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Compton college counseling internship (3CI) Program

The Counseling Department at Compton College is pleased to share we will be accepting applications for Counseling Internships for the Fall 2021 academic semester.   

Counseling Internship Program 

The Compton College Counseling Internship(C3I) Program is designed to support interns by helping them prepare for a counseling role at the community college. Interns will practice cultural competence and holistic counseling, such as counseling philosophy, teaching pedagogy, and career development. The C3I Program is committed to growing and developing candidates who will be a guiding force for our diverse student population. Our program is aligned with the Compton College Vision, Mission, and Strategic Initiatives that support the success of all students.

Under the direction of the Dean and working closely with full-time counselors, interns will provide counseling, career guidance and advisement services for students to help them determine their educational, career technical education (CTE), and personal goals. Interns will help students to identify, mitigate and/or remove whatever factors exist as impediments to possible success in the areas of academic, CTE, and/or personal achievement. 

Duties

The 3CI Program is unpaid and focuses on counseling at the community college level. Program commitments and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in providing academic, career and social counseling to a diverse community college student population.
  • Participate in registration, student orientation sessions, classroom presentations, assessment interpretations, early alert, and outreach activities.
  • Provide information and referrals to programs and services such as, but not limited to: student athletes, EOPS/CARE, SRC, and CalWORKs.
  • Participate in counseling faculty responsibilities including meetings, committee work, and professional development.
  • Other counseling duties assigned as related to the accomplishment of a program or activities.

The Eligibility of Counseling Internships

Please understand that due to staffing demands and responsibilities, Compton College may only be able to accommodate a maximum number of interns in Fall semester (16-weeks). However, depending on the semester and workloads within the college, there is the possibility of not being able to accommodate any interns during any given semester.

Eligibility

Compton College accepts Graduate students that are currently registered or have completed a degree from an accredited college or university in the following areas: master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling, OR the equivalent.  

  • If a candidate is currently pursuing a degree, they must meet one of the following requirements by the start date of the counseling internship program;
    • Enrolled in a graduate level course(s) at an accredited college or university that requires an internship/field work/field study/practicum;
    • Completed first year of counseling program and enrolled for the following term;
    • Recommend that counseling theories course requirement is met.
  • Compton College strongly prefers candidates that are pursuing a career in higher education counseling, preferably at a community college.
  • The role of an intern varies based on the area of focus (e.g. General Counseling, Transfer Counseling, etc.). The college will work with the institution from which the student is attending regarding the experience/role required for the internship as it relates to the job description published by the college.
  • Compton College will determine the number of interns that it can accommodate per semester based on resources available to accommodate the needs of the internship.

Information Session

We will highlight our Compton College Counseling Internship Program for Fall 2021. Participants will be able to ask our counselors questions about the role and experience. We highly encourage students who are interested in the community college setting to attend for a better understanding of the counseling intern role.

RSVP: COMING SOON
Zoom Information Session Link: COMING SOON

Application

The application will require the following documents:

Eligibility

  • Compton College accepts graduate students that are currently registered or have completed a degree from an accredited college or university in the following areas:
  • Master's degree in counseling rehabilitation, counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling, OR the equivalent.
  • If a candidate is currently pursuing a degree, they must meet one of the following requirements by the start date of the counseling internship program:
  • Enrolled in a graduate level course(s) at an accredited college or university that requires an internship/field work/field study/practicum
  • Completed first year of counseling program and enrolled for the following term
  • Recommend that counseling theories course requirement is met
  • Compton College strongly prefers candidates that are pursuing a career in higher education counseling, preferably at a community college.
  • The role of an intern varies based on the area of focus (e.g., General Counseling, Transfer Counseling, etc.). The college will work with the institution from which the student is attending regarding the experience/role required for the internship as it relates to the job description published by the college.
  • Compton College will determine the number of interns that it can accommodate per semester based on resources available to accommodate the needs of the internship.

Use this link to submit your application: COMING SOON

Please email counselinginternships@compton.edu if you have any questions.

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