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Internship & Practicum Opportunities

Vera French Community Mental Health Center has a long history working in collaboration with a number of colleges and universities. We encourage interested students to contact us for internship or practicum experiences. We offer internship opportunities for students studying Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.

We currently do not have any internship availability for Masters students in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling programs until Summer/Fall 2023. We are unable to place Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students at this time. All other availability is very limited, please contact us to check availability. 

For additional information and to submit completed applications, please contact Maddy Hicks in Human Resources at (563) 888-6282 or email:


To comply with the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Rule (86 FR 61573), Vera French Community Mental Health Center has adopted the following policy on mandatory vaccination:

All current interns and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated or have a qualified medical or deeply held religious belief exemption in place by January 4, 2022.  Under this federal mandate, new interns or volunteers brought on after January 4, 2022 must be fully vaccinated or submit an approved exemption request prior to beginning their employment with Vera French.

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Due to lower levels of COVID-19, masks are optional for most visitors to Vera French locations. Read more here.