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Psychological Consultation Center Internship 

Location Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  


Successful applicants will become members of the Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center (PCC) in a "clinical intern" capacity. The PCC is a group of Psychologists and supporting staff who conduct a wide variety of psychological assessment and consultation with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. In this undergraduate internship, interns will work with PCC clients administering and scoring testing protocol primarily for those suspected of having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This work is supervised through individualized instruction and interns will be given opportunities to further study areas related to their work with the clients and to observe Psychologists in their other daily work.

By the end of this unpaid volunteer experience, interns will have administered a number of psychological tests to a wide age-range of clients and will better understand the fundamental elements of psychological testing and measurement. Interns will also have the opportunity to work closely with practicing Psychologists including involvement in psychological consultations and evaluations within the clinical setting.


We require a four (4) month commitment for eight (8) to twelve (12) hours per week minimum (minimum total hours required is 130). Hours required per week must be worked in full days, up to eight (8) working hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm). In certain circumstances, we may consider half days of no less than five (5) hour time blocks of: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm or 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. We offer on-going volunteer internship positions available for various times of the year (please apply during the appropriate deadline associated to your desired internship commitment). See requirements section of this posting for specific time frames.

Position Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Psychology Major required.
  • We will not accept MA level applicants for this internship - this is an undergrad internship only.
  • Lower level courses in psychology required, Upper level courses required in abnormal, development, statistics, & research are also required. Courses in testing, psychological consultation, and/or personality are preferred.
  • A Senior or Junior level standing is required, we may also consider individuals who have recently (not more than 6 months generally) completed and graduated with their undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Application Procedure:

Applications and resumes are accepted online by applying for this job posting and will only be processed during the time frame when Pine Rest is accepting online applications for the deadlines outlined below. Please only apply if you are certain you can commit to the dates associated with your desired internship timeline (listed below). We also require you to complete a supplemental hard copy application for this position and that application will be emailed to you once you complete your online application, upload your resume and are deemed a qualified applicant for the position.

In order to be processed, all materials (including the supplemental hard copy application) need to be received by Pine Rest no later than the 15th of the deadline month. Please submit all information as soon as possible to help avoid delays or application rejection. Once your materials are reviewed, we will conduct a phone interview. Qualified and selected candidates will then be invited to a mandatory group interview and candidates will then be notified of their status the following week.

Current Internship Commitment Dates/Options: ** Please note these dates may be subject to change, if necessary.**

  • January 01 – April 30
  • March 01 – June 30
  • May 01 – August 31
  • July 01 – October 31
  • September 01 – December 31
  • November 01 – February 28/29

Pine Rest is an EOE

About the Organization Pine Rest is a nonprofit, free standing, behavioral health system founded in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This comprehensive behavioral health center, coupled with the Pine Rest network of 18 outpatient clinics and satellite offices in Michigan and Iowa, provide individualized and group therapy for people of all ages and all levels of need. Pine Rest clinicians offer therapeutic services in behavioral health for people of all ages and all levels of need across the continuum of care within a Christian framework.

Pine Rest has a 198-bed inpatient hospital program with a 36-bed child and adolescent inpatient and a large partial hospital program for adolescents. Additionally, Pine Rest has many inpatient services for adults, including: four 22-bed adult inpatient units each designed for a different level of acuity, a 22-bed co-occurring substance use disorder adult inpatient unit, a large adult partial hospital program, and a 26-bed older adult inpatient unit.

The Pine Rest Community and Residential Services Division also provides a wide array of services. With over 220 residential beds across a variety of programs, including treatment for substance use disorders, homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disorders, adults with mental illness, and a program for youth aged 11-18 with extensive trauma histories focusing on trauma treatment and life skills programming.

The Pine Rest Behavioral Health Solutions Division partners with behavioral health and medical organizations to increase access to psychiatry services and to provide a continuum of behavioral health and telepsychiatry services throughout many communities across the State of Michigan.

Number of Openings 12  
EOE Statement Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with the following:

Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified individuals with disabilities
from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship to the employer. Section 503 also requires that Federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level.

The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, prohibits
employment discrimination against, and requires affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance in
employment, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (i.e., within three years of discharge or release from active duty), active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.

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