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Internship/Practicum Opportunities

Woodland Center’s mission is to support the recovery of all people by doing what it takes to understand each other better, learn more, grow, and inspire change in our communities. This includes dedication to the professionals in the mental health field becoming competent and ethical workers. Woodland Centers is happy to consider playing a role in the educational needs of the future mental health staff at a variety of educational levels.

To be eligible for placement students must:

  • Letter of Request, including description of the type of experience sought and area(s) of interest
  • Resume or CV
  • Summary of Educational Institution Requirements for Internship/Practicum [note: students not receiving course credit toward a degree cannot be considered for placement]

Requests that fit within the educational opportunities available may be offered an interview.

Potential placement opportunities include:

No exception will be made to the timelines below unless under extreme circumstances. Please contact the training supervisor if you wish to submit requests outside of the below outlined periods.

Contact the Training Supervisor at [email protected]

Requests should be submitted according to the following periods:

Approximate Start DateFirst RoundSecond Round
May/June/July/AugustJanuary 15 – February 15March 15 – April 15
March 15 – April 15June 15 – July 15
January/February/March/AprilJune 15 – July 15September 15 – October 15

If accepted for placement at Woodland Centers, you will be required to provide the following information prior to your start date:

  • Proof of malpractice/liability insurance.  This may be a personal policy or provided by the educational institution.
  • Proof against accident/illness, such as a personal illness/disability policy or health insurance coverage.
  • Proof of coursework successfully completed toward degree completion.  This may be an unofficial transcript or similar document.
  • 1 Work/Educational reference and 1-2 Personal references.
  • Successfully pass the required Minnesota background check.

All students will be assigned a start date of the First OR Third Monday of the month for New Hire Orientation to the agency.  Start date will be finalized after confirmation of placement.

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