School Counseling Internship

ABOUT PUC SCHOOLS COLLEGE COUNSELING PROGRAM

PUC Schools College Counseling Program provides a comprehensive, systematic developmental school counseling program to support all students’ academic, personal/social, and career needs.  PUC College Counselors are student advocates who work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure students are equipped with the knowledge and skills for career competiveness and higher education degree obtainment.  Through personal relationships, education, and data-driven practice, PUC Schools’ College Counselors help students maximize their academic achievement, and are equipped with information to make healthy and informed decisions.

PUC SCHOOLS COLLEGE COUNSELORS BELIEVE THAT

· Students are our highest priority
· It is important to focus on the whole child
· All students are unique; when they are given a safe, nurturing environment, they will succeed to their highest individual talent and potential
· All students have the right to individual student planning that addresses their goals in academic, career and personal/social development and are encouraged to pursue their options
· All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, or sexual differences or special needs should be considered in planning and implementing the school counseling and student support program
· School counselors are advocates and catalysts for every student and foster student connectedness with students, staff, and families
· The values of honesty, respect, and responsibility are fundamental; every student has the right to be heard and treated with dignity
· All students have the right to a school counselor who is accessible and who collaborates with other educators, student support staff, families, and the community in a timely and effective manner

THE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

PUC Schools’ School Counseling Internship program is designed to promote the development and enhancement of school counseling training and professional development.  With the support of Pupil Personal Services (PPS) credentialed school counselor supervisors, and PUC Home Office Counseling Team, school counseling intern receive fieldwork experience that is American School Counseling Association (ASCA) aligned, to help meet their graduate program requirements, as well as gain valuable counseling experiences.

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Some experiences that PUC Schools School Counseling interns can expect include:

  • Academic, Personal/Social and Career counseling via:
    • Individual meetings
    • Group counseling sessions
    • Classroom guidance lesson delivery
    • Parent communication: Meetings, Presentations, Phone Calls, Etc.
    • Planning Time: Research and preparation for events, presentations, Etc.
    • Data retrieving and analysis
    • Professional development at high school site and PUC home office level (monthly PUC-wide team meetings)
    • Supervision reflections and planning meetings weekly
    • Consultation with administration and teachers

DESIRED INTERN SKILLS

  • Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively and interact effectively with different audiences.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties
  • Deal with obstacles and constrains positively
  • Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation and relationships with others.
  • An understanding of ethical and legal standards
  • Highly desirable: provide bilingual counseling services (Spanish-English)

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate school program for a PPS Credential in School Counseling

FIELDWORK HOURS

  • Earn graduate program fieldwork hours/counseling experience under the supervision of a PPS Credentialed PUC Schools’ College Counselor
  • Fieldwork hours schedule must be approved by College Counselor, School Site Supervisor

This is an unpaid internship position.

APPLYING

Interested candidates must submit a completed PUC Volunteer Application, resume and cover letter. Please submit the documents using the form below.

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It is PUC Schools policy to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

Thank you for your interest in PUC Schools’ School Counseling Internship program!

For inquiries, please contact Nicole Murphy, Director of College Access & Financial Aid, at n.murphy@pucnational.org.