"crisis intervention," "intake assessments," and "substance abuse issues" aren't the only skills we found counselor interns list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of counselor internship responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of counselor internship skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a counselor internship. We found that 68.6% of counselor interns have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 19.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most counselor interns have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine counselor interns were not college graduates.
Those counselor interns who do attend college, typically earn either psychology degrees or school counseling degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for counselor interns include social work degrees or mental health counseling degrees.
Once you're ready to become a counselor internship, you should explore the companies that typically hire counselor interns. According to counselor internship resumes that we searched through, counselor interns are hired the most by Management & Training, Pico de Gallo, and Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. Currently, Management & Training has 20 counselor internship job openings, while there are 15 at Pico de Gallo and 7 at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare.
If you're interested in companies where counselor interns make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at The Travelers Companies, Brave Care, and The Chicago High School for the Arts. We found that at The Travelers Companies, the average counselor internship salary is $63,987. Whereas at Brave Care, counselor interns earn roughly $57,262. And at The Chicago High School for the Arts, they make an average salary of $57,088.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a counselor internship include Private Practice, CampCo, and Ymca. These three companies were found to hire the most counselor interns from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, counselor interns make their living in the education and non profits industries. Counselor interns tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $51,629. The counselor internship annual salary in the education and government industries generally make $48,937 and $48,884 respectively. Additionally, counselor interns who work in the finance industry make 68.5% more than counselor interns in the non profits Industry.