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Master’s Level Therapy Clinical Practicum

Are you enrolled in an M.A. program for marriage and family therapy or clinical counseling, or are you pursuing a master’s in social work? Looking for a clinical practicum site to complete your therapy hours? Fraser offers a supportive, education-focused environment to complete your clinical hours.

At Fraser, your clinical therapy practicum focuses on infants up to age 18. You may participate in assessments, day treatment and individual or family outpatient services.

At Fraser, the children and teens are struggling with emotional and behavioral needs that interfere with their development and relationships. Clients may also have an autism diagnosis or other neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause mild to severe difficulties with communication, learning, behavior and interaction.

A Typical Master’s Level Clinical Internship could include:
  • Participating and/or co-leading preschool day treatment activities, including group therapy, group routines and activities, crisis interventions and parent contact
  • Providing individual, family and group therapy and/or skills training to clients
  • Observe and participate in diagnostic assessments
  • Participate, support and maintain documentation
  • Care coordination for assigned clients
  • Attend clinical staff meetings following internship requirements
  • Perform clinical responsibilities as directed for internship
  • Provide/coordinate assessments and collect data to monitor the progress of clients, as directed by supervisor or required for internship

At Fraser, we use a wide variety of evidence-based interventions. We encourage interns to consult and collaborate with other Fraser professionals, as well as with those in outside community agencies. This is an unpaid position.

Additional Information and Requirements:
  • You should apply between December and March.
  • Start program in the fall (i.e., apply January and start placement around Labor Day). Please note we do NOT make exceptions to the start date, and we don’t offer summer start dates.
  • Internship locations are determined based on openings and the availability of supervisors. Fraser offers services in Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Richfield and Woodbury.
  • You must be able to have availability 16 to 24 hours per week for 9 to 12 months.
  • Fraser accepts around eight students each year.

You must APPLY by clicking here. If you don’t include the following documents, you won’t be considered.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Practicum/internship requirements
Master of Social Work Matching Program

If you are a master-level social work student, your university may already have an agreement in place with Fraser. The below schools are a part of the MSW matching program. Please check with your university to learn more about the matching process and timeline. Typically, social work students tell their school about their interest, and don’t contact Fraser directly. Students interview around February/March and start around Labor Day.

  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of St. Catherine
  • Augsburg University
  • University of Minnesota
  • St. Mary’s University

Questions? Reach out to us at staffing@fraser.org