Holos Institute offers a unique internship program for Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Interns throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Internships at Holos are structured for post-Masters professionals in the MFT and LPC licensure track who are interested in informing their clinical work with principles and practices of Ecopsychology. Most interns remain in the Holos community through licensure and are guided in building and sustaining a private practice.

Internships at Holos are structured very much like a private practice internship but also involve membership in a community of creative, holistically-oriented psychotherapists who are curious about the interface of environment and psyche.  While interns are expected to be self-motivated and work independently, they also have the support of community through shared office space, group supervision, twice monthly clinical seminars, seasonal staff retreats and other community events. Interns at Holos are supported in crafting their unique voice in the psychotherapy world and are guided through practical components of marketing and presentation. Advanced interns are offered opportunities for public presentations, teaching, and publication.  We strive to offer the finest level of professionalism and the refinement of clinical skill while considering our place in the field of Ecopsychology.

Download details of the Holos internship program below
Please note that the program is dynamic and changes to the details may have occurred since this posting


Currently, we are only accepting applications from candidates who have completed at least 800 clinical hours
AND will be transferring a caseload of at no less than 5 weekly clients.

Regrettably, we are not able to offer practicum training for beginning MFT and LPC trainees at this time.

Our application has been simplified to the following online application.  It prompts you to upload a current copy of your resume or CV.
We have some basic questions to ask of you along with some clinical and theoretical inquiry.  We ask that you answer candidly but with thoughtfulness as you reflect on applying to an internship to an ecopsychology grounded internship.

Once you hit the “submit” button we will receive your application form and respond within 10 business days.

It is VERY HELPFUL if you also send us an email that serves as a cover letter to your application.  This serves as our “heads up” for your application and helps us orient to your particular situation in a way the online application cannot.
Please include in that at least 2 clinical references that we may contact.  If you have pre-written reference letters we ask that you include at least one clinical reference (ideally a clinical supervisor) whom we may contact.

Thank you!  We look forward to connecting with you!

Internship Application Form

Thank you for your interest in being an associate therapist (intern) at Holos! This form is our way of getting to know you. You will be contacted within 10 days of submission for an interview or a request for more information. We look forward to getting to know you!
  • Please upload your most recent CV or resume
    Holos' main offices are in San Francisco with a second office in Oakland and occasional satellite offices in other cities. Please select which locations you prefer. Satellite offices are rarely set up upon the start of an internship but we do consider exceptions.
  • Where are you presently doing clinical work? (If none, just enter "n/a").
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 3000.
  • When is your preferred start date at Holos?
  • We are curious to know how you have come to be interested specifically in interning at Holos. Please be candid in your response.
  • What does ecopsychology mean to you? How do you see yourself applying it in your clinical work? Or describe a particular voice in ecopsych that you would like to develop.
  • Please briefly describe the kind of clinical work you find most fulfilling. Feel free to reflect on a clinical vignette but do not include any client identifying information.
  • Please describe what you consider your "learning edges". What kind of clinical work do you find particularly challenging? Is there something in yourself that you want to work on in your professional development?
  • Is there anything else that you want us to know about you in advance? If so, kindly let us know.

After review of your submitted material, we will schedule an in-person interview or advise otherwise.
If you have questions about the internship program, please click here to send us a message. 

(No phone calls, please.)