Internships

A Commitment to Education

The Women’s Home believes that overcoming Houston’s homeless and mental health care crisis requires a commitment to educating future mental health professionals. As a part of this commitment, The Home is proud to be a training site for psychiatric residents from Baylor College of Medicine, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Houston campuses, the University of Texas School of Nursing, Our Lady of the Lake University, and Texas Southern University.

Our internship program provides real-world, hands-on mental health training to some of the best and brightest students in the Houston area. Interns are fully integrated into our programs and work side by side with our experienced staff, learning important professional skills while serving some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Opportunities include co-facilitating groups, individual therapy, and performing a number of different types of clinical assessments. Interns will participate in treatment planning and be supervised by licensed and experienced staff. The preponderance of hours at The Women’s Home will be in direct practice, while also gaining important experience and training in clinical documenation, professional practice, ethics and working with a multi-disciplinary team.

During practicum, interns will have the opportunity to learn more about addiction and recovery, mental health, and trauma, particularly as it relates to women, and be trained in evidence based practices to treat clients with these issues. For more information about our program, including our WholeLife model and treatment perspective, please explore our website and the links below:

The Women’s Home Clinical Treatment Perspective

The Women’s Home Program Summary

Graduate Students

Opportunities are available for graduate students attending accredited (APA, CACREP, CSWE) Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work Programs.
If you would like to apply for an internship with us, please email your resume and a short letter of interest to Michelle Comeaux mcomeaux@thewomenshome.org. Please include the school and program you are currently attending, the start and end dates of your practicum, and the number of hours per week that you need.

Applications are accepted during the below time frames. If your school has a different term schedule or deadlines for procuring a practicum location, please email the Manager of Clinical Services to inquire about application times. We have a competitive program, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Spring Term: September through October
Summer Term: March through April
Fall Term: June through July

Hours Toward Licensure

The Women’s Home also has opportunities for gaining hours towards clinical licensure (LPC and LCSW) at both of our sites (The Women’s Home and Jane Cizik Garden Place) doing group and individual therapy on a volunteer basis. Day and evening hours are available for qualified candidates. If you would like to apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Theresa Allen at tallen@thewomenshome.org. Please also include the number of hours per week and the length of experience that you are seeking. To be eligible for this opportunity, you will need to provide copies of the following prior to client care:

Your current license
Your current liability insurance
Your supervisor’s name and license information
Copy of your supervision agreement
Copy of board approval of The Women’s Home as a client site

**Note: Internships for macro social work students are also available. For more information, please contact the Executive Director at The Women’s Home, Paula Paust, at ppaust@thewomenshome.org.