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IVC School of Guidance and Counseling Internship Program

Overview of Program

This application is to express interest in an unpaid internship* within the School of Guidance and Counseling at Irvine Valley College. This year-long (two semester) program is for any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who may be interested in the counseling field. Our internship will allow prospective interns an opportunity to explore careers and specialties areas in Higher Education.

Interns are accepted for the fall semester. However, we may take a limited number of interns on during the summer and or spring term. Availability for summer and spring terms may vary each semester.

Please complete the form below to indicate your interest in this program.

Requirements

  1. Enrolled in: A qualifying Master's Degree Program (i.e. counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling OR enrolled in an undergraduate program in any field).
  2. Must be in good academic standing at enrolled institution.
  3.  Excellent written and oral skills.
  4. Must be technologically competent.
  5. Must have a strong desire to work with community college students.
  6. Must be willing to commit to an internship lasting the entire academic semester AND a consistent weekly schedule not to exceed 20 hours a week.
  7. Upon selection, must attend the mandatory orientation for interns (dates vary based on semester).

*Selection for this internship does not guarantee employment within the South Orange County Community College District

Program Timeline

PROCESS

GENERAL TIMEFRAME

FALL 2018 DATES

Applicant Screening

July 1st - 31st

July 1st - 31st

Interviews

1st Week in August

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time TBD

Optional Flex Training

Friday before start of the semester

Friday, August 17, 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm

Mandatory Orientation

4th Week in August

Friday, August 31, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm

Selection Process

  1. All counselors interested in taking on an intern will be part of the Internship Selection Committee Process.
  2. After applicants are interviewed, counselors will discuss selection of interns, areas to be assigned, and or any special projects.
  3. Interns will be notified of selection by email. The email will also include important dates/training, volunteer hold harmless form, parking permit information, and contact information of their assigned counselor.
  4. Each selected individual intern will then coordinate with their assigned counselor to determine hours and days of commitment for fall.
  5. Various optional non-paid trainings will be offered ongoing throughout the semester.

Internship Form

Contact

E: ivccareercenter@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5431 (Career Center)
T: 949-451-5250 (job line for Employers)

Student Services Center, 
Room SSC 230