Volunteer Internships

Internships at CAC not only serve to earn licensure or practicum hours but also help serve the needs of the community.  Interns at CAC gain experience available in few other venues. The depth of experience and the peer relationships you develop here will serve you throughout your career.

We are very selective in the therapists we recruit. Coming from a belief that there is not just one way to do therapy – or a time limit to one’s unique healing, growth and life cycles – we welcome candidates who embrace diversity; thrive in a learning environment that promotes conversation, critical thinking, and creative exploration; and are engaged in their own personal growth. If you share that passion, please contact us to discuss internship opportunities with CAC.


What We Ask

  • Minimum caseload of 8 (pre-grad) or 6 (post-grad) ongoing weekly clients
  • Minimum 6-month commitment

What We Offer

  • Client caseloads limited only by your desire, capabilities and schedule availability
  • Office space and equipment – Evening and weekend accessibility in  addition to usual weekday business hours ensures sessions can be  scheduled to fit your schedule and availability
  • Networking with approximately 70 volunteer therapists
  • Weekly peer consultation group that offers support, feedback, and learning
  • An exciting variety of weekly thematic “drop-in” professional consultation groups to support your growth and work with clients

Pre-graduate Application Windows

(Pre-grad is defined as an individual in a  Master’s program who has not yet graduated from that program and is  seeking an internship to complete requirements for their Master’s  Degree)

For Spring start dates, application are accepted starting October 1st.

For Summer start dates, applications are accepted starting February 1st.

For Fall start dates, applications are accepted starting May 1st.

Note:  At CAC we work with many academic programs.  If your  University deadlines fall outside of our application time-frames, please  defer to your University’s application guidelines accordingly.

Post-graduate Intern Applications

(Post-grad is defined as an individual who has completed their Master’s or Doctoral Degree and is seeking an internship to complete hours towards full clinical licensure)

We accept post-graduate applications throughout the year. When receiving applications, we are interviewing for interns who will be ready to begin seeing clients within 3 months of applying. To begin seeing clients with CAC, post-grad interns need to meet the following criteria:

  • Obtain Clinical Supervision
  • Obtain Liability Insurance
  • Obtain Temporary of Full License approved through your licensing board (ex: LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LMSW, etc).

**Please note: all of these items do not need to be in place before applying. Please plan to have these items in place within three months of your application date**

Interested in applying

If you are experiencing difficulties submitting your application through  our website, please complete a hard copy of application by clicking on  the link below and submit it via email to apply@cacaustin.org along with your resume and a personal statement.  Instructions for this  are found on the application itself.  Our apologies for any  inconvenience and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.