Aurora Mental Health Center offers one of the best internship programs in the country, providing outstanding clinical training to future mental health professionals. Our internships open the door to exciting career opportunities. Interns range from undergraduate students to those at doctoral levels, pursuing psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, counseling, business, research, communications, computers, and related fields.

We offer part-time, non-paid placement opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students who want to gain direct experience in their select field. Internships are between 10 and 20 hours per week and generally run from fall through spring or summer with 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.

For undergrad students, we offer internships with our Aurora Youth Options, Hampden Academy, Homeless Services, and Metro Children’s Center programs. Before applying, please check program availability.

Graduate students, please review the following program groups and apply when ready. You can choose as many programs as you like in the application process.

Doctoral, APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Program

The mission of our 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 our Aurora-based Asian Pacific Development Center and Colorado Refugee Wellness Center. The program has been fully accredited since 2000 by the American Psychological Association. For more information, please click here.

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Program

Our private non-profit agency, located in Aurora, Colorado, has been caring for the Aurora community since 1975. We served 20,000 clients last year, ranging in age from infancy to over age 90. These services take place in outpatient clinics, schools, medical clinics, hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout our catchment area.

The fellowship program offers two different tracks with one position in each track. Please see the brochure for a complete description of the program and its application requirements and procedure.

Student Training

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns about our internships.