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Clinical Internship Program

Our Clinical Internship Program offers an opportunity for students undergoing their master’s level counselling, child and youth, and social work to complete their required practicum and professional registration requirements. The 6-10 month program is an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience within a strength-based counselling agency.

For more than 15 years, we have worked with students from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Dalhousie University, Yorkville University, and Adler University.

Clinical Interns apply their clinical counselling skills working with children and adults who face various barriers and challenges. Interns are provided with training and experience in evidence based interventions, expressive therapeutic techniques, and other methods. Our practitioners work from a trauma-informed perspective, emphasizing sensitivity, patience, and compassion. Interns are provide training and hand-on-experience with Service Assessment, Service Plans, Comprehensive Reports, and ongoing case documentation.

Our goal is that at the end of the program, students will develop the necessary skills, perspectives, and professionalism as counsellors and therapists.

Application Requirements

Internship positions are offered to individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Pursuit or near completion of Master’s degree in a related discipline from a recognized North American Institution
  • Graduate level courses in the related area and/or substantial professional experience in identified areas
  • Clear criminal record

Application Process
Applications for the Clinical Internship Program are accepted throughout the year. Please email us at with the following information:

  • A short essay stating your academic background and interest to work with Westcoast
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your educational record (enrollment and/or transcript)
  • Letters of reference from two professionals
  • The intended time-frame of your internship (Minimum 6 months)

Note: All of our internship placements are currently filled. We are now accepting applications for internships for Spring, Summer and Fall of 2025.

Why work with us?

We are a value based organization

We offer competitive wages and benefits

We offer learning and professional development opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer

We provide a family-friendly culture and environment

We are committed to quality assurance and client-centered service

About us

WFC is located across 4 different sites in Greater Vancouver. We offer a family-friendly, vibrant work culture, and offer all employees support through our team structure. Join our grassroots, community-based agency today!

About you

We are looking for professionals who are:

  • Easily adaptable, motivated, and who want to positively impact society and contribute to a forward-thinking organization.
  • Culturally competent with the knowledge, skilled and passion to thrive in an organization dedicated to building resilient children and strong families.
  • Dedicated to providing quality service.

Whether you specialize in administration, management, or client-centred activities, if you meet these requirements, we would love to connect to learn more about how you could contribute to WFC and the communities we serve.

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Life is not easy, if we can bring some comfort and hope to people, giving them our hands when they need them, and if we can make other people’s lives easier, then it’s a beautiful thing to do, Westcoast has been doing all these beautiful things to support and help families!

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WFC encourages staff to have work/life balance by checking in regularly and encouraging us to use our vacation time and take care of our own mental health.

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What I love about Westcoast is the team I work with and the managers we have. I love how the managers are able to highlight and empower me and my work with strength-based approach.

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This agency is dedicated to the development of their staff; that’s why I have been here for over 10 years. I am valued and surrounded by good people who believe in supporting vulnerable children and families.

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I feel incredibly valued as an employee and am proud of the work that they do. I would recommend them as an agency to anyone in need of a job or to those in need of our programs.

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