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Addictions Counseling Internship (ADCN 699)

Application Deadlines

 Deadlines are non-negotiable.

The Fall 2021 Deadline has passed

  • Fall 2021: June 19, 2021

Please note: The application portal link opens 3-4 weeks before the deadline.

Upcoming Internship application deadlines:

  • Spring 2022: December 6, 2021
  • Summer 2022: March 14, 2022
  • Fall 2022: July 11, 2022

Addictions Counseling Presentation 

Addictions Counseling Manual

The M.A. in Addiction Counseling program is specifically intended to prepare graduates for work in the addiction field. Therefore, the internship is focused on developing competence in addiction-related counseling activities. This means that your internship’s site supervisor, activities, and the site must provide you with the opportunity to obtain the necessary supervised clinical experience. The table below provides examples (not an exhaustive list) that can help guide your search for a supervisor, site, and activities that will contribute to your preparation for work in the addiction field. Read the Counseling Internship (ADCN 699) Site and Supervisor Requirements chart that outlines exactly what is acceptable.


Hour & Semester Requirements

Students Outside of Virginia

All hours earned towards the ADCN 699 Internship course must be clinical in nature and addiction-related.

Minimum Internship hours 300

Students Inside Virginia or in a state requiring 600 hours:

Minimum Internship hours 600:

  • Direct Client Contact hours: 240
  • Individual Supervision hours: 20
  • Group Supervision hours:
    • It is recommended that you find a site that provides group supervision. Although not required, group supervision of addiction counseling is a valuable component of growth as an addiction professional.
  • Related activities hours: 340

Important Documents:

  • Liberty University vs. your state comparison of requirements.
  • Students need to check with their state counseling board for Internship requirements to their state.

Semester Requirements:

  • Internship officially starts the first day of Liberty’s academic semester.
  • Internship is full-semester commitment.
    • Students are required to earn hours each week of the semester with the approved site and supervisor.
  • Internship is an A-Term Course:
    • 16-17 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters
    • 14-15 weeks during the Summer semester.

*Please note that all students are responsible to keep a record/copy of their verification of final hours form for licensure purposes*

Site Opportunities

Supervisor Information

Application Documents

Document Submission

Changing Site and/or Supervisor

Requesting an Additional Semester of Internship