Masters in Counseling Externship

The Women’s Center offers counseling externships to students of any gender who are enrolled in master’s degree programs in counseling. The training generally takes place in the Vienna, VA office.

The externship requires 16-20 hours per week.

Individual supervision is provided by licensed clinical social workers.

The program includes the following:


  • Orientation
  • Intake coordination duties include scheduling clinical appointments for new clients and answering crisis calls
  • Six to eight hours of psychotherapy per week (Externs)
  • Weekly seminars, taught by supervisors and other clinical staff
  • Group and/or workshop co-leadership, when available
  • Group modality seminar – group process, theory, & techniques
  • Weekly supervision group

Sessions & Applications Deadline

Internship/Externship Session Application Deadline
Spring/Summer Semester
(January - August)
September 1st
Summer/Fall Semester
(May - December)
March 1st

Fall/Spring Semester
(September - April)
Masters Level Counseling, Social Work & MFT Students

March 1st

Fall/Spring Semester (September-April)
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students

 February 1st

How to Apply

Required Materials


Cover Letter (with intended start date)

One Letter of Recommendation from a Professor

Two letters of Recommendation from Supervisors

Send Required Materials To

Clinical Training Manager

133 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180

Phone: 703-281-4928, #444



Please contact, Janet Kimberling, Ph.D.,

Vice President of Clinical Services


Phone: (703) 281-2657

(Licensed by the Virginia Board of Examiners in Psychology)

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