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Offering one of the best internship programs in the country, we provide outstanding clinical training to future mental health professionals. Internship opportunities are available to students ranging from undergraduates to doctoral levels pursuing studies in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, counseling, business, research, communications, computers, and related fields.
We have part-time, non-paid placement opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students who want to gain direct experience in their select field. The majority of internships are between 10 and 20 hours per week and run from fall through spring or summer. Limited summer or full-year internships may be available. Students who are bilingual in English and Spanish are eligible for the Bilingual Internship Program and a monthly prorated stipend.
Please review the programs below. When you are ready to apply, click on the application link in any program description and you will be able to choose all the programs you want to receive your application.
Adult, Child and Family Counseling Centers – The Adult, Child & Family Counseling Centers are outpatient teams that provide services to a diverse lifespan population and have a mix of multidisciplinary staff. Services provided include assessment, diagnosis, individual adult and individual child therapy, family and group therapies and work with schools and other agencies serving children and families.
Assertive Community Treatment – Provide specialized support including community outreach to adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are often difficult to engage in treatment, some of whom are court-ordered for treatment.
Aurora Center for Life Skills – Provide adapted treatment for adults having a mental illness and developmental disability. The student will engage in case management, individual and group therapies (including DBT), case consultations, intakes and treatment planning.
Aurora Strong Resilience Center – Community resilience development as well as post-trauma support for individuals using strengths-based, solution-focused therapy.
Aurora Youth Options – Prevention program screens youth for individual strengths and interests, links them to community resources and provides academic tutoring, mentoring and additional support as needed.
Chambers Hope, Health and Wellness Center – Serves adults in a primary care integrated healthcare setting. The student will serve as a Behavioral Health Provider; some clients served are Spanish-speaking.
Community Living Program – An adult intensive services team providing a high-frequency of services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
Connect to Care (C2C) – Connect to Care provides initial screening and interventions for those seeking mental health services at AuMHC. Children and adults of all ages come into this counseling clinic and are able to receive services in flexible ways that meet their current preferences and needs.
Crisis Services – A crisis response system with a range of services and sites.
Early Childhood and Family Center – Provides counseling services to children birth to age six and their families.
Fostering Healthy Futures – Provides children who are in an out-of-home placement the tools they need for positive development.
Hampden Academy – Day treatment program for adolescents ages 13-18 who are unable to function in a regular classroom setting. Clients receive individual, family, and group therapies while attending the day treatment program.
Homeless Services – Provides intensive clinical case management and mental health services to indigent and homeless adults in Aurora. The student will assist clients with benefits acquisition, linkage to medical care, vocational training, and housing support.
Metro Children’s Center – Day treatment program serving children from ages 7-13. Clients receive individual, family, and group therapies while attending the day treatment program.
Older Adult Counseling Center – Services for adults ages 55 and older provides student intern training that meets the Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology.
Southeast Adult Counseling Center -This program is a comprehensive outpatient clinic serving adults between the ages of 18 and 55 The Southeast Team provides mental health treatment and education to individuals, couples and adult members of families who are seeking help for a wide variety of mental health diagnoses and concerns.
Pre-Doctoral, APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Program
The mission of the AuMHC pre-doctoral internship program is to provide psychology trainees with effective clinical training in the assessment and treatment of underserved populations within a community mental health setting. Located in Aurora, CO, one of the most diverse cities per capita in the United States, our large community mental health center provides services that address a wide range of mental health problems with a client population that includes children, adolescents, adults, and families. The diversity of the Center’s client population is underscored by our close affiliation with the Aurora-based Asian Pacific Development Center and the Colorado Refugee Wellness Center. The program has been fully accredited since 1990 by the American Psychological Association. For more information, please click here.
Aurora Mental Health Center offers a full-time post-doctoral residency program in Clinical Psychology. The primary goals of the program are to help early career psychologists develop advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of a diagnostically and culturally diverse client population; meet all of the supervisory and clinical requirements for licensure eligibility in Colorado; and to solidify their professional identity and be prepared to function in leadership roles as clinical psychologists within community health settings. There are a variety of clinical populations with which residents may work, from pre-school children to older adults, refugees, medical patients in integrated care settings, developmentally disabled mentally ill adults, children in school settings, and individuals, families, and groups in multidisciplinary outpatient clinics. Residents select a primary placement for 12 months and two six-month minor rotations. Please see the brochure for a complete description of the program and its application requirements and procedure.