ODRC Behavioral Health Internships

Behavioral Health Operations

ODRC Bureau of Behavioral Health Services is accepting applications for students who are pursuing one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Social Work
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Counseling
  • Doctoral program in Psychology

*As of January 2020 and until further notice, the behavioral health operations department will not take requests from employees or non-employees pursuing a degree for Nurse Practitioner.

If you are unsure whether the program you are pursuing would be eligible please contact Kim Roschie.

ODRC offers an excellent experience for students in the behavioral health field. We have more than 25 locations in rural and urban settings with male or female offenders of varying security levels.  You will be able to build your clinical skills in a variety of areas, such as trauma, grief and loss, severe mental illness, poverty, illiteracy, gender identity issues, emotional dysregulation, and more.

Our selection process includes consideration of your skills, experience, supervision requirements, and time-frames. We do not have pre-determined internship opportunities. If you have an education need that we can meet with our resources we will attempt to match you with an appropriate supervisor. For scheduling purposes, it is best to apply six months prior to your anticipated start date.

To apply, send the following via email:

  1. Internship Detail Sheet (submit below)
  2. Approval letter from school or advisor that states you are an enrolled student
  3. Resume

When your application is received you will be notified within seven days. If you do not receive notification, please send a follow up email. 

Contact information:

  • Kim Rochie, LISW-S, Training and Education Manager (614-817-2611)

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