Your internship experience in the behavioral health field is a vital part of your educational journey and offers an excellent opportunity for you to experience, first-hand what working in this profession offers. 

Fields of study

Internships are available to students currently enrolled in school seeking an internship as part of their degree completion. LifeWays accepts internship placement for students studying several different subjects.

  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Family Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Human Services


Clinical internships will provide students with practical hands-on work experience in a human services work environment working with our populations.

  • Adults with Severe Mental Illness
  • Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance
  • People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
  • People with Substance Use Disorder

Throughout your time with us, you will have an opportunity to observe and be part of the vast array of clinical services LifeWays provides to consumers in the Jackson and Hillsdale communities. While you are interning with us, it is essential that you are an active participant in learning. Our hope is that this will be a wonderful experience where you will have many opportunities for professional growth and become an integral part of the Lifeways Clinical Team.


Lifeways offers the opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in our many service areas. 

  • Crisis Services
  • Access Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Medical Services
  • Self-Determination
  • Recipient Rights
  • Strategic Relations
  • Human Resources


Under the supervision of experienced professionals, clinical interns help with evaluation, treatment, and administrative tasks.

  • Crisis & Intake Assessments
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Treatment Planning
  • Evidenced Based Clinical Practices
  • Self-Determination
  • Integrated Healthcare
  • Case Management
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Advance Directives
  • Grievances & Appeals
  • Corporate Compliance
  • HIPAA Confidentiality
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Recipient Rights
  • Self-Determination
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Identifying and Documenting Symptoms
  • Writing a Clinical Summary
  • And More...




Please be sure to attach a resume and school contact information when applying. Internship offers are contingent upon the results of a background check. For more information contact Joshua Williams at 517-796-4590 or