Internships & Medical Student Training

Interns & Medical Students

Skyland Trail provides outstanding learning experiences for students pursuing careers in mental health. Skyland Trail offers social work internships, clinical counseling internships, graduate psychology internships, recreational therapy internships, vocational counseling internships, and art therapy internships.

Compensation: unpaid internship
Time commitment: 9 months (or two school semesters), 20 hours/week
Eligibility: pursuing master's degree in clinical counseling, professional counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy in a Georgia accredited college or university

All aspects of clinical counseling are addressed in a graduate internship, with individualized training as needed and appropriate. Students may:

  • Provide individual therapy
  • Develop and lead groups
  • Attend staff meetings/trainings
  • Receive regular supervision from licensed professionals

Interns observe and provide supervised assistance in treatment modalities including:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Skills Training
  • Dual Diagnosis and Dual Recovery

For more information about graduate clinical internships, please complete a graduate clinical internship application.

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Contact: Shelley Danser,

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Contact: Molly Mercer-Deadman,

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Adult programs contact: Shelley Danser,

Adolescent programs contact: Elaina Edwards,

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Contact: Doug Hurd,

Skyland Trail partners with Emory University School of Medicine to provide training in psychiatry for physicians in training. For more information, contact Molly Mercer-Deadman at