Clinical Program Intern - Youth & Family Services

7025 W Emerald St, Boise

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Position Description

Who You Are: You are a 2nd or 3rd year masters student interested in gaining and applying clinical knowledge and expertise in treating trauma and trauma-related symptomology in youth and young adults. You are interested in learning how to identify and use client strengths and needs to drive ethical and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of various mental health disorders using evidence based and best-practice guidelines and interventions. You are interested in becoming a skilled clinician in diagnostic utilizing DSM V and will be seeking employment in a clinical setting post-graduation.  You are a self-motivated and lifelong learner.

NOTE: this position is intended for Spring 2023

As an intern, you will enjoy a service opportunity where Relationships are the foundation, where we are all Committed to the same mission, where Growth is always possible, where we are all treated with and show Compassion, where trust guides us to Transparency and above all, where Joy sustains us.

What You Will Do: Clinical Program Intern will:

·         Complete a comprehensive diagnostic assessment for each client in service

·         Identify and use clients strengths and needs using a CANS assessment

·         Use the results of CANS assessments to drive treatment plan

·         Utilize evidence-based interventions specific to clients diagnosis

·         Document weekly sessions, complete required assessments and paperwork in timely fashion

·         Gain experience in various settings to apply to your professional growth (e.g., individual, group, family counseling; case management)

·         Collaborate with other IYR staff and community partners to coordinate services for client and families

·         Attend weekly team meetings

·         Participate in trainings and supervision sessions

Clinical Program Intern will need:               

  • To be able to keep up with physical demands that, depending on the internship setting, would include recreational and community work situations
What We Offer Back: Every intern contributes to the success of our mission. You can proudly tell your friends and family that every hour you spend serving with us helps provide accessible services to Idaho’s youth who need it most. You’ll also receive an awesome discount in our thrift stores, and serve in a caring and compassionate environment, where we are better together. You will receive supervision from a Licensed Clinical Supervisor with the State of Idaho as well as be able to learn from an variety of experienced professionals

Why Unite With Us:  The Idaho Youth Ranch is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in the state of Idaho. Volunteers help move our mission forward. We unite for Idaho’s youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing and resilience.  


  • Weekly (Monday – Sunday)
  • 1-8 hr shifts (after school sessions required, some weekends may be available)
  • 1-7x a week (Depends on practicum requirements)
  • Can accommodate Summer, Fall or Spring internships

How: In order to be considered for this internship, you will need to:

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Be in a Masters of Social Work or Counseling program
  • Have a valid, state issued driver’s license.
  • Submit application and resume
  • Submit to a criminal background check and pre-service drug/alcohol screening
  • Complete interview
  • Comply with all Idaho Youth Ranch Volunteer Policies and Procedure

Type: Intern