Stafford County School Counselor

Stafford County School Counselor

School counselors are professional support personnel within the school division. This internship will allow students to work in the school system under the supervision of such personnel.

Internship placements must be initiated by UMW’s internship coordinator, not the interested student. Contact the internship coordinator in order to begin the placement process. The agency will then determine whether the internship can be offered in any particular semester or summer. Interns may be assigned to different schools depending upon availability. That determination will be based on the request of the building principal and the site supervisor.


Depending on student preparation and the needs and opportunities at the agency, the student may participate in:

  • Behavioral observations in various settings
  • Individual tutorials
  • Supervised group work
  • Case-study preparation
  • Institution-school transitions
  • Career education and planning
  • College planning
  • Special education classes
  • Sessions with school counselors and/or psychologists


  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Completion of the online application process by UMW’s internship coordinator
  3. Successful completion of a background check, fingerprinting, and a test for tuberculosis
  4. Required courses:
    • PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
    • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 232 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
  5. Recommended courses:
    1. PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
    2. PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality


  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Please contact the current UMW internship coordinator (found on this webpage) to inquire about this internship.

Internship supervisor: Julie Hedrick

(540) 658-6505

Website: Website