Clinical social work internship

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services is recruiting for a full-time, 40-hour per week Post-Master’s Clinical Social Work Intern. Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the Clinical Social Work Intern (CSW-I) will provide a full range of mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach services to University students. The Clinical Social Work Intern will receive a comprehensive training experience in university counseling services, including individual and group psychotherapy, initial consultations, urgent care, crisis interventions and outreach and consultation services to university students.

The majority of this work is accomplished via one-to-one clinical contact with students, but consultation and/or outreach services may be extended to faculty, campus organizations and other professional members of the community. Careful attention is paid to opportunities to ensure sufficient clinical hours are available so that the CSW-Intern can meet the LCSW requirements set forth by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers.  Clinical Social Work Interns receive a minimum of 60 minutes of individual supervision per week, participate in CSW-I group/cohort supervision and have access to didactic training seminars.

Start date is August 1, 2023, and the position will continue for about three years, or the applicable end date, dependent on the candidate’s board registration as an intern.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a Graduate School of Social Work program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Must pass the appropriate examination given by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and must be licensed at the LMSW level in Nevada by the start of the internship.
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must not currently hold an LCSW license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates having experience working in a clinical setting with university student populations are encouraged to apply.
  • The preferred candidate would have experience providing counseling services to underserved populations and should have interest in serving members from diverse groups.

Compensation Grade

$44,000 with a salary increase for the second year, third year, and after LCSW licensure is obtained.

Total Compensation

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Department Information

The University of Nevada Counseling Services is a growing university counseling center that provides individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, outreach including educational workshops and presentations, consultation, and referrals to community health care providers. These services are undertaken in accordance with the following mission – UNR Counseling Services provides personalized culturally-responsive mental health services, training, and outreach to the University community. By doing so, we promote an inclusive learning environment supportive of mental health, diversity and social justice, as well as student personal growth and academic success.

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The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services acknowledges, accepts, and embraces diversity in its multiple forms, including but not limited to ability, age, cultural identity, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, language, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race and religion.  We are committed to providing a safe, affirming, accepting and empowering environment in our relationships amongst our staff and trainees as well as our clients, the university and the community as a whole.

Counseling Services provides education and training in diversity, equity and inclusion to practicum students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and our professional staff. We believe staff diversity improves teamwork, promotes innovation, enriches the training experience, enhances learning and helps us best meet the needs of our student clients. For these reasons, we encourage applicants from a variety of diverse backgrounds and lived experience with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion to apply to our internship positions.

The professional staff currently consists primarily of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and several administrative and outreach staff. Each year we have an average of 12 mental health field graduate trainees from the practicum to postdoctoral level.

Contact information for this position

Nicole Guyette, LCSW, at

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Attach the following attachments to your application

  1. Resume/CV (required) – List a detailed description of the major duties you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate you qualify for the position; your education and experience must be clearly documented.
  2. Cover Letter (required)
  3. Contact Information for Three Professional References, at least one who is familiar with your clinical work is required.

Applications are submitted on the University of Nevada, Reno employment site

This posting is open until filled.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

**Highest consideration will be given to applications received by 8:00am PST on May 5, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled.