weekly by a staff member with an MSW.  Historically, the MSW Generalist Year Intern delivers mental health related presentations/workshops, helps with major event planning and community organizing. Interns in this capacity are a valuable resource who help extend the Counseling Center’s services to reach students beyond traditional therapy.

As a non-clinical resource for UMaine students, graduate-student interns are able to provide the following outreach and education services independent of close clinical supervision:

  1. Skill development for academic success (e.g., coping skills, test anxiety, test-taking skills, self-esteem work, stress management, time management, and relationship skills)
  2. Referral to campus and community resources.
  3. Programming; awareness presentation for mental health related topics to promote campus wellness