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Practicum and Internship

CED 690 Practicum Information (On Campus)

The on campus practicum takes place in the Center for Community Counseling & Development​ within the Educational Health Services Building providing counseling services for community residents, area school students, and Central Michigan University students. Each section is limited to six spots and an application is required.

Application Deadline:
Fall semester: March 1
Spring semester: October 1
Summer semester: February 1 


Beginning Fall 2018, it is recommended that on campus students secure their own off-site practicum placement in addition to their hours in the CCCD. An Site Approval Application must be submitted prior to the start of their semester in order to accrue hours at an off-site placement. 


Application Deadline: Applications are due the semester prior to registration. Application approval and obtaining a fully signed Affiliation Agreement between CMU and your site can sometimes take several weeks. Please plan accordingly. 

CED 691 Internship Information (On Campus & Off Campus)


Application Deadline: Applications are due the semester prior to registration. Application approval and obtaining a fully signed Affiliation Agreement between CMU and your site can sometimes take several weeks. Please plan accordingly. 

Effective Fall 2018. The Counseling Program faculty have made changes to how students register and progress through CED 691: Internship. The students may only register for three (3) credits of internship in any one semester. While internship is often completed in two (2) semesters, some students take three (3) or more semesters to accrue the required 600-hours (240 direct client hours, 90 supervision hours, and 270 indirect/administrative hours). Students must complete 600 internship clinical hours AND a minimum of 6-credits.

 Here are the specifics:

  • In every semester that a student is accruing internship hours, the student must re-enroll and pay for additional credits. A student may not accrue internship hours without being enrolled.
  • For Semester 1 and Semester 2 of internship, students should register for three (3) credits each. For any semester beyond two, the student should enroll in one (1) credit hour.
    Please note: If the student has not accrued the required 600-hours after 6 credits, the student will be required to register for an additional credit each semester. If the student registers for more than 6-credits, the additional credits will not count towards the final degree program. For example, the additional 3-credits would not count in place of an elective or any other required course.
  • Students must attend CED 691: Internship class and satisfy any site requirements while they are enrolled in the course.
  • The 300 hours per semester includes approximately 120 direct client contact hours, 135 administrative hours, and 45 hours of supervision.
  • If the student accrues more than 300 hours in one semester, the student may carry over the remaining number of hours into the following semester.
  • If a student accrues less than 300 hours in one semester, the student should continue to accrue hours to make up the deficit in the following semester; however, the student should still re-register for another three (3) credits for the second semester.
  • CED 691: Internship is a credit/no credit course (CR/NC).
  • Student interns are not able to accrue hours over winter break, or any other break between semesters (e.g., between Spring & Summer I), when there is no instructor-of-record assigned. During any accrued hours, students must ensure that their site supervisors are willing and able to supervise them during any university breaks (e.g., Spring Break).
  • Global Campus Students are able to register and complete all six (6) credits within one semester. If there is an instance when hours are not completed in one semester, students must re-register for an additional credit during the semester in which they will complete their hours requirement. If the student registers for more than 6-credits, the additional credits will not count towards the final degree program. For example, the additional credits would not count in place of an elective or any other required course.



Internship Final Evaluation.pdf

Recent Counseling Practicum/Internship Site List

All Internship Sites.pdf




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