New Beginnings Counseling Center Santa Barbara InternshipsThe dedicated group of intern counselors who are completing their training before becoming licensed as clinical psychologists or marriage/family therapists are truly the heart and soul of New Beginnings. These doctoral and graduate level professionals provide individual, group, couples and family counseling to the diverse group of people who make use of our services. The interns are trained and guided by experienced clinical supervisors. Supervisors meet weekly with the intern staff members. They provide technical assistance, guidance and support, advanced training, and feedback to the counselors for whom they are responsible. The Center is supported by community volunteers who assist in the clinic’s many activities. Well respected graduate schools in the Southern California area have placed their students with us, including Pacifica Graduate Institute, Antioch University Santa Barbara, UCSB, and Cal State Lutheran.

New Beginnings Counseling Center provides a well-respected, rigorous training program for both MFT and PhD level interns. Our clinical training program prepares our interns for practice as licensed professionals. In addition to providing individual and group supervisions, NB schedules an advanced clinical training each month. Instructors are experienced clinicians in the community, presenting from their specialized areas of expertise and theoretical orientation. The trainings are specifically targeted to assist counselors with the populations we serve and the issues our clients present.

New Beginnings Counseling Center appreciates the valuable contributions of our interns to the success of our programs. We do not charge interns anything on an ongoing basis; we do charge a one-time administrative fee of $ 150. Applicants are accepted year-round, according to the clinic’s needs.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Please also download and print the introduction and application:

Internship Application (PDF)