Undergraduate internships are available at the Family Therapy Center during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The internship meets the requirements for a 3-credit enrollment in HD 4964: Field Study for Human Development majors and may count as a similar course for other majors. Interns work at the Family Therapy Center for 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, and 12 hours per week during the summer semester. The time at the Family Therapy Center is divided equally between clinical observation and clerical work. Typically, one or two students are selected for undergraduate internships each semester.
The Application Process & Deadlines
Any student interested in an undergraduate internship at the Family Therapy Center must submit an application to Dr. Jenene Case Pease by the application deadline. Only those students who submit complete applications will be considered for an internship position. After an initial review of the applications, selected students will participate in an interview with Dr. Case. Final placement decisions will be made following the interviews.
All applications should be emailed to Dr. Case as a single PDF document by the following deadlines:
- Applications for spring and summer internship placements are due by 5pm on the eighth Friday of the previous fall semester.
- Applications for fall internship placements are due by 5pm on the Friday of Spring Break.
Undergraduate Internship Application
Applications for undergraduate internships at the Family Therapy Center include two parts, which are described below. Both parts of the application must be complete, in order for the entire application to be considered complete. Only applicants with complete applications will be considered for internship positions at the Family Therapy Center.
Part I: Student Application
All applications for undergraduate internships at the Family Therapy Center must include the following:
- The Family Therapy Center of Virginia Tech Undergraduate Internship Application Cover Sheet
- A personal statement of 1 to 2 double-spaced pages. The personal statement should a) outline why you are interested in an undergraduate internship at the Family Therapy Center and b) describe the personal qualities and educational and/or professional experience and interests that will enable you to successfully contribute to the operations of the Family Therapy Center.
- An unofficial transcript
- A current resume
All of these materials should be emailed, by the applicant, to Dr. Case as a single PDF document by the deadline.
Part II: Recommendations
In addition to the application materials described in Part I, two recommendations from professionals (e.g., professor, supervisor) with knowledge of your academic or work performance are also required. Your recommenders should submit their recommendations online using this form. Both recommendations must be received by the application deadline, in order for your application to be considered complete.