Walker-Grant Middle School: School Counselor

Walker-Grant Middle School: School Counselor

School counselors act as professional support personnel within the school division. This internship will allow students to work in the school system under the supervision of such personnel. Interns may be assigned to a different school depending upon availability. That determination will be based on the request of the building principal and the site supervisor.

Note: While updating the internships in Fall 2019 we had difficulty contacting this internship. While we decided not to delete this internship and still encourage you to apply if interested, you should note that this internship may or may not still be available.

NOTE: Please be aware that due to issues of confidentiality and consent, you are unlikely to be able to observe any counseling sessions or some other types of meetings between staff and students/families.  You will still have opportunities to learn about this career, but you need to have realistic expectations for what you will and won’t be able to be a part of.


  • Behavioral observations in various settings
  • Supervised group work
  • Case-study preparation
  • Institution-school transitions
  • Career education and planning
  • College planning
  • Sessions with school counselors and/or psychologists (when possible)
  • Assistance with test preparation, such as SOLs and WIDA (for English Language Learners)


  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. 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
  3. Recommended courses:
    • PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
    • 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

Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt 1 Learning Lane Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Main office: (540) 372-1145

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