Interning at CTRAC was an amazing opportunity – the unique clinical experiences they provide to undergraduate students helped me grow and develop both personally and professionally!
Get Involved Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Undergraduate Student Internship
- Each semester we offer four to five internship positions to undergraduate students.
- This internship site provides experience with trauma and resilience assessments with youth ages 4-17 who have experienced complex trauma.
- Student interns are critical members of the CTRAC team, hold significant responsibilities, and will come into contact/work with youth, families, CSU faculty and staff, graduate, and undergraduate students.
- Interns will gain professional skills and development, including professionalism with CSU colleagues and community members, organizational skills, case record keeping, written, and oral communication, & experience with children, adolescents, families, and the various agencies involved with them.
- Interns will also learn the best practices in trauma-informed care and an understanding of assessing and treating complex trauma from a systemic and therapeutic lens.
- Interns must be available all day Fridays (8 a.m. – 4 p.m).
- Undergraduate students in the following departments are encouraged to apply if interested in the CTRAC undergraduate internship position:
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Social Work
- If you would like to apply for the undergraduate internship, please contact your department internship professor/adviser to discuss credit opportunities and next steps for application.
- Summer and Fall prospective interns: We schedule interviews at the end of April.
- Spring prospective interns: We schedule interviews in November.
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Undergraduate Research Assistants
- Depending on the semester, CTRAC offers one to two undergraduate research assistantships.
- Undergraduate RAs primarily complete behind-the-scenes tasks related to research and data collection, with fewer responsibilities and clinical contact than CTRAC interns.
- Great opportunity if you are interested in gaining valuable research experience in a clinical setting.
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Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Student Rotation
- We are a clinical rotation for the marriage and family therapy graduate students who are part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
- MFT graduate students are required to complete one semester working as a secondary clinician with CTRAC where they gain valuable clinical skills such as:
- Administering cognitive screens and surveys
- Participating in the psychosocial interview
- Developing the ability to write the psychosocial summaries for reports
- Participating in family/professional debrief meetings
- Gaining a thorough understanding of legal and ethical issues within CTRAC
- Understanding the difference between assessment and therapy
- Developing a basic knowledge and understanding of complex trauma, trauma-informed care, and managing secondary trauma
- Students who excel in their clinical rotation have the opportunity to be invited to stay on the team (as time allows) to develop skills in how to lead assessments and write assessment reports.
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We are not accepting volunteers at this time.