Harvest Hands CDC Counseling Internship Program

The Harvest Hands CDC counseling internship offers a range of clinical experiences for current masters-level, clinical counseling graduate students who are interested in working with children, adolescents, and families. Interns in our program will gain experience providing individual, group, and family counseling, psycho-educational seminars, school consultations and activity-based therapy.  This internship fulfills the combined requirements for both the clinical practicum experience (100 hours) and the clinical internship (600 hours).  Internship opportunities are available beginning in January or in June.    

The theoretical orientation for counseling approaches in this practicum is strongly influenced by the practicum student’s individual clinical supervisor.  In general, students have the opportunity to gain experience and supervision in solution oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, Jungian Sandplay therapy, Mountain Method play therapy, and activity therapy.

Click the link below to learn more about the training opportunities you will have as an intern in our program. 

 The current clinical supervisors are:

Stacy Jagger, LMFT, RPT

Gretchen Watts, LCSW, CST-T

James G. Wellborn, Ph.D.

How Do I Apply?

This internship is for students currently enrolled in a master’s program in clinical counseling who wish to fulfill both practicum and internship requirements in one setting where you will gain experience working with children, adolescents and families. 


To be considered for an internship at Harvest Hands CDC, applicants must meet the following requirements by the application deadline: 

  • Actively enrolled as a student in good standing in an accredited counseling program leading to a master’s degree in clinical counseling

  • Completed criminal background check

  • Malpractice insurance

Application Process

Applicants will be expected to submit a completed application packet (see requirements below). They will then be invited to participate in the selection interview process.  

Application Packet List

All documents need to be in PDF format.

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Completed Counseling Internship Application Form. Link to form below.

  • Counseling Internship Reference Form completed by a minimum of 3 (and no more than 5) character references (including one from a current graduate school professor). Link to form below.

  • Background check report

  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Submit all application materials to:

James G. Wellborn, Ph.D.
Harvest Hands CDC Counseling Internship Clinical Director
311 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN  37027

Or by email: jamesgwellbornphd.office@comcast.net

Application Deadlines

  • January Internship (January-May): September 15

  • June Internship (June-May): February 1

Internship Interview Process

  1. Complete Application Packets will be reviewed by clinical supervisors and Harvest Hands CDC administrative staff.

  2. Potential interns will be contacted by phone, letter or email to be invited for an interview.

  3. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted during the 2 weeks following the application deadline for the January and June internships.

  4. Interviews consist of a face-to-face question and answer session with the clinical supervisors and Harvest Hands CDC administration as well as spending an afternoon at Harvest Hands CDC to tour the facility and observe Harvest Hands CDC programs in action. 

  5. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status by email, letter or phone on or before October 1 for January Internship and February 15 for June internship.