Internships

Interested in an internship with Cedarwood? We are currently taking applications for 2023

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Cedarwood offers online internship opportunities for students enrolled in accredited Masters-level programs, such as MEd, MC, and advanced MSW degrees. Our supervision meets requirements for registration with provincial bodies including the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and BC College of Social Workers.

Successful applicants demonstrate a background of education, experience, and interest reflecting a commitment to personal growth and community service. At least one year of paid, full-time experience in social services, education, healthcare or government is required. Substantive volunteer effort in the areas of community development and organization or charitable service will also be considered. Consistent with our mandate for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), we value the importance of lived experience, and will treat substantive involvement with one’s community as equivalent. 

Students should carefully review their practicum requirements to ensure Cedarwood can meet these. Attention should be paid to eligibility of online sessions as counting for direct contact hours — some programs require in-person contact, which cannot be fulfilled by our internship program. 

We offer a weekly online Positive Psychology group, facilitated by interns. Applicants are expected to be open to group facilitation, and prepared to co-facilitate this group throughout the duration of an internship. (If you’re planning on applying, we highly recommend attending a couple of sessions.)

To complete online sessions, interns need to have reliable and predictable access to a quiet, dedicated, and tastefully-decorated space in which to see clients online. A professional AV setup, including high-speed internet and quality webcam and microphone is also required.

At completion of their placement, interns who meet benchmarks for client satisfaction, ethics and good practice are offered the opportunity to join Cedarwood. As such, we request that applicants be open to committing to us for a minimum of three years — about one for the placement, and two for professional-level practice.

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Please attach an up-to-date résumé in PDF or docx format.