Applications for our 2021-2022 Internship Program are now closed

Thank you for considering FSGV’s Trauma Services for your internship placement!

Our Internship Program in Trauma Services supports interns in both their personal and professional growth. The internship program is an exciting opportunity for interns to refine their counselling skills, develop new skills and nurture the development of “self” as therapist. We wish interns to continually seek awareness of self and use this information to define strengths and areas for growth. We approach counselling from a trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive framework. We believe that work with clients is relational, that clients are the experts of their own lives and lived experiences, and we are here to walk alongside our clients as they move towards a greater sense of well-being.


About the Program

  • Our Internship Program is 8 months in duration – from September to April (we do not offer block placements)
  • Includes a combination of virtual and in-person work with clients
  • Internships are available in our Stopping the Violence Programs, and Child & Family Trauma Programs
  • We typically take on more experienced interns (folks with some previous counselling experience, some play or expressive arts training or trauma specific training)
  • Interns are expected to work 2 days a week and to see 8 clients per week
  • Days of the week for internships vary depending on the site and the supervisor’s availability
  • We provide an hour and a half of individual clinical supervision each week
  • We provide group supervision/peer consultation for 2 hours once a month (all interns are required to attend)
  • We also offer an in-house training program for our interns which includes monthly workshops on a variety of topics
  • We are able to offer some group counselling hours but not enough for all of our interns so you may need to find that through another site
  • All interns are welcome to take any of the agency’s offered trainings (free) of which there are many throughout the year

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Contact Us


Jamie Smulders (she/her)

Internship Program Coordinator

T: 604 992 4537

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