Practicum and Internship

Hatters Behavioral Health Coalition Grant Program

Students interested in counseling underserved populations at a site that combines behavioral and medical health in an interdisciplinary approach to client care will qualify to apply for the Hatters Behavioral Health Coalition (HBHC) grant program. To apply, please review the participating grant Practicum and Internship site list and fill out the initial application. The initial application can be completed once a student has been accepted into the Counselor Education program and developed a Planned Program with their advisor. The next step in the application process will be to create an updated professional resume and participate in a committee interview. Students accepted as grant-funded interns at participating sites will be required to attend a pre-practicum workshop series focused on learning culturally competent counseling practices and interventions for working with underserved populations in an interdisciplinary health care setting. To assist with living expenses during the twelve months of Practicum and Internship, grant program interns will receive a $10,000 federal stipend. For more information regarding the HBHC grant program, please view this informational video.

Practicum Sites

The Department of Counselor Education has approved the following sites at which students may complete their practicum and internships. Please contact the clinical supervisor, Dr. Williams, to discuss sites not listed in the manual.

Practicum and Internship Manual

Apply for Practicum

  • Practicum and Internship are a one-year commitment completed in the final year of your program.
  • Begin preparing at least one year to nine months in advance of commencing Practicum.
  • All Practicum Application materials are to be completed digitally, utilizing the Pre-Practicum Resource Guide and Check-List, included below. 
  • Pre-Practicum Resource Guide and Check-List

Deadlines for Practicum Application

  • Spring Entry: September 15
  • Summer Entry: February 15
  • Fall Entry: April 15

General Clinical and Course Requirements

  • 800 total hours are required for CMHC and MCFC
    • At least 180 direct hours for MCFC Certificate - Marriage, Couple, and Family counseling students, or those working on a certificate or dual degree, will need 180 hours in a marriage and family setting
    • 10-15 hours per week; a total of 200 Practicum hours (40 direct, 160 indirect)
    • 20-25 hours per week; a total of 300 Internship I hours (120 direct, 180 indirect)
    • 20-25 hours per week; a total of 300 Internship II hours (120 direct, 180 indirect)
  • Dual Degree Students
    • Required to take one additional Internship
    • One 400 hour Internship in CMHC, one 400 hour Internship in MCFC, and one 400 hour Internship in CMHC/MCFC (completed during COUN 520)

Background Checks

  • Most sites will require some form of a background check that must be completed before final acceptance.
  • You are responsible for any costs related to a background check.
  • Stetson does not provide background checks for practicum or internship students.
  • Level I background check: FDLE Criminal History Information 
  • Locations for Level II background checks
    • DeLand Police Department
    • Sheriff's Department (Daytona Beach)
    • Local police department where the student resides