Substance Use Disorder (or LADC) Internship
For students nearing completion of their educational requirements for their addiction program, House of Hope offers a wonderfully broad experience in all 12 Core Functions. Interns will work within our 3 residential programs or 3 outpatient programs that serve individuals who have chemical dependency and mental health issues. Our diverse programs, and overwhelming support provide a unique experience and an outstanding substance abuse internship.
Our goal is to offer interns a holistic experience that completely prepares them to be a primary counselor. Substance Use Disorder interns get exposure to all of the 12 Core Functions by working closely with a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as receiving individual supervision with the Clinical Supervisor. Interns will learn to navigate various funding systems including insurance companies and counties, as well as understanding and utilizing resources available to our clients. Interns will also collaborate with probation officers, social workers, and therapists facilitating clients’ treatment plans. As interns’ skills develop, they will be given a small group of clients from the beginning of treatment to graduation. This allows interns the valuable opportunity to practice the skills they have learned while receiving necessary clinical and emotional support that prepares them for a successful career as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Applications for internships beginning Fall Semester will be accepted until April 1st and interviews conducted shortly after.
Applications for Spring or Summer Semesters will be accepted until October 1st and interviews conducted following.