Family & Children’s Services values the future of mental healthcare and is committed to strengthening the skills of the next generation of professionals.

We partner with area universities to provide an array of undergraduate and graduate student internships or practicums in the fields of counseling, child trauma and mental health treatment for adults and children. Based on our core values of evidence-based treatments, service excellent and continuous learning and innovation, students can develop core competencies, clinical practice skills and professional confidence under the supportive supervision of experienced clinical supervisors with various specializations.


Interns are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the vast array of training and professional development opportunities our agency provides. If accepted into our high caliber, long-standing internship program, you will be expected to complete a minimum of 200 hours. Additionally, if accepted into the program, interns will need to provide a clear OSBI background check.


  • Be enrolled in a state/nationally approved Counseling Program (CACREP or CSWE approved) 
  • Be a graduating master’s level student  
  • Possess an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Interested in working for Family & Children’s Services in a clinical position upon graduation 
  • If employed, the student may only be employed part-time or affiliate  
  • Only receiving stipend/funding from Family and Children’s Services
  • Willing to contribute above basic school contract, not necessarily to exceed internship hours

For More Information

If you have questions about student opportunities at Family & Children’s Services, or if you have any issues with the application process,  please contact Kari Featherngill at  918.560.1132 or

Someone will contact you after you apply online.


Intern Application Due

Spring: November 1

Summer: March 1

Fall: May 1

After you apply, please email to confirm your application.

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All Masters-level interns must be enrolled in an accredited program (CACREP or CSWE) to be considered into the F&CS internship program. // DUE DATES Spring: November 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: May 1 \\ For the protection of our clients’ privacy, Family and Children’s Services does not employ or provide internships to clients that are currently receiving treatment at one of our facilities or who have had an immediate family member receive services at one of our facilities. A current client is defined as someone who is currently being treated or who has been treated within the last two years of therapeutic services. This does not include people who have attended our Family Life Education or Helping Children Cope with Divorce Classes. If you have been treated by our agency in the last two years, or have an immediate family member who has been treated in the last two years, please end the application process now. Thank you for your understanding.

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    Check the area(s) you're interested in working. For program descriptions, visit our website at Only Masters (M) programs are eligible for stipend consideration.

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Only Masters interns in their last semester are eligible to apply.

    This is for one semester. Intern must apply for an additional semester. Applicant must: Be enrolled in a state/nationally-approved counseling program (CACREP or CSWE approved) Be a second year (graduating) master’s intern Possess an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher Be interested in interning in an F&CS program that wants assistance in filling its vacancies by incentivizing potential new recruits – Child Abuse & Trauma Services, CrisisCare Center, Intake/Specialized Outpatient Services, COPES and PACT. DUE DATES Spring: November 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: May 1 You must complete the below stipend application AND the intern application.

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  • PREVIOUS EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree

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  • PREVIOUS EDUCATION: Masters Degree

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    By checking this box, I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I receive this stipend for one semester, I would have to reapply for a second semester. I also understand that if I receive the stipend but then terminate my internship early for any reason during a semester, I will be expected to repay a pro-rated amount reflective of the time remaining in that semester. I understand that I will be expected to provide 10 hours of face-to-face, direct client services each week once I have completed Relias and other required training. If an application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my applications or interview may result in my release. I also understand that if I receive this stipend, then upon graduation I must apply for employment with Family & Children’s Services (“F&CS”). F&CS will work with me to find available opportunities for employment within the agency that match my skills but I acknowledge that F&CS does not guarantee an offer of employment. If I am offered employment, I will commit back to F&CS six (6) months of full-time employment in exchange for every semester funded.