Internship is the culmination of the academic preparation to become a professional therapist. This supervised 15 - 20 hour or more a week experience enables students to focus more intensely on a broader range of competencies and skills. It generally starts during the Fall semester of the second year and requires a minimum of 12 months at an internship site, accruing hours towards their 500 direct client contact hours. 

The Purpose of Off-Site Internships

Internship is a central and essential part of the MFT program. It provides a dynamic opportunity to carry out the theory-oriented learning of the classroom within a clinical community practice experience. The internship leads students to acquire greater professional competence as a MFT over 12 consecutive months.

Goals of Internship