Internships / Practicums
Are you seeking an internship in the behavioral healthcare field?
Horizon has internship opportunities for students enrolled in applicable 60 credit hour master's degree programs. Horizon Behavioral Health provides services to individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance use issues and/or co-occurring disorders in Lynchburg, VA and the surrounding counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Opportunities for related master's degree internships exist in our Admissions, Emergency Services, and Outpatient Departments.
Internships for Spring 2024 include:
- Emergency Services, Langhorne Wellness Center (3 openings)– Must be a master’s level student in Counseling or Social Work. Will observe pre-admission screenings, crisis counseling, and safety planning; assist in coordination of care; assist in asking questions during a clinical interview; will learn the essential components of a crisis assessment.
- Emergency Services, Langhorne Wellness Center / Ambulatory Crisis Stabilization Services (children/adolescents) – Master’s level student focusing on Licensed Professional Counselor, Social Worker, CSAC, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling and/or any related field. Observe crisis assessments and treatment planning; Assist in obtaining information during clinical interviews; Assist in care coordination; Observe and learn essential skills in crisis counseling; Participate in conducting group sessions.
- Admissions, Langhorne Wellness Center – Master’s level student in Mental Health/Professional Counseling or Clinical Social Work. Observe client intakes; Assist in formulating diagnosis; Participate in asking questions during clinical interviews; Help coordinate care for clients.
If you meet these criteria and are interested, please submit your completed internship application no later than Friday, October 13, 2023. Please indicate which internship(s) you are interested in pursuing.
For more information or to discuss possible internships in other areas of the organization, contact the Horizon Internship Coordinator at Krisann.Taylor@horizonbh.org.