Counseling Intern Program

Atlantic Street Center’s Counseling Internships provide invaluable behavioral health training for interns who are looking for a dynamic and diverse working environment.  Our interns are working on the front lines with children, youth and their families to help them challenge systemic inequity and build resilience and independence. In addition, Atlantic Street Center offers the following to our interns:

  • The opportunity to provide essential behavioral health, advocacy and case management services to under-served children and families in Seattle/King County at a social justice oriented agency.
  • Comprehensive orientation/training regarding the agency’s therapeutic orientations, policies and procedures.
  • Weekly supervision with a licensed, Washington State-approved Clinical Supervisor.
  • Bi-monthly peer consult group where interns give and receive feedback regarding therapeutic interventions and strategies.
  • Ongoing in-service trainings, including an online Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training.
  • Membership in a cohort of interns who can offer camaraderie and support.
  • Access to full-time therapists who are happy to share their vast knowledge and experience with our interns.
  • An environment where co-collaborative learning is valued.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with others in the community who may be serving the participants and their families in order to provide comprehensive care.
  • A chance to develop and implement groups in schools or at the agency.

We have relationships with and have had interns from many local Master’s programs at Atlantic Street Center, including Antioch University’s Child & Family Therapy and Art Therapy programs, University of Washington’s MSW program, various MA programs at Seattle University, The Seattle School’s MA in Counseling program, Bastyr University’s MA in Counseling Psychology Program, the City University of Seattle MA in Counseling program, and LIOS’ Counseling Psychology program, among others.

Atlantic Street Center seeks out interns who are passionate about working in a community-based behavioral health setting and who are equipped to jump into the front lines with our participants and our families. We are looking for interns who are:

  • Working towards increased cultural and identity awareness
  • Aware of countertransference and transference issues and impact on therapeutic process
  • Willing to navigate complex systems
  • Eager to be challenged; strong under pressure
  • Learners looking for feedback; always looking to grow
  • Creative
  • Flexible
  • Initiative-takers
  • Organized

To apply, please download and complete our Internship Application, and submit it with a resume and cover letter by email to, or by fax to (206) 726-8564, ATTN: Internship Coordinator.

For more information on our Counseling Internship Program, please contact Paula Womack, Internship Coordinator, at 206-329-2050.

Gabriel MathewsCounseling Intern Program