Mental Health Intern - Outpatient Psychiatry North East Drive

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p


The Academic Practice Division of Penn State Health seeks a full-time, mental health intern. The Internship program is a two-year (24 month) clinical program designed to provide post master’s candidates education and clinical training while gaining supervised clinical hours to become licensed eligible towards LCSW/LPC. As part of their training, the candidate will provide direct clinical care to a diverse population of individuals, families and groups consisting of care assessments, therapy and consultation under the supervision of a licensed supervisor.


A Master's degree in Social Work or related discipline is required. Preference is given to candidates who have experience in the mental health field. 

Minimum one (1) year of experience in the treatment of psychiatric patients.


Preference is given to candidates who have experience in the mental health field. 

Experience with conducting individual therapy sessions.


Conduct psychological therapeutic services with skills in family therapy, martial therapy, and group.

Ability to utilize de-escalation skills and assess the suicidal risk of patients.

The ability to utilize technology to conduct successful telehealth visits.


Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community. 

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained