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Psychology Undergraduate Internship 

Location Pella, Iowa  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Psychological Consultation Services (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services) at the Pella Clinic! We are proud to offer an advanced, hands on, and experiential internship to upper class undergraduate psychology, sociology, and social services majors. During this internship, you will administer and score a variety of psychological tests assessing a variety of psychological problems including intellectual disability, ADHD, mood disorders, personality disorders, and learning disorders. You will have the opportunity to work directly with clients and be able to begin to develop diagnostic skills, interpretation skills, and report writing skills. Our clinic is open on Friday morning from 8A-12P and your availability during that time is essential to working with PCS Pine Rest.

Position Requirements


Junior or senior standing is preferred. 3.0 GPA or above is preferred. Must be an undergraduate student, live or attend school in the Pella IA area and be available on Fridays from 8A-12P. This is an unpaid 4-6 hour per week internship. In addition to completing online application, cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendation must be submitted. Hiring cycle is as follows: Fall semester applications due by July 1. Spring semester applications due by November 1. Summer applications due by April 1. Date may be subject to change.

Please email or mail the following documents to Jean Holthaus (address below):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Two Professional References

You may email the documents to Jean at: or if you would prefer to mail those documents, mail them to:

Jean Holthaus
PIne Rest Christian Mental Health Services
2911 Washington
Pella, Iowa 50219

NOTE: Your application(s) cannot be considered until these materials are received either via email or through the US Postal Service.

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.

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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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