Merritt College Wellness Center

Mental Health Counseling with Adults

2024-25 Internship Description




Merritt College Wellness Center
12500 Campus Drive, Bldg R-106, Oakland 94619
Services offered in-person AND remotely (video and/or phone counseling)


FREE, short-term, confidential mental health counseling for individuals, couples & families Social service casework/resources and referrals
Psychoeducation workshops and/or support groups
Crisis intervention


Students currently enrolled at Merritt Community College
Age range:
17 – 70+
Ethnic ID:
40% African American, 30% Latinx, 14% Asian, 8% Multiethnic, 8% White
Gender ID: 55% female, 40% male, 5% nonbinary
We have significant numbers of formerly-incarcerated students, students in recovery from addiction, and first-generation college students. Many work multiple jobs and struggle to balance school with family/caregiving responsibilities.
Issues: Anxiety
Depression and grief
Physical, sexual, emotional abuse
Poverty, hunger, unstable housing
Intimate partner violence
Trauma, suicidality
Police/community violence, incarceration
Relationship/family stress
Academic stress
Addiction, substance abuse
Supervisor:  Stefani de Vito, LCSW (she/her), in practice since 1999
One hour of individual clinical supervision weekly
Weekly 2-hour combined group supervision (interns from MFT, LPCC, MSW programs)
Calendar: Mandatory Training: August 13 & 14, 2024         
Fall Semester: 8/19/24 – 12/13/24
Spring Semester: 1/21/25 – 5/23/25  (Spring Break: 3/31/25 – 4/4/25)
Group Supervision: Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Work from Home: Fridays only. All other days on campus.
Stipend: $5000 – $6000 per academic year
Contingent upon satisfactory completion of 16-24 internship hours weekly
To apply: 


Accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis!

Email resume, letter of interest, and 2 references we can contact. Letter should state:

  • why you want to intern here and why you’d be a good fit
  • days/times you are available and total hours per week you can commit to




Thank you for your interest and I look forward to meeting you!