Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kansas City


Counseling Intern

Tracking Code200277 Job DescriptionThis internship is designed as a hands-on experience containing many intersecting points with students, faculty and staff. Counselor interns function as academic advisors, teachers, mental health Counselors, career Counselors, consultants, and student advocates. Counselors interns serve students individually through walk-in sessions, appointments, advising desk, telephone calls, e-mail and other distance-advising tools. As members of the professional Counseling Center team, Counselor interns have the opportunity to participate in and develop initiatives related to counseling and student engagement. Counselor interns can expect the Counselor Center team to be fully committed to engaging with interns and enhancing their professional development, counseling skills and growth.

Counseling interns work under the mentorship and supervision of a professional counselor. Mentors will maintain periodic contact with graduate program advisers or internship supervisors regarding intern progress. It is expected that graduate program advisers or internship supervisors will be accessible and actively engaged in communication with program mentors. While program flexibility does afford arrangement of a schedule that best matches the needs of both interns and the Counseling Center, a 7-10 month internship commitment (approximately 2 semesters) is requisite for all candidates, due to the extensive training required. Weekly hours and total program hours are based on those required by the intern's graduate program. This internship program does not provide a scholarship, stipend or salary; however, intern participation in college workshops/trainings and some counselor-related professional development activities may be financially supported by JCCC. It is expected that interns will operate in an ethical and professional manner and that they participate fully in all opportunities as reasonably agreed upon.

Interested candidates are expected to job shadow a member of the Intern Selection Committee prior to interviewing for the position. Upon receipt of a completed application for the position, candidates will be contacted to arrange a job shadowing experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation with application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Required Skills
- Current enrollment in a Counseling Master’s degree program that authorizes and recognizes this internship
- Knowledge of student development as it relates to a comprehensive community college, preferred

Required ExperienceBenefit Information:

Click here for a summary of our benefit information. If applying for an adjunct position, click here for a summary of our adjunct faculty compensation.

Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc) refer to the links on our Career page.

Job Location Overland Park, United StatesPosition TypeTemporary

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