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Graduate and Undergraduate Intern Training Program

Since Carroll County Youth Service Bureau first opened its doors in 1972, more than two hundred fifty students have participated in its Graduate and Undergraduate Intern Training Program. This experience offers prospective interns intensive clinical training, client caseloads, professional supervision, and the opportunity to support the community. Interns are an integral part of CCYSB’s culture and allows the agency to treat individuals who desperately need care, while also influencing a new generation of advocates in social work and professional counseling.

More than 90% of CCYSB’s clinical staff once served as agency interns, including several current members of our leadership team.

This program provides intensive training, supervision, and on-the-job experience to master’s-level clinical interns and undergraduate students. Qualified candidates should embody a strong work ethic, leadership qualities, and a desire to learn. They should also demonstrate professionalism, ability to be team players and have the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Students are referred by university faculty and will undergo a formal interview process. If selected, interns will be asked to complete fingerprinting and a background check.

Interns come from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Towson University, McDaniel College, Hood College, University of Pennsylvania, Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University, and several on-line university programs.

For more information on Carroll County Youth Service Bureau’s Intern Training Program, please contact Directors:

Kate Swisher-Lee, LCPC

Mallory Sutphin, LCPC


clinical trainings

Students receive an intensive training opportunity at the beginning of their placement that offers a range of topics including interviewing techniques, child and adolescent development, family therapy skills, diagnostic considerations and psychotropic medication. Students learn to perform outpatient psychotherapy, and also conduct group services during their placement. Close student supervision is provided by licensed staff clinicians who meet weekly with students to observe sessions, review client progress, and make recommendations for continuing treatment. Students are formally referred by their respective college or university for consideration of placement at CCYSB. Students applying for the “Internship Experience” should have an interest in child development, and a family systems orientation to mental health and substance use treatment.

For more information about our internship program, please contact Intern Training Program Director, Mallory Sutphin at 443-244-8642 or e-mail her at