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The Secure Attachment Initiative

The Secure Attachment Initiative is a  501(c)3 non-profit mental health organization that is seeking to end generational and relational trauma and abuse through the development of secure attachment.

Counseling Internship Program

Why Intern With Us?

Our competitive counseling internship program provides excellent training and mentoring, and offers interns the opportunity to learn valuable clinical skills.


We offer internships at the start of each semester with a hybrid model, in-person at our Colorado Springs or Lakewood location, and/or virtually.

We value our interns, and offer weekly support through mentorship, supervision and training. Interns are also paid a small stipend throughout the duration of the semester. 

Internship Structure

Students accepted to the internship program each semester start with their respective cohorts for an intern orientation and training one week prior to internship.  

Interns are expected to complete a minimum of two consecutive semesters, but three semesters are preferred.


A minimum of 12-15 hours per week is required for the duration of the semester, to include both direct and indirect hours (with the exception of scheduled school breaks).


Intern Orientation

All incoming interns will participate in a day long intern orientation one week prior to the start of practicum/ internship. Participation can be either in person or via zoom. Date and time to be determined for each cohort.

Weekly Training

Interns will complete 2 hours of training with their cohort and facilitators each week. The training will be held Friday mornings from 10am - 12pm. Day and time subject to change each semester. 


Each intern will be assigned to a peer mentor at the start of the internship program. Mentors will meet with interns throughout the duration on the internship for the equivalent of 2 hours per month to provide additional support and guidance. Interns and mentors will collectively determine how and when they meet (i.e., in person for an hour every two weeks; via phone for 15 minutes a week, etc.). 

Once a month, interns will participate in a peer consultation group (either in person or via zoom). The date and time to be determined prior to the start of the semester. This time may take the place of 1 hour of peer mentor time per month. 

Countryside Road

Let's Journey Together!

Apply to be a part of our team

Applications 2024 Closed!
January 2025 Open

To begin the application process, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Brenna at

The second step is to complete the application, click here

and to acknowledge the internship requirements, click here

After your application is reviewed by our intern team, we will contact you to discuss whether we will move forward with an initial interview, and a subsequent follow-up if appropriate. 


If offered an internship spot, a background check will be completed prior to the start date.

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