Project 180 welcomes Bachelor and Masters level students in our comprehensive internship program.
An environment that fosters growth and exploration for our clients as well as our staff, Project 180 is a multidisciplinary team setting where teamwork is an important part of the process. The Project 180 staff work closely together and interns will benefit from the experience of working alongside professionals from a variety of different backgrounds. Because Project 180 is what we call “a one-stop shop”, providing all services in-house other than medical and dental care, interns will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of social services from housing to benefits to employment.
Since Project 180 is a forensic treatment program, the common denominator for all of our clients is that they have histories of incarceration. However, the majority also has a history of homelessness, trauma and substance addiction and many are living with mental health disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD or Major Depression. Our all-inclusive services and intensive supervision offer an opportunity for the offender population to reintegrate into society. Our goal is to reduce recidivism through comprehensive treatment.
Additionally, interns will gain extensive clinical experience working face-to-face with clients in group and individual settings. The in-depth supervision for this work is provided by licensed LCSW/MFT clinicians and CAS certified substance counselors. Project 180 embraces eclectic theories of psychotherapy and works to develop clinical practice with short and long term cognitive-behavioral (CBT/DBT), psychodynamic and client-centered therapies. We utilize many evidence-based practices and interns will practice alongside experienced staff to facilitate behavioral health, mental health and substance treatment groups and sessions.
At Project 180, interns will have the opportunity to work with a forensic population – and the experience of working in an environment that is both nurturing and challenging. We believe in the importance of personal and professional development and we aim to create an atmosphere that allows our staff to thrive.
Please speak with your academic advisor for more information or start the sign-up process below. Please Note: Not all registrants will be accepted.