Masters in Social Work Externship

The Women’s Center offers Clinical Social Work externships to students of any gender who are enrolled in master’s degree programs in social work. The training generally takes place in the Vienna, VA office. Practicum students are accepted ONLY if they have previous clinical experience.

The externship requires 16-20 hours per week.

Individual supervision is provided by a licensed clinical social worker.

The program includes the following:

  • Orientation
  • Intake coordination duties include scheduling clinical appointments for new clients and answering crisis calls
  • Minimum of six to eight hours of psychotherapy per week (Externs)
  • Mandatory weekly seminar and group supervision from 1-3 every Wednesday.
  • Group and/or workshop co-leadership, when available
  • Weekly supervision group lead by LPC

Sessions & Applications Deadline

Internship/Externship SessionApplication Deadline
Spring/Summer Semester
(January – August)
Start Date – January 2nd
October 1st
Summer/Fall Semester
(May – December)
Start Date – May 1st
March 1st
Fall/Spring Semester
(September – April)
Start Date – September 1st
Masters Level Counseling, Social Work & MFT Students
March 15th
Fall/Spring Semester
Start Date – September 1st
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

Catherine Love, LPC/LMFT

Clinical Training Manager

133 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180

Phone: 703-281-4928, #444




Please contact, Catherine Love, LPC/LMFT,

Clinical Training Manager


Phone: 703-281-4928 #444


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