Internship

The third year of study centers around the nine-month, 700-hour clinical internship. As interns in community agencies, students receive on-site supervision while working in a specialized area. During this year, students join with classmates to practice weekly meditation. In addition, students participate in small tutorial groups of three students and two clinical faculty members weekly.

Graduates leave the program with a strong foundation in the principles and practices of promoting health in themselves and in others. They are qualified to work as counselors and psychotherapists in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities and social service agencies.

The following is a small sampling of the agencies in the Boulder-Denver area currently participating in the field placement program.

  • Alternatives to Family Violence
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  • Aurora Mental Health Center
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  • Boulder Alcohol Education Center
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  • Boulder College of Massage Therapy
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  • Boulder County Public Health 
    • Addiction Recovery Center (ARC)
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    • Community Health Division: Prevention & Intervention Program
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  • Catholic Charities of Denver 
    • Home-Based Program
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  • Center for Change
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  • Colorado AIDS Project (CAP)
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  • Denver Hospice
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  • Hospice of Boulder & Broomfield Counties
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  • Jefferson Center
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  • Jewish Family Services
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  • MDS Counseling Center
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  • Medicine Horse
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  • Mental Health Partners 
    • Various teams including Community Infant Program and Emergency Psychiatric Services
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  • Mental Health Center of Denver
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  • Namaste Hospice
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  • Naropa University On-Campus Counseling Center
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  • Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute
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  • RAAP (Rape Assistance and Awareness Program)
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  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)
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  • University of Colorado 
    • Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
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  • Veteran’s Center
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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.