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All of MHP’s internship and practicum placements are full for the 2014-2015  school year. We are not accepting any more applications unless you speak Spanish fluently and are in a Masters or Doctorate program.

Mental Health Partners (MHP) offers direct practice placements and rewarding internships to PSYD, PHD, and graduate students in approved clinical social work, clinical and/or counseling psychology programs. The internship program offers placements during the academic calendar year as well as year round.

MHP connects with schools throughout Colorado and beyond to provide exceptional learning opportunities. We are able and open to work with students from schools across the country.

Currently we are partnered with Smith College, Naropa University, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Colorado-Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Argosy University, Rocky Vista University, University of the Rockies, Fielding Graduate University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Regis University, University of Phoenix, University of Southern California, Denver Seminary, Vanderbilt University, and Adams State University.

Our Interns are a valued and important aspect of the services we provide to the community. Interns at MHP receive outstanding supervision, training, support, and experience.

Mental Health Partners is known to retain many of its interns as new employees post graduation.

Follow the links below to learn more:

•    Intern Learning Track 
Application or (PDF)
•    Internship Application Process

For more information regarding internships contact our Internship Coordinator at

"My internship placement through MHP was with the day treatment programs at Halcyon Middle High School and Sanchez Elementary. I gained clinical experience working with school aged children and their families. I also gained systems experience by collaborating with BVSD staff. Also, specific to my site, I received individual and group supervision from therapists with decades of experience. My supervisor seemed to always have time for me despite her role as director of both day treatment programs. My internship experience with MHP is highlighted by the amount of support I received, not only from day treatment staff, but also from the center as whole. As an intern, I received training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and participated in scientific article review groups and special topic discussions lead by several of the center’s clinicians and doctors, as well as outside experts. I am very pleased with my internship experience and even more pleased that it lead me to a full-time job immediately following graduation!"
Rowena Baca, MA
MHP Intern 2009-2010


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