Alcohol/Drug Counselor Intern
Chicago, IL 
Posted 24 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Alcohol/Drug Counselor Intern
Job Location US-IL-Chicago
ID 2024-11390 Status Internship/Training Program Shift Varied Schedule Varied Hours of Work varied

Provide clinical services in coordination with the treatment team consistent with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Standards of Care and the 12-Core functions of alcohol and drug counseling. Development of clinical competency and ethical practice.

    Analyze, integrate, synthesize, and practice professionalism in clinical placement
  • Analyze, integrate, synthesize, and practice assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Analyze, integrate, synthesize, and practice theory- and evidence-based methods to implement interventions
  • Analyze, integrate, synthesize, and practice ethical principles in clinical practice
  • Analyze, integrate, synthesize, and practice multiculturalism in clinical practice


  • Must be a student at time of practicum or internship, meaning enrolled in a program in alcohol and drug counseling at an accredited educational institution, or who is taking an alcohol and drug counseling course or practicum for credit.


  • Preference for students who are in their final semesters and have had passed the majority of their classes within their degree program.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is - at our core- a people-powered organization. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.

Being "a best place to work" is a strategic goal of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and it's a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

We deeply value our employees. Working at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Paid time-off
  • Tuition reimbursement

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs; and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


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As soon as possible
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Full Time
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