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"Education May Open Doors, But Experience Gets You In."


Open Sky is committed to providing opportunities for students to gain meaningful experience through a variety of internship opportunities. Experiences range from an introductory 10 hour observation through full time year-long internships. The primary goal of the internship program is to provide the student with real world learning experiences.


Community Service Learners are introduced to the human service field with an 8-20 hour learning experience. Students are able to observe and participate in groups and milieu activities.


Associate/Bachelor Level training focuses on milieu therapy, skills groups and introduction to various individuals with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities. A minimum of 8 hours/week is expected at the undergraduate level.


Master Level internships are designed to provide students with a more intensive experience in milieu treatment, individual therapy, family and group therapy, clinical consultation, treatment planning, clinical documentation, individual and group clinical supervision, crisis intervention, case management, and collaboration with the greater mental health provider system. A minimum of 12 hours/week for 9 months is expected for Master Level placements.


In addition, Evidence-Based Practice Models have been implemented throughout the agency, providing students with the opportunity to focus on a specific model of treatment. These include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Supported Education & Employment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Restructuring for Psychosis, and Wraparound, among others.  See Info for Professionals for more information. Interns are eligible to attend professional development trainings offered by The Bridge Training Institute. Click here to view the current workshop listing.


CLICK HERE to learn about Internship opportunities at Open Sky!