In order to build bi-cultural and bilingual professional staff, LifeWorks NW initiated a program to recruit Latino and African American Master’s level students and Latino students working in the field of addictions.

Master’s Level Student Practicum

Three paid student practicums are available through LifeWorks NW. Two student practicums are established for the training of bilingual (English/Spanish) Latino students and one for Masters level African American students. Each is supported by paid practicums for 16-20 hrs/wk with a stipend paid on an hourly basis of $13.50 per hour.

Mental Health Practicum – Two paid practicums are for students pursuing work in a mental health field.

  • To qualify, these applicants must be pursuing a Master’s degree in psychology, social work or counseling at a nationally accredited college or university as a full-time student. They must be Latino and bilingual (English/Spanish) or African American, be legal to work in the United States and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Chemical Dependency Practicum – One paid practicum is for students pursuing a career working in addictions.

  • To qualify, these applicants must be pursuing a degree in alcohol and drug, psychology, social work or counseling and have completed secondary educational requirements at an accredited educational institution, and are currently enrolled in an educational/training program that will lead them to have the credentials necessary to meet the requirements of an addictions counselor to qualify for a paid practicum.. They must be Latino and bilingual (English/Spanish), be legal to work in the United States and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

LifeWorks NW will be retaining a bilingual and/or bi-cultural supervisor who is able to provide appropriate clinical supervision to the practicum student if needed.

Students who wish to be considered for this practicum should submit their information in the fields below and attach their resume.

The period for submitting applications vary depending on the needs of the program. For Mental Health programs, applications generally are due by August of each year. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. Program managers may interview and offer qualified applicants an unpaid internship before the stipend recipients are selected. The offer of an unpaid internship in no way indicates the applicant will be selected for a stipend.

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)


What school are you attending? (required)

What is your major, or what degree are you working towards (required)

What is your clinical focus? (required)

What is your GPA? (required)

Why have you chosen a human services field as a profession? (required)

Why do you think you are an appropriate candidate for this practicum? (required)

Please describe your cultural family/community? (required)

For those applying for the bilingual (English/Spanish)/bi-cultural practicum:
Is Spanish your first language? What other languages do you speak?
(You may be asked to converse in Spanish and any other languages you list.)

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