Internships & Residency

Interns & Residents

Skyland Trail internships provide outstanding learning experiences for students pursuing careers in social work, clinical counseling, psychology, nursing, horticultural therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy and related programs.

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

  • Carry a supervised caseload
  • 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 Recovery
  • Family Education
  • Vocational Services
  • Expressive Arts

We welcome qualified applicants from all schools and universities.

Graduate Clinical Internships

For more information about graduate clinical internships, please contact:

Molly Mercer-Dead, Education Director, at

Undergraduate Internships

For more information about undergraduate or specialized internships in recreational therapy, art therapy, horticultural therapy, music therapy, or nutrition counseling, please contact:

Adult Programs: Shelley Danser,

Adolescent Programs: Elaina Edwards,

For more information about undergraduate or specialized internships in vocational counseling, please contact:

Doug Hurd, Employment and Education Services Coordinator,