Master’s/Doctorate Level Clinical Experience (Practicum and/or Internship)

Clinical experiences (also known as a practicum or internship) are available at Fraser in mental health, autism and neuropsychology for graduate and doctoral level students. We train graduate students to deliver high-quality clinical services with lasting outcomes to children from birth through early adulthood. 

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and school requirements/contract. Please apply by visiting this page.

The mission of Fraser is to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of children, adults and families with special needs through education, health care and housing services. Fraser clinical services include autism, mental health, and pediatric therapy. Additionally, Fraser offers an inclusive preschool, career planning and employment services, and a variety of housing/community support options. Apply for an unpaid clinical experience to receive credit for your master’s or doctoral program.


At Fraser, we use a wide variety of evidence-based interventions. We encourage interns to consult and collaborate with other professionals within Fraser as well as with those working in outside community agencies.

We offer three types of experiences:

  • Therapy Clinical Experience:
    • Day treatment (3 hours/day)
    • Outpatient therapy with families, groups and/or individuals
  • Assessment Clinical Experience:
    • Focuses on testing and assessment
    • Low outpatient therapy load
  • Advanced Practicum (for doctoral level students):
    • Evaluations /assessments
    • Outpatient therapy caseload 

More about our programs:

The Clinical Children and Family Mental Health Practicum serves children from birth to age six who have a broad range of emotional and behavioral problems that are interfering with their development and relationships. This is a day treatment program in which children are seen in both individual and family therapy. Fraser uses best practices in treating children who have had significant trauma and attachment disruptions.

The Clinical Autism Practicum serves children who have an autism diagnosis or other neurodevelopmental disorder that results in mild to severe difficulties with communication, learning, behavior and interaction. Practicum and therapy experiences include comprehensive assessments, outpatient therapy, treatment interventions, and preschool day treatment. Use and learn best practices from the Early Start Denver Model, 0-3 Assessment Mode. The opportunity to shadow other professionals and learn more about PCIT and Applied Behavioral Analysis may also be available.

The Fraser Neuropsychology Clinic 

provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 18 who present with a wide range of neurodevelopmental issues (including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, language disorders, specific learning disabilities) and neurologic disorders (including seizure disorders, traumatic brain injury, genetic disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders).

Internship locations will be determined based on openings and the availability of supervisors. Fraser offers services in Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Richfield and Woodbury.

Internship Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in master’s or doctoral program in psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or social work and using this clinical experience to fulfill school credit
  • Start in September 2019
  • Commit to working 16 to 24 hours per week for 9 to 12 months

Applications were accepted beginning in November 2018 and will continue to be accepted until all spots are filled. Phone interviews will take place beginning in December, and in-person interviews beginning in January. Fraser accepts between three and eight students each year.

Please note: if you are a social work student and attend one of these three schools, you may not apply online. Instead, you must go through your school's master program.

  • University of St. Thomas/University of St. Catherine
  • Augsburg University
  • University of Minnesota

By submitting an application for a Fraser clinical experience, you acknowledge that you are applying for a clinical experience (designated as a practicum or internship) for school credit and will not receive compensation. This is a clinical rotation, during which we are offering to train you in clinical interventions for the humanitarian good.

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and school requirements/contract. Please apply by visiting this page.