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This Practicum and Internship page contains resources and guidelines for completing applied clinical education activities within the Masters of Science (School Counseling and Guidance (SCG), and Mental Health Counseling (MHC), and Masters of Arts (Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling CRC) program.

Practicum and Internship Overview (MS/MA)

Clinicial Documentation Due Dates 2019-2020

UDC Practicum and Internship Events

DC Public School System


Alumni who have graduated and are applying for licensure will require a letter stating that the clinical components of the program have been completed. If you require a licensure letter, please email the Clinical Coordinator at with your request.

For DC/MD/VA Registered Interns, the licensure letter will be sent directly to:

The District of Columbia:

P.O. BOX 37802 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20013


Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Attn: Anna Sullivan, Licensing Administrator
4201 Patterson Avenue, Suite 316 Baltimore, MD 21215


Virginia Department of Health Positions
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

If you require a letter for an employer or out-of-state board, please list their address in your request.

How do I know which classes I need to take before I complete my practicum or internship?

You can find the internship prerequisites classes on the P&I Overview Page and in your handbook.

Do I need to have my site confirmed when I submit my application?

Yes, for Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Your site placements are set up like a job interview. Select the sites you are interested in, and make an appointment to meet with the site supervisor. No, for School Counseling students. Please submit your requests for sites on your application. The P&I team works with the DC Public Schools, and other sites as available to make your placement.

If I stay at the same site for another semester, do I need to submit new paperwork?

Yes, check the deadlines and due dates for more information. In your follow-up semester(s), there are several documents you need to resubmit or update.

How do MHC and CRC students find placements?

Placements are similar to a job search process. Active sites are provided in your manual. Inactive or remote sites will need to go through site development (see below). Around the time your turn in your application (or earlier) and with approval from your advisor, you will want to contact the site hosts of the places that you are interested in working to arrange for an interview. You may let them know you are interested and ask for a tour to get a better idea of the environment and goodness of fit. They may require a resume and/or formal interview and will make the determination of whether they accept you or not.

What if I want to complete my clinical experience at a site that is inactive or outside of the DMV area?

You will need to devote more time to the process as we will need to talk to the site host and approve the site before the semester begins. You are encouraged to review and have your potential site host read the Site Development documentation. They will need to complete the Site Information Form and make arrangements for a site visit either in person or via telephone.

Who do I contact if I could not find an answer to my question?

Feel free to contact Dr. Ceymone Dyce, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator of Counseling Area Programs