Internship Opportunities

Cornerstones of Maine Clinical Internship 





Cornerstones of Maine offers clinical internships and field practicum opportunities for doctoral and master’s students in social work, psychology, and counseling psychology. The focus of this opportunity is advanced training and experience in direct clinical practice in a residential setting. Cornerstones of Maine is an accredited transitional living program for emerging adults (ages 18-28) with mental health challenges. Located in Portland and Biddeford, Maine, the focus of the program is helping young adults to transition to independence successfully.

Areas of Clinical Training 


Our Internship offers opportunities to be trained in:

  • Individual Therapy – Scheduled office-based therapy

  • Milieu Therapy – Unscheduled therapeutic work based in the program milieu.

  • Group Therapy –  Scheduled therapeutic group work with an interpersonal focus.

  • Family Therapy – Scheduled therapy based in digital communication applications, such as Zoom 

  • Completion of Intakes, Treatment Plans, Discharge Plans

  • Various therapeutic modalities (Psychodynamic, MBT, ACT, DBT, CBT, TFP, Family Systems, Person-Centered)

  • Multidisciplinary collaboration with Occupational therapists, Executive Functioning Coaches, and Therapeutic Residential Advisors.




The Internship utilizes a strengths-based and growth-oriented approach. The goal is to help interns achieve high professional standards by providing clear expectations, meaningful direct service opportunities, and excellent supervision and didactic training.


Interns receive one weekly individual and one weekly group supervision from a licensed full-time Cornerstones Psychotherapist. Group supervision provides the opportunity to receive support from peers and gain experience in professional case presentation.  Supervision typically includes discussion of:


  • Specific treatment sessions and interventions

  • Case conceptualizations and treatment planning

  • Countertransference

  • Documentation

  • Professional identity development

  • Exploration of legal and ethical standards.


Didactic Training 


Throughout the internship year, program staff and guest presenters provide training to interns on clinical interventions and theoretical orientations as utilized in a residential treatment setting.


Eligibility Requirements


Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program and in good standing with that program.


Application and Selection Process


Students need to submit a cover letter and resume to apply to the program to