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The Counseling and Human Resource Development (CHRD) graduate student internship program is an experiential course that allows students to participate in activities and to carry professional responsibilities specific to their respective fields under the direct supervision of a qualified professional. Students are expected to achieve the following objectives by the end of their internship experience:

  • The ability to perceive, respond to and mange a wide assortment of site-based counseling and/or student affairs responsibilities
  • Knowledge of framework for critically evaluating theoretical orientations and applications of techniques when working with clients and students
  • Development of theory-based counseling and program models, techniques and resources
  • A framework for critically evaluating the counseling process and accountability methods
  • Professional identities as counselors and/or student affairs professionals

Site Supervisors

A significant number of graduates speak highly of their internship experience; in fact, they quite often regard their site supervisor as one of the most influential people in their professional development.

In order to maximize the positive impact on the intern, each site supervisor is asked to review the Site Supervisor Training PowerPoint and complete the brief survey on the last slide. For access to the Site Supervisor Training PowerPoint, please contact the Counseling and Human Development Department program assistant.

More information about the responsibilities of the site supervisor are outlined in the internship handbook. For questions or concerns, please contact the internship committee: