A great place to grow

CSNW’s internship program offers a dynamic learning experience.  As a learning institute, it is important for CSNW to contribute to a clinician’s development as they enter the therapy community.  We believe the voice of every therapist is unique, and we strive to work with you to shape the therapist you want to become. The program is robust, with a strong reputation in the community for providing a comprehensive learning experience. Internship at CSNW includes:

  • Individual and group work with a wide spectrum of mental health clients
  • Flexibility in treatment modalities as you develop your clinical practice
  • Training and a comprehensive orientation
  • Group and individual supervision, weekly
  • Support from friendly and professional practitioners

As a master’s level intern, you will gain experience in our Outpatient Mental Health program, which primarily serves Medicaid clients.  You will also have an opportunity to coordinate with a team of practitioners, including medication prescribers, family therapists and case managers.

Entry dates for internship:

  • January (apply by Oct. 1st)
  • May (apply by Feb. 15th)
  • September (apply by May 15th)


For information pertaining to mental health internships, please contact Effie Alexander, Student Internship Coordinator 360-356-3901 or ealexander@csnw.org

For information pertaining to substance use disorder internships, please contact Steven Morrison, SUD Internship Coordinator (360)397-8484×7955 or smorrison@csnw.org

To download an internship application select your preferred file format:


In their own words, an internship success story:

“I have gotten most everything that I was looking for in this internship experience at Community Services Northwest/Wellness Project. More than anything, I have felt consistent support through regular group supervision as well as individual supervision. I feel supported here to practice therapy in such a way that matches who I am. The professional environment here is collaborative and engaging, which helps me feel empowered as I work with clients. This is important because this empowerment that I feel is then able to be offered to my clients.”