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Internships – Iframe Test

NUWAY Alliance offers supervised internship/practicum placements that meet relevant requirements for LADC, LPCC, LICSW, and LP.

NUWAY Alliance is the largest extended care treatment provider for clients with substance use and mental health disorders in Minnesota. NUWAY Alliance works collaboratively and in an integrated way for clients to receive the highest level of services. Hard work, collaboration, supported learning, and growth are crucial to students’ success during internship with NUWAY Alliance.

Students will be placed with licensed counselors with varying clinical interests. Students will assist clients in identifying issues and avenues for change through group and individual work while receiving support through supervision and didactic training.

Opportunities for training exist in residential and outpatient settings with the prospect to vary training and receive experience in both. We currently offer placements at all NUWAY Alliance treatment programs.

Internship Components

Internship with NUWAY Alliance is primarily comprised of individual and group therapy experience with clients who have co-occurring substance use and/or mental health disorders. At NUWAY Alliance, internship involves client contact and experience in the following areas:

  • Gain experience in all 12 core functions
  • Facilitate chemical dependency process groups
  • Facilitate psychoeducational groups
  • Individual sessions
  • Complete Comprehensive Assessments

For practicum students seeking mental health training, experience will be gained in the following ways:

  • Facilitate mental health groups
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Diagnostic Assessments


  • Students will be enrolled at an accredited school and have completed all coursework required by their academic program to begin
  • Follow all ethical and professional standards of their applicable boards
  • Follow all policies and procedures of NUWAY Alliance
  • Commit to a regular schedule as agreed upon with someone on the Practicum team


  • Individual, face-to-face supervision weekly
  • Group supervision
  • Weekly staffing with a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Didactic trainings as scheduled

Apply for an internship by clicking the title of the available internship below and then click the “Apply for this Position” button.

What is the schedule and hours for students?

Hours available are Monday-Friday, 8-4. We have limited availability for evening hours in our outpatient continuing care program.

What are the tasks involved with an internship/practicum?

Students typically facilitate groups and individual sessions, complete intakes/comprehensive assessments, complete paperwork, attend multidisciplinary staffing, and complete diagnostic assessments (if dual). Weekly individual and group supervision are also scheduled for each student.

What kinds of clients would I be working with?

Clients at NUWAY Alliance are adults who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Many have also been diagnosed with another co-occurring mental health disorder. Clients typically have experienced chronic homelessness, have low financial resources, and struggle with other various life stressors.

What are the qualities of successful intern/practicum students?

Students who succeed at NUWAY Alliance are highly motivated individuals who are driven to learn. Students should have a strong sense of empathy, be curious and able to ask questions, and demonstrate flexibility in thinking.

What is the process to apply for an internship/practicum?

All students should apply online through the Careers page here.