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Internships

Be the good in the world and become the next generation of mental health service providers.

Internships are one of the many ways in which YES is helping to build the next generation of mental health service providers. YES relies on ongoing relationships with mental health counseling, social work, and marriage and family programs in the area to fill around a dozen Clinical Internship positions each year. The commitment for internships at YES is a minimum of 12 months. Even though internships are unpaid, interns get course credits to qualify for graduation requirements (specific to each program) along with weekly supervision, ongoing training opportunities, and diverse experience in the field.

To apply, complete the following application materials:

  • The Application Form (recommended to fill out digitally first, print, then sign)
    • At Will disclosure (Sign)
    • WA Patrol Background Check (complete section C, sign and address Section D)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Please submit completed application material via mail, email, or in-person:

Justin J. Daigneault (he/him or they/them), MS, LMHC, CN
Intern Program Coordinator
P 425-586-2338 | JustinD@YouthEastsideServices.org
999 164th Ave. N.E. | Bellevue, WA | 98008

Application

WHY SAY YES TO YES

  • Youth Eastside Services has been serving youth and families on the eastside for over 50 years. This means YES is well integrated and has a good reputation with doctors, teachers, and other service providers in the area.
  • We provide a unique opportunity to work with youth and families (ages 6-22) on the eastside with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and needs.
  • This rigorous setting prepares interns well for being ready to work in the field.
  • Interns get hands on experience, training, and supervision around evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, behavior/parenting, and trauma, and exposure to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, as well as other modalities such as expressive arts/play therapy and family therapy.
  • You will get experience coordinating with our on-site psychiatric staff who support clients with assessment and medication management
  • Supervisors help interns focus on specific learning outcomes to target areas of growth and support while fostering your inherent strengths.
  • We provide at least 1 hour of face-to-face supervision every week as well as on-site group consult twice per month.
  • Interns work at the agency as well as in the local school setting and learn how to navigate and network within these systems.
  • We provide opportunities to get experience with groups such as DBT skills groups, BGLAD queer youth support group, and Substance Use Recovery groups.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a masters-level student in a Mental Health, Marriage and Family, Social Work (Advanced only/No foundation) or similar program
  • Be eligible and able to work in the Bellevue/Kirkland/Redmond (WA) areas
  • Be able to dedicate a minimum of 16 hours per week for 12 months (Sept through August)
  • Have a desire and passion for helping youth and families

VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR

If you are looking for other volunteer opportunities consider becoming a SUCCESS Mentor.

SUCCESS Mentoring works to help struggling youth thrive socially and academically by pairing them with adult mentors who provide support. The program fosters long-term relationships between mentors and mentees with the aim of helping participants overcome personal and family problems, stay in school, increase their academic achievement and motivation, improve their decision-making skills and increase their sense of self-worth.

SUCCESS Mentorship information.

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