Internships at Dismas House

Dismas House’s clinical director is an approved supervisor for all graduate counseling students. She has worked with Vanderbilt, Trevecca, MTSU, Lipscomb, and Austin Peay. She is also an approved field educator with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville social work program.

Graduate clinical students seeking their master’s in counseling or social work can expect an internship diverse in experience. Not only can an intern expect to conduct individual and group therapy, they will also learn about the impact of incarceration on the community, as well as the community approach to reentry support services.

Dismas House values the integration of an interdisciplinary team, including case managers, certified peer recovery specialist, therapists, program coordinator, and an employment specialist, all working towards a common goal. We are looking for students who have a similar passion for working on a team comprised of diverse perspectives.

Other graduate disciplines, as well as undergraduate students with an interest in Dismas House, are welcome to apply.

We are a small but dynamic non-profit and offer many opportunities to be part of the administrative side of the organization, including grant writing, data compiling, policy writing, and program development and implementation.

We offer evening and weekend hours.

Ready to Apply?

Apply by downloading the application. Once completed, send it and your resume to


After Application

An interview will be scheduled following receipt of your completed application.

We operate in a rolling acceptance style. As applications and resumes are received, they will be reviewed, an interview will be scheduled, and an offer will be determined shortly.

We cannot guarantee a spot is available prior to the deadlines listed. Please reach out to see if there is availability after that time.

Application Deadlines

Please send application and resume no later than:

  • Summer – March 15th
  • Fall – June 15th
  • Spring – October 15th

For More Information

If you have any additional questions, please email Caroline Clipper at