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We are not currently accepting internship applications. 

New applications for Fall 2024 will be considered based on availability at the end of Spring 2024.

*Please note that internship/practicum spots are very limited and highly competitive.

(So BRING IT in your application! Show us why Open Space is *the* place for you, and why you're passionate about wanting to be here!)

We LOVE working with passionate graduate-level interns who want to become LGBTQIA+ competent clinicians who further serve our community. Open Space CCW is committed to the development and training of clinicians to increase access to competent mental healthcare.
Tattoos, awesome hair, piercings,
business casual, all welcome! You’ll fit right in!




At Open Space CCW, we view our interns as our colleagues. We value your contributions to our team, and want you to actively participate and get the most you can out of your experience.


Much like our overall practice mission, the mission of our Internship Program is to eliminate fear of judgment as a barrier to growth and wellness--both personally and professionally. We want our interns to arrive as their AUTHENTIC selves. We want you to find your niche--because when you LOVE what you do, that's where THE BEST work happens. We want you to ask your questions. We want you to talk about when personal things start popping up (because they will) and you need to process how to reconcile that with your professional work.


We strive to create a laid-back, family-like atmosphere among our staff, where autonomy and self-care are strongly encouraged. We have a strong workplace culture that values mutual respect and professionalism, but also this crazy idea that you can have FUN while doing good work. Open Space CCW is a LGBTQIA+ affirming, relationship minority affirming, and racial justice-oriented therapy group. Join our growing team!

Interns at Open Space CCW have the opportunity to:

  • Receive 1 hour of individual supervision per week.

  • Attend weekly group supervision with intern colleagues.

  • Attend bi-weekly group supervision with our clinical team.

  • Observe individual, relationship, family and group therapy sessions.

  • Plan, develop and facilitate their own group therapy groups, including conducting needs assessments and learning how to market their group.

  • Attend our bimonthly staff meetings.

  • Attend any staff-wide trainings and continuing education events that are held.

  • Participate in our bimonthly social team events.

  • Create in-office, telehealth or hybrid schedules (as their program allows), in both our East End and Wexford locations.

  • And of course... facilitate their own individual, relationship, family and group therapy sessions.

Schools we currently have affiliations with:

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

  • California University of Pennsylvania

  • PennWest University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

  • PennWest University, Master of Social Work Program

*If your school is not listed, we likely can become affiliated with them!


  • You have a strong desire to become a LGBTQIA+ competent, relationship minority affirming, and racial justice-oriented clinician.

  • You strongly value diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • You have PASSION and ENERGY for your work, and are a self-starter. (If you've been "too much" elsewhere, chances are, you'll fit right in!)

  • You want to be able to arrive as your authentic self.

  • It's a personal value of yours to remain teachable and open-minded.

  • You enjoy an energetic, positive, family-like work and learning environment.

  • You have big ideas and love being creative.

  • You like playing mini cornhole. (We recently played mini cornhole on our conference room table. No, we’re not kidding.)


Interested candidates can submit an application via the Internship Application Form below!

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring and business decisions. Queer, trans, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!


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