Counseling Center Post-Masters Fellowship (INTERN)

Missouri University of Science and Technology

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The Counseling Center (MUCC) is part of the MU Student Health and Well-Being unit, which includes the Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Wellness Resource Center ( ). The MUCC provides clinical services—including brief individual therapy, group therapy, crisis support, and referral services—and serves the larger campus through outreach, consultation, and responding to campus needs during challenging times.

Training is and has been a highly valued part of the MUCC’s identity for decades. Staff are dedicated to providing a supportive environment that promotes professional growth for our trainees. The Post-Masters Fellowship is the newest of 3 distinct training programs within the MUCC.

We strongly believe that in order to be competent, clinicians must have an understanding of multicultural principles and a commitment to embracing and working with individuals who are different from themselves. The Counseling Center works to ensure a supportive and encouraging learning environment through the recruitment and retention of staff and trainees who are committed to diversity, social justice, and training.

The Counseling Center is ever evolving as we strive to meet the growing and changing needs of today’s college students. We recently moved in a newly renovated and centrally located space on campus with all new furnishings. Inquiries and applications are encouraged from professionals representative of all aspects of diversity as well as from persons possessing a range of professional experience.

The Post-Masters Clinical Fellowship is designed to prepare individuals intending to obtain licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for independent practice by providing experiences that promote clinical and professional development.  Clinical duties will be supervised by licensed staff (Licensed Psychologists or Licensed Professional Counselors) at MUCC, who are approved by the State of Missouri for supervision of LPC hours.

The Post-Master’s Clinical Fellowship operates within MUCC’s “learning by doing” philosophy of training, which is centered upon development through application of established knowledge and clinical skills and promotes self-reflection, feedback, and consultation. This approach differs from the highly structured, didactic approach that individuals received in graduate school. The Fellow will have opportunities for supervision and consultation from licensed clinical professionals with a range of areas of expertise and operating from various theoretical orientations.

Description of Job Duties:

  • The primary role of this position is to provide direct clinical services to university students. Clinical activities will be predominately comprised of individual therapy (including intake evaluations). Opportunities for sub-specialization with certain populations or presenting concerns may be available.
  • Additionally, the Fellow will be tasked with leading or co-leading one of MUCC’s many group therapy offerings each semester, with the Fellow’s group preference being considered along with clinical needs.
  • Depending on the readiness of the individual, the Fellow may also assist with crisis intervention and/or rapid access duties during the Spring semester.
  • Fellows will also receive training and experience in the development and provision of outreach services to the university community.
  • Formal training opportunities include at least two (2) hours of individual supervision per week, supervision of group therapy, and a weekly group case conference.

Other activities include staff meetings (monthly), didactic training seminars (monthly), professional development time, preparation and records, and a clinical/administrative project that incorporates the Fellow’s training interests and the needs of the center.


Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires completion of a Masters degree from a mental health counseling program (e.g., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counselor Education, Community Counseling, etc.) or counseling psychology program by the start date.
Deadline for obtaining PLPC (by end of first semester)

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills; show a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus partners, and student groups; have a commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations (racial/ethnic, LGBTQ+, ability, gender, SES, and beyond); interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor; an awareness of the importance of life balance and a commitment to the importance of the developmental perspective of counseling services.

Application Materials

Applicants must complete all sections of the University’s electronic job application process found on the MU Human Resources website: .  Click on “academic jobs” and the “prospective employees” link. In addition to the online application, please include the following materials: 1) a letter of application highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position and addressed to the Search Committee Chairperson; 2) a current vita; and 3) contact information (including e-mail addresses) for at least three professional references. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  Materials should not be e-mailed or mailed. 

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Human Resource Services ([email protected] or 573-882-7976). For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Nathan Booth ([email protected]) at 573-882-6601.

Application Deadline

Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by February 28, 2023 but applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Other Information

Shift & Start Date:

This position is available from the summer 2023 through summer 2024 with the specific start date TBD based on Fellow’s needs. There will be the potential to renew for a second year, provided interest from both the Fellow and MUCC.

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with occasional after-hours due to programming or clinical needs.


Salary: $40,000
University Title: Intern

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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The University of Missouri ( ) (MU, Mizzou), with approx. 31,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 64 member universities in total. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou, is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following links provide more information:

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