Trinity Services values learning opportunities, and accepts internship, externship and practicum applications year-round. Gain a rewarding educational experience while helping others. Trinity offers the programs described below. Please review these listings and complete the application that follows.

Doctoral Psychology Internship: This Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)-certified program is for doctoral students in psychology. The intern’s rotation is completed at one of Trinity’s three intensive outpatient programs for persons with serious mental illness and/or mild intellectual disability. The minor rotation is a diagnostic rotation through Trinity’s outpatient mental health center, the Trinity Counseling Center. Within the intensive outpatient programs, interns maintain an individual and group therapy caseload. Interns also co-facilitate a weekly case consultation with therapy externs. Interns participate in weekly didactic trainings in third-wave contextual behavior therapy models, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. Interns work 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The internship begins July 1 and ends June 30.

Residential Internship: Help people flourish in their home! This internship is for bachelor's and master's students in social work, psychology, nursing, and other related fields. Teach life skills like cooking and budgeting, provide case management, engage persons served in hobbies and leisure activities, and provide skills coaching, all in a Trinity Services residential setting. Internships are available serving persons with intellectual disabilities, serious mental illness, or persons with both intellectual disabilities and mental illness. The intern also participates in weekly trainings on topics including ethics, psychotherapy, behavioral analysis, advocacy, and case management. Flexible shifts are available, including evenings and weekends. The intern is asked to work three days per week for a minimum of 15 hours per week. A semester commitment is required, and there are opportunities for year-long internships. Sites are available throughout Illinois. Apply now, and see how close we are to you! 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Therapy Externship: Learn cutting edge-therapy models while providing individual, group and milieu therapy to persons with mental illness and/or persons with serious mental illness and mild intellectual disabilities. This externship is for master’s and doctoral students in psychology and social work. Externs participate in weekly didactic trainings, learning the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Functional Analytic Therapy. Externs maintain an individual therapy caseload and a group therapy caseload. A year-long commitment is required. Externships begin July 1 and end June 30. The extern is asked to work three days per week from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fridays are mandatory, and externs choose the other two days, Monday-Thursday. The externship is completed at one of Trinity’s three intensive outpatient programs.

Outpatient Therapy Externship: Provide individual and family counseling to children, adolescents and adults, all while learning cutting-edge therapy models (Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Functional Analytic Therapy). This externship is for master’s and doctoral students in psychology and social work. The extern completes their experience at one of three outpatient mental health centers, located in New Lenox, Joliet and Homewood. The extern maintains an individual therapy caseload, and is responsible for completing initial assessments, treatment plans, and treatment plan reviews. This experience affords the extern the opportunity to work with persons with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management, and social skills deficits. A year-long commitment is required. Fridays are mandatory.

Other Internship Experience: Trinity Services has a diverse array of professional domains, including human resources, business operations, recreational therapy, information technology, development/fundraising, and staff development/training. If you are interested in completing an internship at Trinity but need a different experience from the internships listed above, please contact us to learn if we can offer an internship opportunity that fulfills your training requirements.

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