Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Student Internship

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SBH) welcomes both on-campus and online students to join a prominent provider in Integrated Behavioral Health Services. This is your opportunity to embark on a learning experience at one of our various locations statewide. SBH offers unpaid internship opportunities for individuals whose degree program requires an internship throughout the spring, summer, and fall terms. Guided by our licensed professionals you will gain and cultivate skills and knowledge in a multidisciplinary setting. This invaluable hands-on experience will empower you to become an effective contributor within your community and workplace.

Current & Future Employment Advantages:

Before, during and after internship you are able to start your career journey with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. SB&H offers the ability to work and intern at the same time! Current employees receive additional benefit options like tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, most partnered school discount options, and much more.

Learning Experience:

  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Co-facilitate therapy & skill groups
  • Perform documentation of services
  • Provide case management services
  • Complete assessments & treatment plans
  • Serve as an active member of your clinical team
  • Participate in actives related to your education plan
  • Participate in Counseling Services (for graduate students only)
    • All duties performed under direct supervision

Member Population:

  • K-12
  • Adults
  • Families

Field Placement Program Options:

  • School Based Setting (K-12)
  • Substance Abuse Services (Adults)
  • Licensed Inpatient Facilities (Adults)
  • Community Living Residential (SMI Adults)
  • Prevention Program (children, adolescent, adults, and families)
  • Integrated Care Outpatient Clinics (children, adolescent, adults, and families)

Location Options:

  • Phoenix Metropolitan Area (East, Central and West Valley)
  • Northern Arizona (Flagstaff, Payson & Prescott Valley)
  • Mohave County (Bullhead City, Kingman & Lake Havasu City)


  • School-based Counseling
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Prevention
  • Outpatient & Day Treatment
  • Community Outreach
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Inpatient Crisis
  • Substance Abuse & Opioid Clinical Services
  • Community Living Residential & Housing Service

Benefits, Culture & Development:

  • Field placement hours are flexible according to your availability.
  • Internships are offered at all SBH sites during the spring, summer, and fall.
  • SBH supports students in different grant programs.
  • Trainings on case management, crisis intervention, activity planning and implementation, individual and/or group counseling services.
  • Staff and interns reflect the culture and diversity of the communities we serve.
  • Caring professionals are here to support you personally and professionally.
  • Explore new areas that help build current skills and future growth.

Requirements and Expectations:

  • Degree program must require an internship and qualify for credit hours.

  • Be currently attending or enrolled in an approved college or university.

  • Adhere to agency work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional behavior
  • Student is expected to self-manage school requirements.
  • Adhere to work at the direction of their SBH supervisor.
  • Some interns must be able to attend SBH required trainings (trainings are 1-2 weeks; during normal business hours)

Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (some require at least 21 years of age)
  • Pass Background check and Drug test
  • Must have/obtain Fingerprint Clearance Card (not paid my SBH)
  • Physical and TB test may be required at some locations

Questions: Please email careers@SBHSERVICES.ORG with your inquiry, area of interest and current resume.

Please note this internship description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for each placement. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.