Graduate Student Counseling Practicum / Internship


Hope Academy is a program designed to prioritize the clinician-in-training. Our goal is to provide training, experience, and supervision tailored to the individual to foster an environment that guides you directly toward your passions. We accomplish this by offering home-based, school-based, and outpatient-based training opportunities so you can identify what you’re best suited for. Additionally, we offer quality supervision with no time commitment required of you post-licensure, all at no cost to you! Our supervisors receive specific training and meet together monthly to ensure that they provide you with the best service possible. At Hope Academy, we invest in you. Apply today!


  • Partner with Hope Academy to fulfill the requirements of your academic institution

Reasonable Accommodations Statement  To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Competency Statements 

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.  
  • Communication, Oral and Written - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word, and in writing clearly and concisely.  
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.  
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.  
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.   
  • Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.  
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.  
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.  
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.  
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.  


The Graduate Student will provide professional mental health counseling with clients as assigned in order to meet the requirements of their academic institution, meeting regularly with the approved supervisor. The Graduate Student will maintain all necessary records required by the VA Board of Counselors accurately documenting the residency in accordance with state guidelines.




  • Basic technological skills: using computers, fax machines, and telephones 
  • Demonstration of basic counseling skills


  • To communicate both orally and in writing
  • To report necessary counseling information in a clear, concise, and complete way
  • To make informed, objective decisions with integrity
  • To collaborate effectively with other team members

Education: Pursuing Masters in Mental Health Field

Computer Skills: General understanding of Microsoft office suite and Google applications

Other Requirements:

  • Obtain and maintain personal malpractice insurance in compliance with state guidelines
  • Complete process of registering supervisor with academic institution