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Internships

Internship Program at MLK Middle School

The King counseling program offers an internship program for Master's level graduate students in a counseling related field.

About our training program…

 

  • We begin the year with a thorough orientation for interns to develop a sense of community and understand their role at King. 

  • We offer weekly group and/or individual supervision.

  • We request, at minimum, two days a week and require a one year commitment.

  • Our interns have opportunities to provide individual counseling, group counseling, classroom support, family support, school culture and climate activities, and school committee work.

  • We expect a high level of autonomy and reliability from our staff.

  • We have a dedicated counseling space, with furnished rooms and play and art therapy supplies.  Additionally we have access to the school garden and outdoor spaces for our work with students. 

  • Each year, our interns cite the incredible value of working within an intern cohort of 6-8 interns from various masters programs to collaborate and learn from each other while at King (and often beyond!).

 

About our school…

  • King Middle School is a diverse, urban school with over 900 students in grades 6-8.

  • Our school culture fosters a holistic approach to well being, which includes support for academic, social-emotional, physical, mental, and community connection.  All students are seen voluntarily & love to connect with the counseling team.  King staff work with us as collaborative partners in supporting students. 

  • King is located within walking distance of a dozen coffee shops and renowned restaurants. Our school cafeteria serves hot, delicious, fresh, organic food daily.

 

About our supervisors…

  • Our supervisors are all dedicated to an intern's individual growth and development over the course of the year. We all have our PPS credential.  We have the capacity to supervise students getting a masters degree in any counseling related field.

 

We typically hold an Open House in February for the next school year.  If you would like to be notified of the Open House and application process once it’s available, please fill out this form

If you have questions, please contact us: kingcounseling@berkeley.net

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