Counseling Internships – Become a licensed counselor today

Counseling internships in our Chicago Wicker Park office are offered year-long through our program for counseling students pursuing a masters degree. Our interns provide individual therapy and couples counseling services and work with a variety of client populations and mental health concerns. Our interns frequently graduate to thereafter pursue a career in a counseling private practice.

Counseling specialties

Our internships include clinical training in the following areas among others:

  • Marriage counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Relationships counseling
  • Sex therapy
  • Divorce counseling
  • Infidelity counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Parenting counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Trauma counseling

Check out the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association’s requirements to become a licensed counselor.

At Artemis Counseling & Creative Life Counseling Services

*We begin accepting applications January 1 through mid February.  Interviews will be held in early March and offers will be extended mid March.*

Our Internship Program
ACCL offers clinical training to masters-level counseling students looking to fulfill their practicum/internship requirement. Our interns provide individual and couples counseling services for a variety of client populations and mental health concerns. We are dedicated to providing high-quality supervision, which includes practical instruction, strengths-based guidance, and engagement with other clinicians within a group private practice environment. Our ideal internship candidates are organized, dedicated, and passionate students who would value clinical exposure in a private practice setting. Our interns frequently graduate to thereafter pursue a career in private practice.

Internship Details
Hours: 1,000 total hours; 400 direct client hours (fulfills 1,000 hour licensure requirement)
Supervision Structure: 1 hour/week individual supervision; 1.5 hour/week group supervision
Weekly Schedule: 20 hours/week (10-12 direct client hours, 2.5 supervision hours, 5-7 admin)
Yearly Schedule: July 1st – June 30th

Required Application Materials
Cover letter
Transcript from graduate program (unofficial or official)
3 letters of recommendation (letters of practicum eligibility do not count)
CV or resumé

Internship Requirements
As an applicant, please be aware that our counseling interns must meet the following requirements during their counseling internship. The intern schedule is created collaboratively with the counseling supervisor, and may be edited to accommodate for educational conflicts. However, interns must be able to:

  1. Attend internship training the week last week in June.
  2. Adhere to a July 1st start date and June 30 end date for the internship.
  3. Report to our site by 8am on select days. 
  4. Report to our site 3-4 days/week.
  5. Attend group supervision weekly between 12pm-1:30pm on Wednesdays.

Please submit all application materials and inquiries via email to our Clinical Administrator, Nicole Dodero, at You may contact her with any questions you have throughout the internship application process.

Nicole Dodero
2045 W North Ave. Ste. 2B
Chicago, IL 60647