Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Internship

Overview

The DARC internship is an intensive learning experience designed to blend theory with clinical practice. During the internship, students spend one academic year, or two consecutive semesters in a treatment facility under the supervision of a clinical site supervisor and attend a seminar class once a week under the academic supervision of a DARC instructor/supervisor.

Internships begin in the fall semester only each year and the internship continues through the spring semester (for one academic year). Students are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week, or 225 hours each semester, at an approved treatment facility and also attend the seminar/class at MCC once a week for each of the two semesters. The seminar class is an opportunity for interns to share their experiences with other interns as to how classroom learning has been integrated into a clinical setting. The seminar also provides a safe environment for students to reflect on their own progress and growth as an addiction professional.

Internship Admission Requirements and Process

  1. Meet with/contact the DARC Program Coordinator to insure you are ready to apply for the internship.
  2. Apply for the internship
    • Students will complete all necessary paperwork for admission (see below).
  3. Submit all required paperwork to DARC Program Coordinator by February 15th.
  4. Interview for a seat in the DARC Internship for the following fall semester.
  5. Attend the orientation for all intern candidates in May

Admission into a DARC internship is a competitive process based on the submission of an official application, meeting specific selection criteria, successful completion of the five DARC required courses (DAR 101, 111, 112, 158, 213) with a grade of C or better in each class and a near completion of all of thier general education courses for the degree.

Download the application packet here.


Contact

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Fox, Professor
DARC Program Coordinator
Phone: 860-512-2769
Email: bfox@manchestercc.edu

Last Update: October 21 2013
For additional information, contact: 860-512-3000