Every year, Lifeline’s Clinical Training Program accepts approximately 30 Master of Social Work Interns, Marriage and Family Therapy Trainees, Professional Clinical Counseling Trainees and Psychology Trainees from over 15 different universities nationwide.  Interns and trainees are selected to participate in most of our programs including HERE NOW, Recovery for Life, Youth Development, Communities in Action, and Project LIFE. 

Clinical interns and trainees receive 1 hour of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision every week as well as a myriad of clinical trainings.  Trainings offered include but are not limited to:  a comprehensive Clinical Orientation (Crisis Management, Law and Ethics), Motivational Interviewing, Community Resiliency Model, Cultural Competency, Clinical Documentation, Trauma-Informed Care, and Suicide Prevention.

If you are interested in an internship or practicum position with Lifeline Community Services, please email Halima Martelli, our Clinical Practicum Supervisor, at hmartelli@nclifeline.org.

Organizational Climate:
  • High Morale
  • Supportive Atmosphere
  • Cohesive Team 
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Culturally Diverse and Accepting
  • Flexible and Open

Internship Perks:
  • Flexible hours
  • Excellent Supervision
  • Weekly Individual and Group Supervision
  • Use of video-taping and live supervision
  • Internal and external trainings encouraged and provided
  • Full integration into team meetings, events, etc.
  • Mileage reimbursement when applicable
Types of Experience:
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Case management
  • Group facilitation
  • Psycho-education
  • Teaching parenting classes
  • Program development
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Participate in meetings and trainings
  • Develop curriculum for groups

Quotes From Past Interns:

I had a therapy client who I was working with on self-esteem and building a more loving, positive self-image. I had planned our session and prepared an activity to work on, all of which was set aside when my client walked in the door in tears about a sudden loss. I had no idea I would be walking into a session where we would be working through grief and loss, but the belief my Lifeline mentors had in me was my motivation for following my instincts. My training kicked in and I learned a great lesson about believing in myself when things don't go as planned.  – Amy Leigh
I was fortunate to be with Youth Development for my internship. This group was a talented group of clinicians and case managers who were integral in teaching me skills that furthered my education. They were a team that was creative, caring and used humor to help me feel part of a team that did outstanding work. The clinical supervision I received was professional and challenged me at the right times and allowed me to grow as a clinician and a human being. – Cindy  

My time with Lifeline Community Services has been very rich in community and support.  It’s encouraging to work with supervisors and colleagues that are so filled with hope in regards to making a positive impact on the Lifeline community and in the lives of the individuals we serve.  - Matt