Internships play a crucial role in student professional development. They provide real-world, hands-on experience and the opportunity to network and learn from working professionals.

Why intern?

Whether paid or unpaid, for credit or not, internships help you build your resume, master time and resource management, assimilate the skills you develop in the classroom and — in some cases — lead to employment.

Administrator Internship

Deadline: For Fall Semester: April 15; For Spring Semester: October 15;

Centralia Campus Application For Teacher Internship

For Fall Semester: January 15, For Spring Semester: August 15

Description: The Internship is a full-time, 16-week, required component of teacher preparation. It is also a collaborative effort between the University Supervisor, the Mentor Teacher and the Teacher Intern. Each team member is responsible to ensure that this practical, classroom experience is done in a safe and productive manner. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the University Supervisor and the Mentor Teacher to support and evaluate the Teacher Intern, and it is the responsibility of the Teacher Intern to willingly acknowledge their expertise and accept suggestions.

Internal Contact:

Director of Field Experience:
Dr. Maureen Siera: msiera@stmartin.edu
Program Manager / Certification Specialists:
Carla Jacobs cjacobs@stmartin.edu
Interim Dean of College of Education and Counseling Psychology:
Dr. Steve Siera: ssiera@stmartin.edu

Community services: Behavioral Health Resources

Name of business: Behavioral Health Resources

Location(s):

626 Lilly Road Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506

3857 Martin Way E
Olympia WA 98506

Description: Duties: (Resa Hoiland) Interns would work with children and families in a multifamily group therapy program. They would also have clinical therapeutic worker's duties.
(John McBride) Interns would work in a residential treatment facility assisting staff with case management for adults with mental illness and coordinate services for clients living in the community.

Internal Contacts:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

External Contacts:

Supervisor: Resa Hoiland
360-704-7170 ex. 1195
John McBride
360-704-7170 ex. 1132

Community services: Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Name of business: Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Location: 

1802 Black Lake Blvd SW #102
Olympia, WA 98512

Description: Duties and Responsibilities:Informal interviewing of children to find their background information, Interview prospective big brothers and big sisters to match their personalities and interests of the children needing the emotional support, Interact with the children during activities in order to form trust bond relationships.

Internal Contacts:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

External Contacts:

John Hicks, CEO
john@swwabigs.org
360.943.0409 ex101

Community services: Catholic Community Services

Name of business: Catholic Community Services

Location:

1323 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98498

Description: Counseling Program, Family Preservation Program, Adoption Program

Internal Contact:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

External Contact:

Kris Stark, 253-502-2625
Phone: 206-328-5696
General Info: info@ccsww.org

Community services: Community Youth Services

Name of business: Community Youth Services

Location:

711 First Ave. NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Description: Since CYS Drop-In Center is a place for disenfranchised and homeless youth to come and get assistance in meeting their needs (food, clothing, safety, shelter, emotional and intellectual growth, and individualism), interns will provide advocacy, guidance, crisis intervention and referral information to homeless youth ages 12-21.

Internal Contacts:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

Community services: Crisis Clinic

Name of business: Crisis Clinic

Location:

3857 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98506

Description: Phone attendant/crisis intervention. Interested students are trained intensely by the agency before the actual job can be done. This is an excellent experience for students who want to enter the field of therapy.

Internal Contacts:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

External Contact:

Supervisor: Ken Huff, ex. 108
Meagan Willan, ex. 110
360-586-2800
Website: www.crisis-clinic.org

Community services: Emergency Shelter Network

Name of business: Emergency Shelter Network

Location:

108 State Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501

Description: Helping clients with resources, meeting with them: Work on own projects, Office work, and Screenings from 7-9 p.m. Intern would ask questions to help people find homeless shelters. The intern can work from home and choose how many times a week they would do this.

Internal Contacts:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

External Contact:

Coordinator: Kristi Lyons
360-528-8999

Community services: Family Support Center

Name of business: Family Support Center

Location:

201 Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501
Mailing Address: PO Box 784
Olympia, WA 98507

Description: The intern could work in the Emergency Shelter Network screening calls (see Emergency Shelter Network under Crisis). Other jobs include assisting in parenting programs and working in publicity and grant writing.

Internal Contact:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu

External Contact:

Supervisor/Contact: Schelli Schalter
360-754-9297
Fax: 360-528-2004
SchelliS@fscss.org

Community services: Joint Regional Correction Facility

Name of business: Joint Regional Correction Facility

Location: Joint Base Lewis McChord

Description: Work within the military corrections facilities in the Mental Health Branch. You learn assessment skills, intake, group work especially around anger management and chemical dependency. Environment is within the correctional facilities, on Fort Lewis grounds in regular government offices. Helpful and friendly staff.

Internal Contact:

Katya Shkurkin, director
360-438-4385
kshkurkin@stmartin.edu\

External Contact:

Supervisor: Capt. David Sensiba
253-967-9079
Deputy Facility Commander, (253) 967-5243
Confinement Officer, (253) 967-5724
RCF SGM, (253) 966-8553
Chaplain, (253) 967-9080

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