Lenape Valley Foundation offers opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience in their field of study through internship and practicum opportunities.  Internships are available in several departments throughout the Organization.

The following is a description of specific internship opportunities at Lenape Valley Foundation as well as information on how to apply and other onboarding requirements.

 Outpatient Department500 N. West Street Doylestown

In the Outpatient Department, students have an opportunity to gain a broad range of experience, working with children, adolescents, and adults, offering individual, family, and group therapy for clients with a variety of diagnoses and presenting problems.

Education Level:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in Psychology, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Must have completed most of coursework before beginning internship, particularly, all techniques classes and ethics must be completed before starting

Length of Assignment :

  • 15 hours per week on site
  • Duration of assignment is at least 12 months or 3 semesters

Supervision :

  • All interns receive 3 hours a week of supervision throughout the internship year, with a 4th hour during their first semester at LVF
  • Group supervision is Mondays from 12-2 p.m., and is required for the full duration of the internship.  Students in their first semester have an additional hour from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Each student receives an hour of individual supervision a week.  LVF is able to provide 1:1 supervision with an LPC, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist, or LMFT Supervisor on site.

When to apply:

  • Students are accepted each semester
  • Openings for internships in the Outpatient Department are usually filled 4-6 months in advance of the internship start date

Partial Hospital – 500 N. West Street Doylestown

Education Level:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and enrollment in a Master’s or Doctoral program in psychology or counseling

Length of Assignment :

  • Two days per week for at least 15 hours
  • Assignment/placement should be at least two semesters , a full calendar year is preferred

Supervision :

  • Team/group supervision every morning in the form of a team meeting and one hour per week of individual supervision with a Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

When to apply:

  • Students are accepted in the Fall and Winter for the following academic year and in the Spring for Summer placement
  • Accept both clinical and assessment practicum students

ACT Department500 N. West Street Doylestown

Education Level

  • Must currently be enrolled in a Master’s program in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Bachelor’s level candidates will be considered on an individual basis.

Length of Assignment:

  • Minimum 20 hours per week on site
  • Duration of assignment is at least one school year or two semesters


  • All interns receive individual supervision once per week as well as group supervision in the course of daily team meetings/trainings.
  • The ACT program is able to provide 1:1 supervision with a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Other Requirements:

  • Clean driving record
  • Must attend team meeting, currently 9:30am – 10:30am, on days assigned to internship site

When to apply:

  • Students are accepted each semester
  • Openings for internship in the ACT department are usually filled 2-5 months in advance of the internship start date.

How to Apply for Internship Opportunities

For consideration, please email resume to jobs@lenapevf.org.  Please be sure to specify which Department you would like to be considered for an internship.

Onboarding Requirements


If selected, you will be required to pass and pay for the cost of clearances that are required for your internship position.  These clearances include but are not limited to the following;

  • PA State Criminal Background Check
  • FBI Clearance
  • Childline Clearance
  • Federal Exclusion Search on Federal websites including the Office of Inspector General, System for Award Management, PA Medicheck List

 NOTE: All offers are contingent upon passing required clearances based upon position.  Clearances must be dated within 30 days of the internship start date and all original copies of clearances are stored in HR file for the duration of the internship and thereafter. 


It is an LVF policy to check at least two professional references prior to internship commencement.

Credential Verification


  • Original Diploma from highest degree earned must be presented within 90 days of internship start date
  • Official transcript in a sealed envelope from College/University must be received within 90 days of internship start date

Internship Agreement and Liability Insurance

A signed, executed agreement between the School and LVF is required for all interns.  Liability Insurance is also required for all interns.  If the College/University does not cover students under School’s liability insurance, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain their own coverage.


All interns will be required to attend Organizational Orientation, including HIPPA and Corporate Compliance trainings.  Orientation is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 9 am – 11:30 am at Lenape Valley Foundation.


Crisis Services

If you, a friend, or family member are in crisis call the site nearest you.


24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Central Bucks Crisis

Located at Doylestown Hospital
595 W. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901


Lower Bucks Acute Care Center

Located on the Grounds of
Lower Bucks Hospital
499 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007